- an embroidery hoop
- a square of felt
- straight pin
- pinking shears
- pen/marker (disappearing ink would be best)
- crochet thread & needle
The entire inspiration for this project was the hot pink embroidery hoop that I picked up from JoAnn’s last week!
Start by laying your hoop down on the right side of a piece of fabric and trace a circle around the hoop leaving an inch or so that will be your “skirt”. Cut the circle you’ve just drawn out with a pair of pinking shears. Pinking shears cut the fabric in such a way that you won’t have to deal with running threads plus it makes it look pretty and decorative. Insert your cut out fabric circle into your hoop, pulling taught, and tighten the frame.
Next, fold your felt square in half and free-hand cut a heart shape – we’re bringing back the kindergarten craft skills today!
Pin your felt heart to the center of your fabric embroidery hoop.
Thread your needle with a long length of crochet thread. Tie 3 good knots in the end of the thread and starting from the back of the fabric start hand stitching your felt heart into place.
When you are done stitching the heart on tie several knots in the thread on the back of the fabric and trim the thread.
You will most likely need to pull your fabric through the hoop tightly again, as it will loosen while you are stitching.
You can be completely done at this point or you can add on as many embellishments as you’d like!
I added some hand stitched initials (for me and the hubs) as well as a little triple ribbon bow to the top.