Hope & Gloria - Sewing Inspiration for Children

Hope & Gloria - Sewing Inspiration for Children
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Friday, February 13, 2015

Love Bug Pin Cushion - A Valentine's Day Make

Here's a quick and cute little make - just in time for Valentine's Day. Make them from scraps of fabric and use them as decorations, pin cushions or as a gift to show you care!

Here's how:

Step One

Make a heart shaped template from paper and round off the point at the bottom. Pin it to two layers of dark felt and one of brightly coloured felt, then cut out through all three layers so that all of the hearts are exactly the same size. I have used a dark blue and cerise pink for mine.

Cut a straight line across the bottom of the pink heart approx 2cm from the bottom.

Step two:

Add some spots to your bug using black buttons and use a dark thread to sew on antennae.

Step three:

Place the pink heart on top of one of the blue hearts and secure with a few stitches just below the top middle.

Step four

Pin all three hearts together and sew around the outside using running stitch leaving a small gap on one side for stuffing.

Step five:

Now add soft toy filling. If you are going to use it as a pin cushion it needs to be quite full.

Step six:

Sew up the gap and your love bug is complete. Now all you need to do is decide who to give it to!

Happy Valentine's Day!

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