A February Full of Hearts – A Heart Needle-book

To make a heart shaped needle-book you will need: pasteboard, exterior fabric (silk, wool, velvet, cotton), interior fabric (silk, cotton), and thin wool for pages.

Begin by creating your own heart template. The extant examples I have observed are symmetrical hearts roughly the same width as height.

Using your template, cut 4 pieces of pasteboard the size of your template. Cut 2 exterior fabric hearts and 2 interior fabric hearts, adding a generous 1/2″ seam allowance. Fold your wool and place the top curves of your heart template on the fold, edges just meeting the curve. Trace the template on the wool. Using pinking scissors or a pinking machine, cut just inside the line. Repeat if you prefer 4 pages.

Cover 2 pasteboard hearts with exterior fabric and 2 pasteboard hearts with interior fabric using your favorite Fanciful Utility technique. Pair the front and back covers. Whip stitch around the edge.

Place the covers together. Create two hinges at the top curves of the hearts.

Place the wool pages inside the covered hearts, lining up the fold with the hinges. Stitch in place. (Embroider the pages prior to inserting if you wish.)

Embellish your heart needle-book with a ribbon closure and/or embroidery if you wish.

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Published in: on February 9, 2023 at 1:05 am  Leave a Comment  

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