Here’s how to create your own quirktastically literal heart on your sleeve pin (with my oh-so-artistic free template).
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grab some heart-coloured fabric scrap (I used the remains of a fleece scarf), an embroidery needle & thread in vein-y blue + a bit o’ stuffing
choose your heart size & cut it out then fold the fabric in half & pin on the template
chop out the heart, et voila! A front & back piece. Set aside the back for now & re-pin the template to the front on the right side of the fabric
using the lines of the template as a guide split stitch straight through both paper & fabric to create the veins
when you’re happy with your funky blood vessels gently remove the paper
pop the front on top of the back piece & securely blanket stitch the edges together, stuff & close and your open heart surgery is complete!
stitch on a brooch back or safety pin and give your heart away this Valentine's day or keep it for yourself and wear your heart on your sleeve!
Participated in the
Valentine's Day Challenge 2016