Friday, August 10, 2012

Pocket Heart Instructions

These fleece–stuffed hearts are soft and comforting to children who are in hospital environments or in the middle of a crisis.

Pocket Heart Instructions

Place one front heart (with embellishment) and one back heart wrong sides together. Use a blanket stitch to sew hearts together (instructions below). Beginning on one side, sew about three quarters of the way around. Stuff the heart lightly with stuffing.  Do not overstuff; you want the heart to be soft. Finish sewing the rest of the way around. End with a straight backstitch

Blanket Stitch Instructions

Knot the thread end after threading the needle. Insert the needle between the two layers of felt and through the edge at the starting point.

Making even stitches 1/8 to 1/4-inch apart, work from left to right with the cut edges towards you (see figures 1, 2 & 3). After finishing the heart, end with a small, straight back stitch to secure the last blanket stitch.

Help is available at the Garden Court from 10:30am - 3:00pm, Thursday and Friday.

For printable instructions, click here

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