Stitch Love Blog Hop – Free Patterns

StitchLoveValentineBlogHop

Mollie Johanson from Wild Olive has a fantastic new book out, Stitch Love: Sweet Creatures Big & Small. I already reviewed it and absolutely love it, you can read my review here.

Because she’s so incredibly awesome, Mollie has organized a Valentine’s blog hop and made a series of free patterns for you all!

Stitch Love Blog Hop - Felt Heart Pouches from Hugs are Fun

I chose two designs to stitch up, Evie is getting the little rabbit with the flowers, and Mira is getting the ferret.

Stitch Love Blog Hop - Felt Heart Pouches from Hugs are Fun

This was my first time using Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy Stabilizer and I am officially smitten. I have always loved embroidering on felt but it is such a pain to transfer designs to it. The Sulky Fabri-Solvy is printable and then just sticks directly to your fabric. When you’re done you just soak it in warm water and it dissolves away. It’s incredible and I am going to be doing a lot more embroidery now that the transfer process (by far my least favorite part!) has been simplified!

Stitch Love Blog Hop - Felt Heart Pouches from Hugs are Fun

I used this Purl Bee tutorial for making the felt hearts, but I made my own template so my heart would be wider to accommodate the pattern a little better.

Stitch Love Blog Hop - Felt Heart Pouches from Hugs are Fun

Fill them with the candy of your choice (around here it’s dark chocolate) and you’ve got a sweet little gift for your Valentine!

Stitch Love Blog Hop - Felt Heart Pouches from Hugs are Fun

Download the heart template.

Download the ferret pattern and the bunny pattern

And make sure you stop by the other blogs to get some more adorable patterns!

Monday: Shiny Happy World & Wild Olive

Tuesday: Little Dear Tracks

Wednesday: Lark Crafts

Thursday: Hugs Are Fun (That’s here!)

Friday: Feeling Stitchy

Saturday: Pretty By Hand & Wild Olive

So tell me, which is your favorite of the Valentine’s patterns you’ve seen so far? I had such a hard time choosing which to stitch, they’re all so cute!

Comments

  1. wendigratz says

    I’m so glad you discovered Sulky Sticky Fabri-solvy! I call it The Magical Embroidery Stuff. :-) I do so much embroidery on felt now that I’ve discovered it! One tip – soak it off felt in cold water. You need to soak a little longer, but warm water can make the felt shrink a bit. Not a big deal for something simple like hearts – but a very big deal for some patterns where things need to fit together.

    • says

      Oooh that’s a good tip about the cold water. It did shrink a little bit I think, I ended up having to trim the back pieces a little. I had assumed that I just did a bad job cutting them out in the first place! :)

  2. says

    I had a bit of a nightmare with Fabri-Solvy – the ink ran when I soaked it off the (white) fabric and there was nothing I could do about it. In future I will try and print patterns in a lighter colour. It was a really intricate design and I was gutted :(

    • says

      Oh my gosh! That’s awful! I can understand being nervous to try it again! I did print mine on “draft mode” so that the printing was a little bit lighter, you could try that? Or just make the lines grey. Good luck!

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