wear your heart on your sleeve…literally!

I completely admit to pinching this wonderfully wacky idea from the supremely talented & amazingly artistic Johanna of Basteldibix (creator of my awesome new “…gone thrifting” logo):

Here’s how to create your own quirktastically literal heart on your sleeve pin (with my oh-so-artistic free template):

© Confessions of a Refashonista - Sheri Pavlovic  ;O)

Print out the Sheri-created template above…

grab some heart-coloured fabric scrap (I used the remains of a fleece scarf), an embroidery needle & thread in vein-y blue + a bit o’ stuffing

choose your heart size & cut it out then fold the fabric in half & pin on the template

chop out the heart, et voila! A front & back piece …set aside the back for now & re-pin the template to the front on the right side of the fabric

using the lines of the template as a guide split stitch straight through both paper & fabric to create the veins

when you’re happy with your funky blood vessels gently remove the paper

pop the front on top of the back piece & securely blanket stitch the edges together, stuff & close and your open heart surgery is complete!

stitch on a brooch back or safety pin

and give your heart away this Valentine’s Day!

or keep for yourself & indisputably wear your heart on your sleeve!

…if you haven’t already checked out Johanna’s fabulously amusing creations then head over right now, they’re guaranteed to inspire a grin! (+ she offers a selection of her whimsical characters as free downloads & groovy Goody Bags to print, craft with & enjoy!) & don’t forget to visit her shop & show Basteldibix some facebook like-y love too!

all the tutes!

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