Are you getting all geared up for Valentine’s Day?? It’s just around the corner! Well if you are looking for inspiration today’s post has got you covered!!
These sweet DIY Fabric Hearts are perfect for giving to a friend or neighbor! They are filled with fiberfill and lavender so they make a great little sachet. You could pair your fabric hearts with a plate of treats or even just a handmade card and have a great gift!
How to Make Fabric Hearts
I dug into my precious Liberty fabric stash for these – I thought the hearts would be perfect for showcase these sweet fabrics!
These are a great starter embroidery project and perfect for Scrap Busting too!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own: (Amounts are for 1 Heart)
- Felt for Heart – 8″ x 4″
- Fabric for center of heart – 3″ x 3″
- Optional – lining for fabric if you are using something thin like lawn
- Fusible webbing
- Embroidery Floss
- Dried Lavender (if you want it to be a sachet)
- Ribbon – 16″
- Pattern for Felt and Fabric Hearts
Begin by cutting out your hearts from felt. If you use pinking shears you’ll have a nice zig zaggy edge. If you fold the felt in half and cut the hearts out at the same time, you can match up the zig zags when you sew them together and it will all look nice and tidy. Cut the center heart out of one of the felt hearts.
Cut out your center heart (and optional lining).
Cut small strips of fusible webbing and fuse the fabric heart to the felt. Fuse the lining fabric in place over the print fabric heart if you are using it. Make sure you use an ironing cloth over the felt so it doesn’t burn.
Embroider little scallops around the fabric heart on the front of the felt, using a back stitch. Add little lazy daisy loops at the bottom and sides of the heart. You can find embroidery tutorials on the How to Do That page.
Place the front and the back of the hearts together and sew together with embroidery thread and a little running stitch. Leave a section open at the top and side.
Stuff the heart with a little bit of fiberfill and some lavender at the center of the heart. Cut a length of ribbon and fold it in half. Tie a little knot at the end. Place the folded end of the ribbon at the top of the heart between the two pieces, then finish sewing the two hearts together with the running stitch. Sew a little button to the top center of the heart.
I would have a picture for you of this step – but I forgot to take one. Being a beginner blogger and all. Ahem. But you can look at the finished photos to get the idea!
Repeat the steps for a bunch of sweet fabric hearts to hand out to your friends! And one for you too of course!
These are just beautiful, Bev! Your embroidery projects are always so cute. My grandmother loved to embroider; I am more of a seamstress, but I might have to try my hand at these. Thanks for sharing and for the Valentine round-up, too.
I love making these. How long does it take you to make one heart?
Gillian Cunningham Wright says
Thank you for sharing this, such a pretty project. Now I have an excellent excuse to buy some Liberty fabric lol!
Virginia Fynes says
Incredibly sweet idea! Pinned
Bev, the sachets are just adorable! Fabulous work, as always. Your blog is such an inspiration to me. (I think these might also be cute done in red or white felt, using small Christmas prints for the center part — cute tie-ons for gifts!)
These are definitely the best of the entire list. I can’t wait to start making some. Sadly I don’t have a Liberty fabric stash to dip into so mine won’t look as adorable as yours.
Laura / Pet Scribbles says
These felt hearts are so aDORable Bev! Pinning and I may attempt to make them too. :)
Leslie Schmidt says
Oh, Bev, these couldn’t be any sweeter. I will definitely be making some of these. Thanks for the tutorial.
Pat C. says
Good grief, Bev, your Valentine hearts are just too precious for words! Thank you for sharing the tutorial, but I would be so depressed at my results (if I even got past downloading the pattern – hehe!) that I will probably remain content to sit and drool over yours!
Thank you, too, for the fun compilation of DIY Valentine ideas.: ) xoxo
T'onna @ USS Crafty says
I just love these hearts! I love the embroidery!
Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party
What is fiberfill and where did you get the dried lavender?
Rebecca Cooper says
These are so beautiful Bev! My girls would love to sew these. :)
These are adorable! I’ve included this idea in my blog post featuring Valentine crafts: http://abusylittlebird.com/8-great-projects-to-make-for-valentines-day/ Thank you!
Denise/DIY Crush says
seems like a very popular post! I see it all over pinterest! No wonder, those hearts are amazing!! I added this pattern to my round up of 10 things to sew for Valentine’s Day! See it here: http://www.diy-crush.com/blog/10-loveable-valentines-sewing-diys/
Yolanda Crisostomo says
I Love these heart sachets and shared it on my Facebook crafting page with a link back to your page. Thank you!
These are so sweet! I love the pinked edges, cute stitches and lovely fabric & buttons! Okay… I love everything about them! Thank you for sharing. Hugs, Laurraine
I love these little sachets! I am making a bunch and making them into a swag to hang in a window! Would you mind telling me where you found your mini-oinking shears? I don’t see them for fabric anywhere.
Thelma Day says
They are so pretty.
Mary Danks says
Thanks for the tutorial, they are so cute. I am making lots of them.
These little hearts are super cute. I’m going to make some for a few friends. Just one thought….I believe it would be easier to sew the button on the front heart after the embroidery scallops and BEFORE sewing the front and back pieces together. I will try it both ways to be sure. Thanks!
I love these hearts SO much, Having found your original post I went back and cleaned up my Pinterest board and removed SIX other links! I mean, I really, really like them a lot! Thank you for posting them!
Ann J Phelps says
So sweet & simple too. Thanks for this lovely pattern.
Beautiful sachets! I grow a ton of lavender. Need to make some!
Very cute. Would be cute bowl fillers for a tablescape, minus the lavender. Thank you for the pattern.
Bernie Frisch says
Super cute!!! Thank you for sharing! ❤️
Betty Jones says
Was looking for a fun sachet to use with potpourri we made out of daughter’s wedding flowers, this was perfect!! And what a wonderful project to use up some of my felt, fabric, button and ribbon stashes (I have SO much!!)
Thank you for sharing!
Tricia p says
Thank-you very much for the quick little ideas. Someone at the store where I work leaves crochet granny square butterflies on the check outs w a tag that says “you are beautiful”. Think I will add some of these to the idea!
belbeoch nicole says
super idée ! je vais en faire pour moi et pour ma fille qui est née le jour de la saint valentin! merçi pour ce projet