Thursday, 14 February 2013

Pin It Do It Challenge - Felt Heart Top

I have SO many #PinItDoIt challenges to share so although it's usually a Wednesday thing, here's a bonus Valentine's Day themed one.  I made this for Anna for #heartswap and I love it so much I'm planning to make one for myself, perhaps it should be a future Craft Club project?!

As I was already a bit close to the budget for #heartswap, I went with a vest rather than a sweatshirt.  I could only find a few options of felt colours as I needed it quickly (I've since found some on-line suppliers) so it wasn't quite the ombre design I planned but I think it worked well.  Anna had said she likes blue, aqua and turquoise in her questionnaire so I was glad I managed to get one turquoise colour at least and combined it with greys and black.  I managed to get a nice soft aqua vest from H&M for just £3.99!

I pinned the hearts on and decided on the final arrangement before sewing them in place along the centre of each heart so the sides were free to stand up.

It was Nik's idea to add the little heart to the bottom corner!  He's a clever boy.  :)  I was very chuffed with the final result.  I hope she likes it!

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M-J said...

Goodness, a lot of spam comments above!! Cute top, I'm sure the recipient will love it. Such a thoughtful gift too. Loving the pin it do it challenge. x

Laura Dale said...

That's brilliant, and a great idea to brighten up any plain top in the drawer. Daft question alert: How do you make sure you don't sew the front of the vest to the back, without a pulling one layer away stretching the fabric?

Bex said...

Thanks M-J! (Have now removed all those spam comments - crazy!)

Laura - you have to be careful when pinning them in place, put one hand between the front and back when you pin them on and then just feed the middle over the sewing machine arm so you're only sewing through the front.

Amanda M said...

That's brilliant - lucky Anna and clever you!

Gemma C-S said...

Gosh you're a clever clogs B! Love it! xx

Unknown said...

I just stumbled across your blog and am so glad I did! This pin it, do it is such a great idea. I'm totally guilty of pinning and NOT doing. But after reading your series, I'm fee,ing more I optimistic.

Looking forward to reading more!

x Elena @ Randomly Happy

Unknown said...

This is supercute! I really like it!

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