We love Sewing with Kids and Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to get out your sewing kit and sew an adorable Valentine’s Day Craft for kids. A wonderful Heart Softie Pattern for Valentines for you to try out and cherish.
STEPHANIE DANCING HEART
Meet Stephanie Dancing Heart, she virtually insisted that she be my Valentine’s project for Red Ted Art’s 31 days of love. There was no way she was going to miss it. And she’s stubborn…once she sets her mind on something it’s pretty hard to dissuade her. She looked me in the eye and said through those long lipstick red eyelashes, “everyone needs a dancing heart, everyone.” Who can argue with that ? One thing I can say though is that once you hook up with Stephanie, you’ll not only have a dancing heart, you’ll have a friend for life. Hope you enjoy getting to know her…here she is.
To make your friendly Heart Softie, you will need:
- 10″ X 7″ red felt
- 6″ X 6″ pink felt
- White and blue felt for eyes
How to make your Heart Softie
Download and cut out the templates. Trace the back of Stephanie’s body onto the red felt. Trace the front of her body and her dancing shoes onto the pink felt. Cut out her eyes. I’ve cut out 1″ diameter circles from white felt and punched out the pupils from blue felt.
Glue on her eyes. Use two small stitches from black thread to sew her mouth on.
Pin together the front and back of Stephanie’s body. Sew around her body leaving an opening for stuffing as indicated on the template.
Stuff and sew the opening closed.
Fringe and fold down her eyelashes. Glue on her dancing shoes. I’ve glued three diamantés onto each shoe to give them that glitzy dancing look.
Now your Stephanie Dancing Heart is ready for Valentine’s Day. I hope she enjoys herself.
If you loved this tutorial, why not check out some more of Trixi’s tips and tricks?:
- Tips for sewing with kids here
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