- 10″ x 10″ red cotton fabric
- 33″ fancy ribbon
- small pair of embroidery scissors
- wool felt pieces in white, pink and reds
- ribbon rose
- heart button
- cool stitches on your sewing machine, or embroidery thread and a needle
Cut the ribbon to 33″ and set aside.
Begin laying the wool scraps over the top of the smaller heart until you have a pleasing arrangement. We began with the white in the center and worked our way to the outside from light to dark shades.
Once all of the wool is sewn onto the cotton fabric, sew around the outside of the heart with a straight stitch to stabilize the shape. Trim the outside shape with pinking shears, making sure not to clip your stitching line.
Place the felt heart pocket onto the right side of one large heart shape and sew the sides and bottom, leaving the top open for a pocket. Back stitch each edge to hold securely.
Place the other heart, right sides facing, over the top and sew them together, leaving a 1 1/2 – 2″ opening. This can get tricky if your ribbon gets caught in the seam–just pull it to where the opening is and let it stay there.
As an afterthought, we added a ribbon rose to the center of the heart pocket.
This is a great way to keep scissors at hand, while the pocket protects one from that occasional pointy scissor stab. And keeping pins and needles out of the carpet and furniture is a great way to spread the love!