Embroidered Heart Plushie

Does someone in your household have a soft spot for sweet, cuddle-y creatures? This simple, homemade heart plushie is a great project to develop a young maker’s hand work skills and satisfy their love of all things soft and sweet. Consider up-cycling fabric from a beloved but worn old tee shirt or pillow case. If you don’t have filler on hand, use cotton balls. In our example, we used embroidery floss but you could also use standard thread. If the maker has the running stitch mastered, try out the back stitch.