Finished February Dress & Heart Pockets

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I hope your day is filled with special treats and moments! Here is the finished February Dress with its wonderful heart shaped pockets.  The pockets are made from:

  1.  a large heart of Hot Pink Dots
  2.  a small heart of Hot Pink Corduroy
  3.  a Pink Shell button
  4. a scrap of white fabric for the lining
  5. floss in a coordinating color
  6. paper backed fusible fabric such as Wonder-Under.

Adhear the corduroy heart to the dot heart using  fusible fabric following the directions provided with the fusible fabric.  Next using 3 strands of floss, blanket stitch around the outside of the corduroy heart.  If you don’t know how to blanket stitch, you will find an excellent stitching guide at Stitch the button to the center. Now, on your machine, using 1/8 inch seam allowances and right sides together, stitch the dotted heart and the white lining heart together, leaving an opening to turn.  Turn to the right side and press.  Pin the pocket in place on the jumper.  Using the three strands of floss and the blanket stitch, begin stitching at the white headed pin on the right, and blanket stitch around the heart, going through all 3 layers of fabric until you reach the yellow pin on the left.  Continue blanket stitching around the heart, except do not go through the corduroy fabric.  Only blanket stitch the heart itself.  This leaves an opening for the pocket. The small heart on the yoke of the jumper is made by attaching the heart using the fusible fabric and blanket stitching around the heart. I hope you enjoy making the heart pockets!

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