Little padded hearts are a great first sewing activity Ė either for a couple of children at home, or an entire classroom. These pretty little hearts are great to make just before Motherís Day or Christmas, and if youíre a teacher or child care worker you can encourage the children in your care to make them as a gift for someone special.
The beauty of this activity is its versatility. I used plain calico as itís easy to source and fairly cheap, definitely a consideration if youíre working with a group of children. Itís also very versatile and can be decorated in many different ways and still look gorgeous. Embroidery looks very pretty on calico, while decorations made from lace, ribbon, fancy braids, beads and buttons can also look lovely.
Other types of fabric can also look great with these little hearts. A floral print could look very nice for Motherís Day or a special festive design for Christmas. Although Iíve given specific dimensions in the following paragraphs, you could make these any size you like. Another variation could be to substitute the stuffing for dried lavender, and make a lavender sachet.
This activity is best for older children as it involves working with sharp scissors, needles and pins. If youíre working with very young ones be sure that theyíre constantly supervised so they donít hurt themselves and others. You could also pre-cut the fabric pieces.
: 90 minutes
: 5-10's, Over 10's
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