Project #3 - Hand Sewn Felt Heart Ornament
Here is our first hand sewn project. You will need 2 different colors of felt and either cookie cutters or card stock for patterns.
We will be using cookie cutters for our patterns. I traced the heart shape onto paper and cut around it adding a generous 1/4", traced that onto card stock and created the larger heart in that manner.
2 Large Heart Shapes
1 Smaller Heart Shape
7" of 1/8" or 1/4" Ribbon
Embroidery Floss or Pearl Cotton and Needle
Needle and Thread
Trace the pattern - cut 2 large and 1 smaller heart shape
Fold the ribbon in half and tie in a knot
Pin to the back of the large front heart
Tack in place using needle and thread (I have used white so you can see it)
Place the smaller heart in the middle of the front heart and pin in place
Using the embroidery floss or pearl cotton, begin with the knot in the back and hand sew the 2 hearts together approximately 1/4" from the outer edge of the small heart
Knot in the back
Place the back and front together (wrong sides together) and pin or clip in place - begin with the knot in between the hearts
Hand sew the large hearts together approximately 1/4" from the outer edge
Be sure to catch the ribbon with the needle (you might want to do this a couple of times)
Once you have sewn completely around the heart, knot in between the hearts
Slide the needle to the left side of the heart catching both sides to help hide the knot
You can add buttons and include many different shapes to create some fun ornaments
Thank you for joining us - stay tuned for more projects!
**All of our "Teaching Kids to Sew" projects are designed for beginning sewers to learn during our Sewing Camp to be held at Clackamas Park Friends Church in Milwaukie, Oregon, June 18-22, 2018 for Session 1 and July 30-August 3 for Session 2 from 10-3 daily. For more information, please contact the church at firstname.lastname@example.org or me, Lavonna via this blog.**