This is a cute heart shirt you can make for Valentine’s Day!
This cute DIY heart cut-out shirt is a perfect beginner sewing project and so festive for our favorite February holiday!
It’s time for a fun beginner DIY heart cut out shirt!
At the end of last year, in a reader survey, I asked you guys if you wanted to see more DIY projects here on MERRICKSART.com and there was a resounding “yes.” So I’m excited to share a really cute and easy idea for DIY Valentine’s Day shirts for you, your daughters, or friends!
This would be a really fun DIY sewing project to do for a girls’ night with friends since it requires very little sewing.
Make this DIY Valentine’s Day shirt your own with these modification ideas
I also love that you can make this with a tee, a sweatshirt (like I did), or even add it to a dress. And you can use whatever colors and heart sizes you’d like.
It’s completely customizable!
Materials needed for this project
- Plain top or dress (I used THIS SWEATSHIRT)
- 2 sheets of felt (any color – you can do one color or several!)
- Sharp scissors
- Matching thread
- Sewing machine
Directions to make this top:
1. Cut out felt hearts.
They should be about 2 1/2″ tall and 3″ wide. Use a cookie cutter or paper pattern to keep them all the same size.
2. Try on the shirt and position the hearts as desired.
Carefully pin in place while the shirt is still on. Tip: pin one vertical row in place, then sew. Then pin the next vertical row in place, then sew. Repeat.
3. Tack the hearts down first.
With the hearts pinned securely in place, sew down the middle of each vertical row of hearts, attaching them all to the shirt. Repeat for the second and third vertical rows.
4. Attach each heart individually
Once all three rows are sew in place, carefully sew around the border of each heart, stitching it in place. Make sure the T-shirt lays flat and smooth when sewing the hearts. Repeat until all the hearts are completely attached. Turn inside out and press flat.
Note: hand wash only
It’s such a simple project and so fun to make for you, your kids, or your friends. Try it!
photos by Aubrey Stock