Christine Conner created this adorable embroidered heart pin especially for you! Download the free embroidery design, and create this cute pin in the hoop with your favorite colored fabrics and threads.
Hi everyone! I love Valentine’s Day, and everything about it: chocolate, flowers, the color pink, and hearts. I saw decorated heart cookies on Pinterest and thought to myself “wouldn’t these cookies make a cute pin to give to your friends for Valentine’s Day?” So, I designed this little pin that you can stitch out on your embroidery machine. It is only 2-1/2″ wide and 2″ tall. It is stuffed with a little bit of Poly-Fill to make is puffy. I think it is adorable, and I hope you like making it as much as I enjoyed digitizing it.
Materials to make an Embroidered Heart Pin:
- 10″ square of medium weight Tear Away Stabilizer
- 10″ square white fabric
- 4″ pink square for the heart
- Two 3″ x 4.5″ pink fabric for back
- 1 pin back
- A small handful of Poly-Fill Fiberfill
- Elmer’s Craft Bond Glue or other craft glue
- Embroidery Design: Heart Pin Embroidery Designs
Hoop white fabric and stabilizer in a minimum 4″ x 4″ hoop. Thread your machine with blue thread (or thread color you would like) for the scalloped line in Step 4. Start the machine. The machine will stitch a placement line for your heart.
Remove the hoop from the machine, but do not remove the fabric from the hoop. Lay the hoop on a flat surface and trim away the excess fabric. For this project, you do not need to worry about trimming real close to the stitches, because it will be trimmed again later. Return the hoop to the machine.
Start the machine. The machine will stitch the scallop line.
Change the thread to orange. Start the machine. The machine will stitch the orange satin circles under the scallop line.
Either keep the same green thread, or change to another green thread of your choice. Start the machine. The machine will stitch the “grassy” lines inside the right paisley, the outside of the same paisley. It will then repeat with the paisley on the left. Last, it will stitch the “grassy” lines inside the middle paisley.
When the machine stops, remove the hoop from the machine, the fabric from the hoop, and the painter’s tape. You may have some tape under the stitches, but you do not need to worry about removing it. Carefully trim away the excess fabric by cutting close to the outside edge of the zig-zag stitch. Be careful not to cut through the stitches.
Note: Clip in-between the zig-zag stitches long the top curved section of the heart. This will help your heart turn better.