Make it Monday: embroidered heart brooch

creative pixie make it monday sign

Thank you so much for all your kind comments last week. It’s good to know that people are interested to hear what I come up with for future Make it Mondays, if anyone has any suggestions I’d love to hear them. Also if you want to join in with your own Make it Monday projects I’ve set up a Make it Monday Facebook community page for you to post your own makes.

So here is this weeks make: an embroidered heart brooch.

creative pixie MIM finished brooch

Still on a bit of a sewing kick I decided to give embroidery a bit of a go. I had a small piece of fabric with some pretty hearts and flowers on it and I thought that it would make a good brooch if I could isolate the design.

If you want to make something similar (heart shaped or otherwise) you’ll need patterned fabric, felt, a small safety pin, embroidery threads and scissors.

creative pixie MIM brooch materials

The outline of the heart was done with a split stitch.

creative pixie MIM brooch split stitch outline

The blue rose was completed using a satin stitch in 3 different shades of blue.

creative pixie MIM brooch satin stitch flower

I then cut out the heart shape (leaving a border) and used that as a template to cut out the felt backing.

creative pixie MIM brooch and backing

These 2 pieces were sewn together using a blanket stitch around the edges. Sew a safety pin onto the back so the brooch can be fastened to clothing.

creative pixie MIM brooch worn

Here’s the finished brooch on my lovely new Cath Kidston dress (a Christmas present from Miss P).




16 thoughts on “Make it Monday: embroidered heart brooch

  1. It’s such a wonderful idea, Jean…and perfect for upcoming Valentine’s Day! Thank you for the great tutorial.

    Happy Make it Monday to you,

    Marianne xo

    1. It’s amazing how effective a few stitches can be. I’ll have to hunt through some more fabrics to see what else I can do.

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