These felt conversation hearts make a sweet Valentine without the sugar content of the candy that inspired them. They're quick and easy to sew up with endless possibilities for color and customization, and are a great hand-sewing project for little hands who are learning.
You'll need felt, coordinating or contrasting floss, a little bit of stuffing, and the free pattern (download here). You'll also need scissors, some tissue paper for your embroidery template, and I'd recommend using a couple of pins to hold the templates in place.
Print and cut out your pattern pieces. To make the embroidery template, trace the conversation heart message onto some tissue paper using a pen or marker. I also like to trace a tiny detail from the heart to help line the template up with my felt, but it's not necessary to trace the whole heart shape.
For each conversation heart, you'll need two heart shapes from felt as well as a single strip of felt at 1" x 11.5".
Pin the embroidery template in place on the felt, and sew right through it. Once you're done, you can tear it away gently. If you have any tiny pieces stuck in the stitching, you can use a pin or a pair of tweezers to pull it away.
Using a blanket stitch, sew together the two ends of the long strip. Without cutting your floss, you can begin attaching one side of the heart to the strip.
Attach the other side of the heart in the same way, pausing when you are left with about 2" to go. Stuff the heart with a little bit of stuffing before closing it up completely.