Friday, February 20, 2015

Tutorial: Tiny padded satin stitch hearts

How cute is this? These teeny tiny padded satin stitch hearts are perfect for embellishing clothes or making stitched jewellry. They are really simple to stitch too so you can soon be adding these little hearts to everything!

Start with a detached chain stitch (bring your needle up through the fabric where you want the bottom of the heart to be, take it back through the same spot to form a loop. Then bring the needle back up through the loop where you want the top of one of the 'bumps' at the top of the heart to be and make a little stitch to hold the 'bump' in place).

Then make another detached chain stitch right next to it- it should look a bit like a heart already. To finish up make satin stitches across the top of your heart shape- this will make it look like a solid heart shape that has a nice bit of dimension to it.
Tip: use more strands of floss and bigger stitches to vary the size or for a much larger heart work vertical satin stitches across the detached chain stitches and then horizontal stitches over the top of those.

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  1. What a super little heart! An excellent tutorial too-I find it difficult to get hearts right so it's really helpful. They could be used in so many ways!
    Best wishes

  2. So darling and tiny! Thank you for the tiny tutorial!

  3. Did you read my mind, Sophie? I have a project where I wanted to do a ton of tiny hearts, and I was just wondering what two lazy daisies would look like and how I might improve them. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Thanks guys! Glad you liked the tutorial :)


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