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Making a Bucket of Hearts

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These scrap fabric hearts make great gifts or can be used to decorate your home. This is a guide about making a bucket of hearts.


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February 17, 2015

This is the perfect way to use up scraps of fabric. Fill up a container with these puffy hearts or tuck one away for your loved one to find.


  • fabric
  • cardboard (for templates)
  • scissors
  • pen
  • sewing machine
  • pins
  • needle
  • thread
  • poly fill
  • container (for hearts)
  • shredded paper, optional


  1. Create heart templates on thin cardboard and cut out. Trace them onto the wrong sides of the fabric using a pen. NOTE: Remember that if your hearts aren't symmetrical you will need to flip the template over when tracing the second one of a set.
  2. Cut out the fabric hearts. Pin a pair of hearts, wrong sides together.
  3. Sew the hearts together with a 1/4 inch seam, leaving a small opening for stuffing them.
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  5. Use a needle to pull the threads in between the pieces of fabric to hide the knots. Tie off and snip threads.
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  7. Stuff the hearts, using a blunt object to help get the poly fill into the ends of the heart.
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  9. Pin the opening shut and sew it shut. Tie off the ends of the thread and snip off excess.
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  11. Trim off excess fabric around the outside of the seams.
  12. Fill the container with some shredded paper and then put your hearts inside. :)
  13. You can also tuck a small heart into your loved one's wallet, eye glasses case, or anywhere you think they will find it!
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February 7, 20171 found this helpful

This container of cheerful fabric hearts is sure to bring a smile to your valentine. Learn how to make it in this short video.

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