Wear your heart on your sleeve with this super sweet DIY from craft-extraordinaire Kate Camilleri – a great way to customise your favourite Bonds Sloppy or Besties Crew! Hopefully you get a lot more hugs.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
A Bonds Sloppy Joe (available here)
Love heart cookie cutter
Red felting wool (sometimes called ‘wool tops’)
Foam block or brush block
Dry felting wool needles
Once you’ve worked out where you’d like to place your heart pop your brush or foam block on the inside of your sleeve.
Place your cookie cutter on the sleeve in the middle of the block.
Fill the Cookie cutter with the wool to the top of the cutter making sure it’s as evenly spaced out as possible.
Using the needle, punch the wool tops repeatedly. The wool will start to flatten out. Don’t remove the cutter until you’re happy with the rough outline and it’s starting to look connected to the sleeve.
Remove the cutter and continue to keep stabbing away! You’ll start to see that there’s really no end to how far you can pin the shape into the sleeve.
You’ll begin to notice what parts need more fixing with the needle, particularly around the edges. You can neaten these edges with the needle a bit more precisely.
Once you’re happy with your heart, remove the brush and have a look at the other side of the sleeve. it should look a bit like this. If your happy with it all, spritz with water and press with an iron!
You’re now ready to face the world with your heart securely on your sleeve.
Our new craft blogger Kate loves to spend many hours creating exciting things while dreaming about sequins and sparkle. It all evolved from dancing like crazy and working in costume for the last decade, so all of her creations have at least a pinch of the theatrics and pizzazz. She is currently seeking the perfect balance of practicality and ridiculousness, which always create fun and interesting results!