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Scrappy, Stuffed, Heart Tutorial; ‘ Scraps of my love’
~These stuffed hearts are made mostly from my scrap pile. They are a little bigger than an open paw…measuring at about 7” across the heart at its widest part. Mine are stuffed with fluff and I had someone in mind for each as I pieced each one together using tiny bits of love and thought to make it as special as it’s recipient.

Another fun and cool option is to add a pocket to hold reading glasses a valentine treat (sexy or chocolaty), a remote control, or even baby teeth for the toothsome fairy!

Yet another idea you might try is stuff with rice add a few drops of essential oil to make a hot/cold pack (microwave/freezer) for someone’s aching head or crampy muscles.

Posted by belle from Texas, Texas, United States • Published See belle's 32 projects »
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  • How to make a shape plushie. Scrappy Stuffed Heart - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut and iron two hearts from my pattern (or make you own heart pattern (sew easy!!) If you want to use mine just print it at 100% on an 8.5”x11” paper. The pattern uses 1/4’ seams.

  • How to make a shape plushie. Scrappy Stuffed Heart - Step 2
    Step 2

    Design and apply the layout of your embellishments, pockets or what have you for the top and a bottom of your heart (if you used two different fabrics; which I did on all mine).

  • How to make a shape plushie. Scrappy Stuffed Heart - Step 3
    Step 3

    I used appliqués as sort of my main theme (I like to use fusible interface with my appliqués) Then I added buttons and bits of fabric and ribbon here and there to move your eye aro

  • How to make a shape plushie. Scrappy Stuffed Heart - Step 4
    Step 4

    Remember to attach your embellishmets from the bottom up ,

  • How to make a shape plushie. Scrappy Stuffed Heart - Step 5
    Step 5

    ...with buttons and bows being attached last.

  • How to make a shape plushie. Scrappy Stuffed Heart - Step 6
    Step 6

    Iron after each layer is attached. Ironing will help keep it clean and make it easier to attach the next layer in your design.

  • How to make a shape plushie. Scrappy Stuffed Heart - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sew your heart out!

  • How to make a shape plushie. Scrappy Stuffed Heart - Step 8
    Step 8

    With wrong sides together, sew a 1/4” seam around the heart

  • How to make a shape plushie. Scrappy Stuffed Heart - Step 9
    Step 9

    ... leaving about a 2.5-3” opening to turn out of.

  • How to make a shape plushie. Scrappy Stuffed Heart - Step 10
    Step 10

    Start your seam about and inch or so from the bottom of the point of your heart so your opening will be on the bottom side of your heart.(about where my scissors are lying is where I started sewing down)

  • How to make a shape plushie. Scrappy Stuffed Heart - Step 11
    Step 11

    Turn your heart out carefully. Using a pointy stick (knit needle, chop stick, etc) check all your seams and poke out your point.

  • How to make a shape plushie. Scrappy Stuffed Heart - Step 12
    Step 12

    Iron your heart. Shape it up and tuck under the opening and iron it making it even with the rest of the heart.

  • How to make a shape plushie. Scrappy Stuffed Heart - Step 13
    Step 13

    Stuff your heart. Use fluff or whatever you like. I used fluff combined with serger scraps.

  • How to make a shape plushie. Scrappy Stuffed Heart - Step 14
    Step 14

    Sew up the opening. I like to use a blanket stitch for this and I use doubled thread for a nice thick stitch. You could also use embroidery thread for this.

  • How to make a shape plushie. Scrappy Stuffed Heart - Step 15
    Step 15

    Fluff your heart and give it away! Give it to your valentine and feel the waves of appreciation and love roll over you…

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Jennifer C.
Jennifer C.
These are so cute! I love them! Great job.
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Baddeer
Baddeer
I lllove it! But I don`t see any pattern here..am I stupid??
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Rachel L.
Rachel L. · Brisbane, Queensland, AU · 14 projects
i love the fabrics you used... where did you get them?
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FrolleinKram
FrolleinKram · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 132 projects
Uhm... Am I just too stupid to find a pattern? :/

I'd love to make one of these just... now, but as I said, can't find any "real" pattern and when I try to make a heart pattern, the result looks like... crap. Ah, life is drama...

These are adorable, by the way. ^^
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michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
this is great, love it
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Jet Melissa Gemini
Jet Melissa Gemini · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 2 projects
Aww I love this!
When we moved we ditched our scrap bag, now it makes me sad.
There are plenty of alternatives though, because I love how this is personalized and I'm definitely going to make some! Happy Great idea!
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Namsab
Namsab · 13 projects
Aww. I think I'm gonna make a bunch for my friends!
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Jillibean :)
Jillibean :) · 2 projects
so cute!
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Mrs T
Mrs T · Dubai, Dubai, AE · 5 projects
very cute!
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Marieke
Marieke · Espel, Flevoland, NL · 166 projects
Aaaww, they are so pretty.
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