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Get pumped for V-day (ugh) with my next heartfelt tutorial...(includes free template)
Here’s how to create your own quirktastically literal heart on your sleeve pin (with my oh-so-artistic free template):

Posted by Confessions of a Refashionista from Toronto, Ontario, Canada • Published See Confessions of a Refashionista's 66 projects »
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  • How to make an elbow patch. Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve…Literally! - Step 1
    Step 1

    Print out the Sheri-created template attached & 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

  • How to make an elbow patch. Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve…Literally! - Step 2
    Step 2

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

  • How to make an elbow patch. Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve…Literally! - Step 3
    Step 3

    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

  • How to make an elbow patch. Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve…Literally! - Step 4
    Step 4

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

  • How to make an elbow patch. Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve…Literally! - Step 5
    Step 5

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

  • How to make an elbow patch. Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve…Literally! - Step 6
    Step 6

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

  • How to make an elbow patch. Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve…Literally! - Step 7
    Step 7

    stitch on a brooch back or safety pin

  • How to make an elbow patch. Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve…Literally! - Step 8
    Step 8

    and give your heart away this Valentine’s Day!

  • How to make an elbow patch. Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve…Literally! - Step 9
    Step 9

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

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Arawynn
Arawynn · 8 projects
This is awesome. Thanks for sharing Happy
Confessions of a Refashionista
Confessions of a Refashionista · Toronto, Ontario, CA · 89 projects
Thanks for stopping by =O) let me know if you make your own version...
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