Have you ever been accused of wearing your heart on your sleeve? We’re taking the saying literal by adding heart patches to a simple sweatshirt! Back in grade school, I used to pass notes to my crush saying ridiculous things like, “Do you like me? Check yes or no.” Maybe I was just a big loser, (and maybe I still am), but I have all kinds of nostalgia for this kind of adolescent love, hence the “yes” and “no” on the sleeves. Make it for yourself, or for your Valentine!
Materials Needed: Plain sweatshirt, red velvet fabric, heart image with text, tracing paper, scissors, small embroidery hoop, tape, embroidery thread, embroidery needle, double-stick fusible web, iron
Step 1: Print out your image with text onto a sheet of tracing paper, then cut out the design with scissors.
Step 2: Secure fabric into the embroidery hoop. Center the tracing paper design onto the fabric then tape the edges of the design to secure.
Step 3: Use needle and embroidery thread to fill in the text design using a satin stitch. Once the design is filled, remove the tracing paper to reveal your embroidery.
Step 4: Remove the fabric from the embroidery hoop.
Step 5: Stick the back of the patch to one side of the fusible webbing. Then, cut out the heart outline with scissors.
Step 6: Put on the sweatshirt and figure out where you want to place your patches, then mark the placement.
Step 7: Iron on the patch using the directions from the fusible webbing. You’re all done!
Crafting by Justine Pon