Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Teaching Kids to Sew - Project #3

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.




Materials needed:
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





Thank you for joining us - stay tuned for more projects!




Lavonna ZWB

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