Stitched Heart Bookmarks

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Hello 30 days readers! It’s Allison from little lovelies, here to share an embroidery project with you! This project is so easy and involves so little embroidery that I feel like a cheater even calling it one, but since you have to pick up a needle and thread, we’ll just say it counts.


In time for Valentine’s day, I have come up with the perfect gift to give to all the book lovers in your life.Supplies:
-white embroidery thread
-hot glue gun
-fabric marking pen

They are really easy and quick to make. Read on to see how I made these sweet little bookmarks.

Start by drawing your shape onto felt. To help keep the felt in place while cutting, use a straight pin to stabilize the two pieces.

Now that your felt hearts are cut out, it is time to stitch.

Stitch a running stitch along the perimeter of the heart. It is the simplest stitch – just up and down through the felt.

Once you stitch all the way around, you can secure your thread by running your needle along the very top of the felt, pulling though and cutting off the excess. You will be gluing the heart down with hot glue, so you don’t have to worry about this string coming out.

Now that the stitching is done, you can glue the bookmark together.

Put a small dot of glue on your plain heart and glue down the paperclip. Add more hot glue over the surface of the plain heart, and very lightly press your stitched heart down on top. If you smash the two hearts together, two things will happen: hot glue will ooze out of the sides, and you will be able to see the outline of the paperclip. Pressing lightly keeps the surface smooth and pretty.

You may have already noticed the sweet cards that these bookmarks are clipped to. Since Photoshop tends to send me into fits of hysteria, I asked Mique to design a card for these bookmarks so that they can be given as Valentines. She, of course, came up with something fabulous with very little help from me.

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Enjoy stitching up these little hearts and spreading the love this Valentine’s Day!

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  11. Jen says

    Love this idea! I just made a few today to give as valentine gifts to my friends and they couldn’t have been easier! Thanks for the detailed instructions!

  12. says

    These are adorable! And so easy, that I’m thinking it would be a fun project for little helpers as well. I’m also thinking that if the done carefully, you could just thread the paperclip through the stitches in the point of the heart as well, and avoid having to use the hot glue gun (I inevitably end up burning myself whenever I use one- lol)

  13. Money Saving Enthusiast says

    Whenever I mention teacher, I spell something wrong. Mique, can you fix that? LOL I can retype if it’s easier to delete.

  14. Money Saving Enthusiast says

    This is so wonderful. This is truly how you nurture a love of reading. I’m trying to get my kids to read more and stay off of their gadgets. It’s stuff like this that keeps them motivated. The bonus is. .every time you go back to your book, you know someone loves you. this is coming from a certified teacher!:0)

    • Mique says

      I need to get my kids off their gadgets as well- it gets overwhelming with all the “stuff” they have. I love that you said- “every time you go back to your book, you know someone loves you.” Yay for awesome teachers!!

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  16. Teresa says

    These are super adorable…what a fun and nice alternative to sweets! Thanks for the great idea! Happy day!

  17. haley says

    These are adorable!! Any chance you could share what colors of felt and where you got them from? They look like they match perfectly!

    • says

      Hi Haley! I got the felt on I think these are the colors I used: Simply Chartreuse (green), Raspberry Fizz (pink), Ocean Tides (blue), Harvest Gold (yellow).

      Hope this helps!

      • haley says

        Thanks! One more thing. I am trying to print these out and it keeps cutting off. Did you scale to fit?

  18. says

    What a sweet little card and gift for Valentine’s Day! I am pinning this so I can remember when I am making my cards for this year :) Thanks for sharing!