Making a Bucket of Hearts

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February 17, 2015

hearts in container 4This 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. templates and hearts
  3. Cut out the fabric hearts. Pin a pair of hearts, wrong sides together.
  4. pin hearts
  5. Sew the hearts together with a 1/4 inch seam, leaving a small opening for stuffing them.
  6. sew hearts 1
    sew hearts 2

  7. Use a needle to pull the threads in between the pieces of fabric to hide the knots. Tie off and snip threads.
  8. tie off thread
    snip thread
  9. Stuff the hearts, using a blunt object to help get the poly fill into the ends of the heart.
  10. stuff hearts 1
    stuff hearts 2
  11. Pin the opening shut and sew it shut. Tie off the ends of the thread and snip off excess.
  12. pin heart shut
    sew heart shut
    sewn heart
  13. Trim off excess fabric around the outside of the seams.
  14. trim off excess fabric 1
    trim off excess fabric 2

  15. Fill the container with some shredded paper and then put your hearts inside. :)
  16. hearts in container 1
  17. You can also tuck a small heart into your loved one's wallet, eye glasses case, or anywhere you think they will find it!
  18. heart in eyeglass case
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February 7, 2017

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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