Valentines Embroidery Project – Mini Heart Pillow for Kids

Valentines embroidery projectIf you’d like to show the little ones in your life even more love this Valentines then why not try your hand at this embroidery craft project to make a mini heart pillow. The finished pillow measures around 19cm (approx 7.5″) so it’s the perfect size for you – and them – to snuggle up with.

You will need

Valentines embroidery project

woven wheel stitchWhat to do:

  1. Print out the template and tape it to a window. Place one of your squares of fabric over the top and using your air erasable pen, trace over the outline and patterns. Don’t cut it out yet!
  2. Put your fabric into the embroidery hoop and position it so you can see the outlines clearly. Here’s the stitch guide – (oh and don’t worry about woven wheel stitch if it’s a new one to you. Very easy.. just stitch the five stitches for the cheeks and then weave over and under with the thread to fill in)embroidery stitch guide

 

3. Once your embroidery is finished, cut out the heart shape. Lay it on top of the other piece of fabric and use it as the template to cut out the second heart shape.

4. Lay the two pieces with right sides together and stitch most of the way around the edge, either with a sewing machine or by hand in backstitch. Make sure you leave a gap of around 5-8cms (or 3 inches) for turning.

Valentines embroidery pillowsatin stitch triangles5. Turn your heart the right way out through the gap and fill the shape with the toy stuffing.

6. Close the gap with a small hand stitch or machine sew. Now cuddle up!

If you like this project then please share it with other makers. I love to see how your projects turn out so why not post yours on Instagram with the #gidsyandjogang tag and let us show you some Valentines love!

Valentines embroidery project

 

 

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