Sharing a little love | Happy 3 & Happy 4

Aaaaaand we’re back! It’s day 2 of our Sharing a Little Love Giveaway. You can see the rest of this series here.

SHARING A LITTLE LOVE
Sharing the love with a few Valentine's Day happies ... and a giveaway
Sharing the love with a few Valentine’s Day happies … and a giveaway

Those of you who prefer hand sewing over machine sewing will love these next two projects. They go together quickly and can be embellished in numerous ways.

HAPPY 3 | DOOR HANGER

Here are the materials you’ll need for the door hanger …

The heart door hanger necessities
The heart door hanger necessities

As you can see, I got a little ahead of myself and did a blanket stitch across the top of the pocket before I took the picture. And while we’re confessing, I might as well tell you that I completely forgot about the picture taking in the midst of these two. Fortunately, they’re pretty self-explanatory so following along won’t be hard.

The template is the same cookie cutter heart used for yesterday’s heart hand warmer. Cut one heart out of your felt and the bottom 2/3 of a heart out for your pocket piece.

Blanket stitch all the way around
The blanket stitch edge is great for both creating the pocket and adding a little character.

Here’s a great little youtube tutorial that covers 7 basic embroidery stitches. Follow the blanket, or buttonhole, stitch to get the look above. The pencil line you see in the tutorial will be the edge of the heart.

The first step is to blanket stitch across the top of the pocket. Then continue stitching along the outside edge of the heart, catching both the back and the pocket where there are 2 layers.

Add a strip of braided yarn to create your hanger.
Add a strip of braided yarn, knotted in the front, to create your hanger.

Now all you need are more happies to slip in the pocket – some favorite candy, a gift card or date coupon ….

HAPPY 4 | TECH BAG

Here are the materials you’ll need for the tech bag …

The necessities you'll need for the tech bag
The necessities you’ll need for the tech bag

The first step is to stitch the loop (soft) side of a 1″ piece of velcro to the wrong side of your bag flap.

Next, fold your strip up a little more than 1/3 of the way from the bottom. Fold the flap down to determine where to stitch the hook (stiff) side of the velcro. Unfold the strip and stitch the hook side of the velcro to the outside of your bag.

Center the heart over the right side of the top of your tech bag.
Center the heart over the right side of the top of your tech bag.

You can either leave the pocket flap straight, or you can angle it to fit the heart. As with the pocket on the door hanger, start your blanket stitch around the top of your heart, and continue stitching it to the edge of the tech bag.

Add a new set of ear buds and you'll be declared "Mom of the Year"
Add a new set of ear buds and you’ll be declared “Mom of the Year”

And there you have it. Two more Valentine’s Day Happy options.

Happies 3 & 4 | door hangers and tech bags
Happies 3 & 4 | door hangers and tech bags
SHARING A LITTLE LOVE SERIES

Find the introduction here.

Find Happy 1, flannel handkerchiefs, and Happy 2, the heart hand warmer, here.

Find Happy 3, the door hanger, and Happy 4, the tech bag, here.

Find Happy 5, the chalkboard heart gift tag, and Happy 6, the heart pot pincher, here.

Find Happy 7, the heart tea bags, and Happy 8, the zippered bags, here.

Find Happy 9, the fold over bag and our Giveaway winner, here.

While you’re deciding which colors and fabrics to use for your projects, don’t forget to subscribe to somuchmoore.net be entered in the drawing to be held this weekend.

You can find the introduction to this giveaway series here.  And the basic instructions for the first two happies, flannel handkerchiefs and the heart hand warmer, here.

To enter the drawing find the subscribe section at the top of the side bar if you are viewing on the desktop site, or by scrolling down to the bottom of the page is you are on  mobile device.

Enjoy! And good luck!

 

 

About Beth Moore

A Christ-follower, wife, mom to 4, lifestyle blogger, seamstress and seeker of daily glimpses of God's grace and redemption.

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