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Heart Sleeve Sweatshirt

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!

Heart Sleeve Sweatshirt | Oh Happy Day!  

Heart Sleeve Sweatshirt | Oh Happy Day!

Heart Sleeve Sweatshirt | Oh Happy Day!

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!


Heart Sleeve Sweatshirt | Oh Happy Day!

Heart Sleeve Sweatshirt | Oh Happy Day!

Crafting by Justine Pon

  1. Oneida

    January 30, 2018

    Where did you get the plain gray sweatshirt? I have been looking for one just like that!

  2. Rosemary

    January 31, 2018

    Most of the manufacturers of fusible web applied to clothing, “recommend machine stitching around the appliqué.” As the elbow gets a lot of movement and stress, it would be a good idea to follow the manufacturer’s recommendation.

  3. Jacqueline

    January 31, 2018

    This DIY is so adorable! I once saw I sweater like this and never forgot it. Excited to try making my own!


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