A Sweet and Simple Valentine

Lazies, Happy Valentine’s Day! Consider yourself hugged and smooched. Above is the Valentine I made for my nephew. I used a pattern I found at PatternSpot.com as a launching point (link below), but that design is shown as little stuffed heart pillows. I need to mail this to my little Valentine, so I used a flat, sew-in batting.

My crafty heart would be perfect for a drink coaster, but my six-year-old little guy doesn’t need one of those. I’m hoping his mom will hang it on the fridge with a magnet. It weighs nearly nothin’ and it’s thin, so your average magnet should hold it just fine. My finished heart is approximately 7″ tall by 6.5″ wide.

I did the buttonhole stitching by machine. I used Nancy Zieman’s great tip of narrowing the stitch width as you stitch around the bottom point. I wrote about this on my blog earlier as part of Nancy’s blog hop.

The project worked up quickly, but I only had time to make this one. I look forward to trying more projects with the sew-in batting from Them O Web, it’s perfect for projects like these. Keep it in mind for placemats and table runners.

Thread: Aurifil Mako 28 in color #2260 for the buttonhole stitching
Fabric: ‘Hello Luscious’ by BasicGrey for Moda
Pattern: ‘Funky Valentine’ found at PatternSpot.com
Fusible: Heat n Bond Feather Lite #3531
Batting: Therm O Web Non-Woven craft sew-in firm #2435

Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!


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3 Responses to “A Sweet and Simple Valentine”

  1. leli — February 13, 2012 @ 10:41 am

    Have a wonderful valentine Tku vm for this idea for valentine

  2. Penny — February 13, 2012 @ 10:52 am

    Hugs accepted!!! That is darling, I think I will whip one up today!


  3. Patricia J. Conner — February 13, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

    Love it but could not getit to download.