Stitchable Conversation HeartPosted by TheCraftyCollab on Feb 6, 2014 in Celebrations, Craftiness, Crafts, Holidays | 3 comments
U Create has a sweet Valentine for crafters of all abilities with the Stitchable Conversation Heart. They made it even easier by providing a free template for your project!
A cute and easy project that will add a little touch of Cupid’s magic to our homes? Count us in!
Please click here to visit U Create and see the instructions that we followed!
Reviewer #1 – Sarah
Mission: To make darling “grown-up” Valentine’s Day cards for my favorite people using my favorite fabric, felt!
- I was in need of felt for this project and also to update my felt rosette wreath, so I picked up several sheets at my local JoAnn.
- I also picked up some blank greeting cards so that I could adorn them with the felt hearts to make grown-up valentines.
- I had needles and dental floss at home, so was all set to start once I got back with the materials.
I can’t wait to get these mailed out to my friends and family – snail mail is one of my favorite ways to let people know you love them.
Share the love – xoxo!
Tips & Tricks Learned:
I first cut out the felt heart shapes using the method of folding the felt in half-length wise and then cutting a heart shape. Each of my hearts is unique in shape and I love that aspect!
I tried marking the stencil pattern onto my felt, but it wasn’t working well with my pencil, so I decided to go the free hand route using just my needle and floss thread. Though my stitched lines don’t look perfect and aren’t nearly as cute as the free stitch-able print, but I feel it adds to the handmade cuteness of these Valentine’s Day cards!
If you did want to use a stencil, a chalk pencil would come in handy!
Easy to do and pretty quick when it came down to prep and finish time.
Plus there are so many options on how to create these and you can personalize them for your valentines.
I don’t see any – such a great way to spread love.
They are so darling and I am excited to have created homemade Valentine’s for my loved ones.
Reviewer #2 – Maren
Mission: Whip up a little Valentine’s decor for my home and my honey.
- I used some left over felt from our Felt Rosette Wreath project.
- My plain white cloth came right out of my scrap bin.
- I grabbed my frame from the clearance aisle at Target a few months back!
- I chose white embroidery thread, which I also had on hand!
Tips & Tricks Learned:
I chose “XOXO” as my convo and used a basic back-stitch as Kari from U Create did. I thought I would be safe free-handing my writing, however sort of wish I would have stenciled it due to my anal retentive tendencies.
Embroidery thread is made up of 6 tiny strands. I used 3 strands for the outline of my heart, and the full thread for my “XOXO”.
To finish my piece, I simply taped my fabric over the glass part of my picture frame and put it back together! Wah-lah!
If I did it again, I would have ironed the fabric before putting it into the frame.
A super easy and speedy project that adds a little V-day flare to your home!
When making this project I accidentally thought about Cupid and got the damn “Cupid Shuffle” stuck in my head for the next 4 days.
I liked this project! There are so many ways to make it your own, and it’s easy enough for all skill levels.
I love that I didn’t need to spend a dime, and I also like the idea of having an easy project on hand to create cute holiday decor for any season!
Reviewer #3 – Alicia
Mission: The magic word for me is “felt“. I just love everything about it and have tons of it. I would be wearing felt underwear if I could, but alas – that is another conversation. I am all about creating a Valentine-themed project out of felt!
In the original post Kari used the cutest picture frames for her hearts. I have a lot of random frames but nothing that really sparked my interest for this project.
- I decided to use 2 embroidery hoops that were collecting dust.
- I also had a large amount of linen from some previous projects that I thought would tie in nicely.
- I used white and red embroidery floss and used a basic stitch.
Tips & Tricks Learned:
I would strongly suggest finding several sizes of hearts and sayings on the internet to use as a guide. The original post included a link to both, but I could not [for the life of me] get the darn images to enlarge.
I decided to free-hand everything and it turned out okay but using a guide would have been a lot easier.
So easy and looks so lovely – Felt is so inexpensive!
None – unless you suck at using a needle and thread or cutting.
This project is one of my all-time favorites. I just love the end result; it was so easy to make and there are so many ways to make them.
I seriously have felt coming out of my ears, so I am super excited to make a few more of these to display around the house. This would also be a great gift for a grandparent or a child’s teacher.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Spread some love!