Free Heart Animals Pattern

Free Heart Animals Pattern | happy together
Here is a free heart animals pattern for you to use in honor of Valentines Day, which is so close! Of course, these heart animals are for any time of the year really, but are inspired by this love filled holiday.

Free Heart Animals Pattern | happy together
I picked some of my children’s favorite animals to create: a fox, cat, lamb, owl, and deer. They are an easy sew and if you have scrap fabrics these are a great project to use them on. To create your own heart animals, you will need the following:

  • Fabric (scraps or a fat quarter for each)
  • Felt or Other None Fraying Fabrics (like leather/faux leather, fleece, iron on vinyl, etc) for faces, noses, and ears.
  • Safety Eyes (or use felt circles or embroidery if these are for younger children)
  • Glue, Felt Scraps, Seam Ripper, and Marker (if using safety eyes)
  • Embroidery Thread and Needle
  • Stuffing
  • Sewing Machine
  • Coordinating Thread
  • Iron
  • Hand Sewing Needle
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Free Heart Animals Pattern PDF Download

Free Heart Animals Pattern | happy together
Start by cutting out your pattern and using that to cut out the pieces from your chosen materials. The pattern pieces have how many of each you will need to cut. As you can see I used all kinds of stuff I had on hand. I use mostly cottons for the body but did use a linen fabric on the owl. I used acrylic felt mostly for faces and ears, but also used wool felt, fleece, faux leather from a purse I had cut up, and iron on vinyl.

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together
Iron your main heart fabric. If you need to iron felt, I suggest placing fabric on top of it before pressing. Then place the heart face on top middle of a heart body piece and sew in place.

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together
If you are using iron on vinyl, you can iron that on now.

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together
Sew on the nose.

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together
If your animal has ears, place them where you would like them.

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Then fold them down and pin in place. Sew very close to the edge just to keep them in place.

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together
Note: If you are making a deer, you will need to pinch the rounded bottom and sew in place.

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together
Now place your eyes on. You can sew on felt circles or embroider eyes if this is for a little one. Other wise, add the safety eyes. Mark where they are to go.

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together
Use a seam ripper to cut just enough of an opening for the eyes to go through. On the back, add some glue around the opening.

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together
Cut a small piece of felt and cut a slit in the middle. Place the eye piece through the felt and let the glue dry this in place. Add the plastic eye backing. Note: I have used safety eyes a lot and find adding the glue and felt helps keep it even more secure.

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Next embroider on any features you would like to add such as a mouth, eye lashes, whiskers, etc.

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together
Take the face……

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together and place the heart back on top, right sides facing, and pin in place. I suggest doing it with the eyes up as it’s easier to sew and remove pins this way.

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together
Sew all around the heart (1/4″ seam allowance, which is included in pattern) except to leave a small opening big enough to turn the heart right side out.

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together
Trim notches around the curves of the heart shape.

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together
Turn right side out and push at seams to make sure it is all out.

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together
Fill the heart animal with stuffing until desired size is achieved.

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Hand sew the opening shut.

Free Heart Animals Pattern | happy together
Now you have a cute little heart animal! I hope you enjoy this free heart animals pattern. Share pics on the Happy Together facebook page or use #happytogetherbyjess on social media to share your creation.

-jess

 

Free Girls Sewing Pattern: The Skirted Sweatshirt

Free Girls Sewing Pattern: The Skirted Sweatshirt sizes 18 months - 8 | happy together
Today is the day! This free girls sewing pattern is now available for everyone to sew. I call it the Skirted Sweatshirt pattern and it is for sizes 18 months to 8. It is meant to be slightly oversized making it extra comfy. In fact, I knew it was good when my oldest put it on and said so, haha, and she can be hard to please now.

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Another great thing about this pattern is that you can use a larger sweatshirt you have sitting in your closet, or one you thrifted, instead of buying sweatshirt fabric. In fact, the tops on my littlest girl (miss E) and her friend (in the pink) were made using sweatshirts that have been sitting in my closet for years without being used. I used some sweatshirt fabric on miss J’s that I happened to come across in a thrift store. That fabric is what actually inspired this pattern as I wanted to figure out a way to use it.

Free Girls Sewing Pattern: The Skirted Sweatshirt sizes 18 months - 8 | happy together Supplies:

  • Large sweatshirt (see tips further down if doing this) or 1 yd of sweatshirt fabric
  • 3/4 yd of Fabric for skirt part (the more movement the fabric has the better! Try not to use stiff fabrics for this as it won’t lay nicely.) *if fabric pattern is horizontal to the fabric width, then get 1 yard*
  • Free pattern (download here)
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine, coordinating thread, etc.
  • Tape
  • Iron

*Notes: Use 1/4″ seams for sewing. Back stitch at the end of sewing. Remember, this is a slightly oversized pattern, so if your child is more on the smaller side of the pattern it might be larger on them. In the pictures the oldest girl is wearing a 7/8 and wears a 7 or 8 in store clothes. The girl in the pink is in the 5/6 (and I accidentally stretched the neck out…oops!) and fits perfectly in a size 5 normally (also note I did not hem up the bottom of the skirt since it was knit fabric, making that part longer). The littlest, in the lamb hat, is in the 3/4 and wears a 4 or 5 normally.

Sizing Chart     Chest Measurement

18 mo/2                19″-20″

3/4                         21″-22″

5/6                         23″-24″

7/8                        25″-27″

Use Adobe Reader to open PDF Patterns | happy together
Let me begin with a printing tip. PDF patterns print most accurately when opened in Adobe reader. Sometimes the “preview” of a pdf pattern doesn’t print it out quite right.  Also make sure to choose “actual size” in the printing options.

Free Girls Sewing Pattern: The Skirted Sweatshirt sizes 18 months - 8 | happy together
When you print out the pattern you can lay it down like this to see how the pieces fit. It starts at page 1 on the top left row and goes across (row 1: page 1-4, row 2: 5-8, row 3: 9-12).Continue Reading

Preparing for Baby: The Oval Burp Cloth Pattern

It’s a burp cloth/bib kind of day :) These are things that I couldn’t live without with my first. She was a spitter upper for sure and messy when she got to eating solids.

The Oval Burp Cloth Pattern

Before a little round up, let me share my burp cloth pattern real quick. I made a ton of these in no time out of receiving blankets. I designed this pattern based on my favorite burp cloths I used with my first daughter. They were shaped kind of like this and were around this size (20″x7″). It was just perfect for me. I chose to use the flannel blankets for a few reasons.

My stash of burp cloths

#1: I wanted an absorbent material. I do love quilting cottons, but to me they are not the best for bibs and burp cloths. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll end up making some and use all the ones I have received as gifts, but my go to ones will always be the ones made from terrycloth, flannel, etc.
#2: I just had a bunch and decided I could just repurpose a few into burp cloths and not have to go buy some.
#3: The flannel material won’t fray, so the edges don’t need to be finished.

To make these, print the pattern from here.

You will need two layers of material for them, if buying off the bolt 1/4 yd of each (you can get two layers from a 1/4 yd). You could use two layers of flannel like I did or maybe one layer quilting cotton/one layer terry cloth, two layers of knits (upcycle t-shirts even), etc……

Place pattern on the fabric fold and cut two for each burp cloth.

Sew two pieces of flannel together

If using fabrics that won’t fray, just lay them together, wrong sides facing, and sew them together around the edge. I just serged mine, but you could just do a straight line or use a zig zag stitch if you like.
If using fabrics that fray like a quilting cotton, you can lay them right sides facing then sew (using a 1/4″ or smaller seam allowance) around the edge leaving about a 2″ opening to turn it right side out. Then after you turn it right side out, fold in the edges as the opening and top stitch around the whole thing.

It’s a quick baby gift. So you could wrap them up cute like these:

And here are a few more tutorials that I found that are really cute for burp cloths and bibs:

Eve (aka Eva) Pattern now Available!!!

Then there was Eve

You can thank my friend May for this :) I wasn’t going to put it all together, but she convinced me to.

Now he has Eve

Now you can make an Eve (or Eva as Wall-e called her)! Have fun and if you make one, please feel free to add a pic to the Flickr group.

They can also be downloaded at these two places as well:
Pattern pieces can be downloaded here
Pattern instructions can be downloaded here