Felt Heart Monster

Okay, one more Valentine’s project.

Don’t ya just love felt?  I think I have made it pretty clear that I do!  This is a little heart monster I designed and made.  And here’s just how you do it!

Supplies:
Felt
Embroidery Thread
Batting
Scrap Fabric

I took pictures along the way…

The pictures really speak for themselves, but I will offer a little explanation.

First of all, sketch out your monster.  Then, fold it in half and cut it out (this way it will be symmetrical).    Then, pull out your clear packing tape and tape it to the felt, on the fold.  I explain why I use tape when cutting felt here.
Cut out.  Add eye(s), teeth, etc.
Fold monster in half and cut out heart.  Save heart.
Place scrap of fabric behind the heart cut-out and stitch in place with a backstitch.
Add embellishment.  Tip–I use staples instead of stick pins with felt–so it lays flat when I stitch.
Cut out a second monster for the back.  Stuff and sew sides with a blanket stitch.

And here are my two little “monsters” this Valentines.  This felt heart monster is my gift for my little boy this Valentines.  With a nursing baby I’m not sure my husband will take me on a “date”, but I’m not going to lie, life is pretty good!
 
It doesn’t get much sweeter than that!

Comments

  1. KraftinMommy says:

    What a fun little project! And P.S. I love that last shot of him holding her hand. Way too cute!

    http://www.kraftinmommy.blogspot.com

  2. Ana Lopes says:

    Such sweet photos, Nancy!!! That’s really LOVE! Your Valentine project it’s too fun!
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    http://www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

  3. Oh, the little hand holding is darling!!

  4. Tonna @ USS Crafty says:

    Cute little monster! I love the heart!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
    http://usscrafty.blogspot.com/search/label/Submarine%20Sunday

  5. That monster’s adorable! And the pictures, too :)

  6. c.w.frosting says:

    This is one adorable little monster! xo caroline @ c.w.frosting

  7. I love both of your linkups this week – your monster is cute (plus your real live little monsters!) and the candle holder is a lovely family craft.

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  8. This is just adorable.
    Stitches @ http://thehottoddiesofwa.blogspot.com/

  9. Laurie@SimplyCreatingHome says:

    Cute project and sweet photos of your kiddos!

  10. so very very cute! thank you for sharing!

  11. This is sooo cute! Found you on the Mop It Up Monday Hop!

    Sarah
    mamasgotittogether.com

  12. Ana Dziengel says:

    So cute! I love the monster’s grin!
    -Ana from http://www.babbledabbledo.com

  13. Diana - FreeStyleMama says:

    Super cute!!

  14. Oh Nancy – so cute, and your kiddos are totally sweet! We are going on a date Friday (my husband works in a restaurant, there’s no way he can take Thursday off) – but by “we” I mean we are all going, even Raya. (Fortunately she does well out!) I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day and I’m sure your son will love his little monster!!

  15. Ashley Travers says:

    Wow, this is so cute!! I love the fabric you used for the heart!

  16. Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama says:

    So cute!! What a fun idea :)

  17. This is sooo stinking adorable! Love, love love it~
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  18. Kara @ Petals to Picots says:

    This is adorable!

  19. pinning! will make. popped over from whimsy Wed- new follower!

    emmyinthemaking.blogspot.com

  20. oh. my. goodness. Pinning! LOVE LOVE LOVE.

  21. Thanks Nancy, I love it and I know I am a day late but as I said we could put a Shamrock on his chest :)
    http://felting.craftgossip.com/2013/02/14/felt-heart-monster-tutorial/

    Linda

  22. Hi there! Stopping by to let you know that Shatzi from Love and Laundry have featured this in a surprise Valentine’s feature post today.

    You can check it out and grab a button at http://www.thethriftinessmiss.com/2013/02/surprise-valentine-features.html#.UR2ew6WzeSp or http://www.loveandlaundry.com/2013/02/10-awesome-valentines-day-ideas.html

    Thanks so much for linking with us and Happy Valentine’s Day!

  23. I love him! He’s so perfectly odd and huggable :)

  24. Wonderful tutorial! I loved the outcome!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #22 :)
    Have a great week!!

  25. Absolutely ADORABLE!!!

    Thanks so much for partying at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!!

  26. That is adorable! Thanks for sharing! Your “monsters” are cuties, too!

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