Christmas Stitchery Heart

Free Christmas Stitchery Project

Size: 10″ x 6″ approx.


2 pieces of calico fabric 12″ x 8″

12″ x 8″ wadding

Toy stuffing

Red Embroidery Floss

26″ of ribbon for bow and hanging

Download Heart Pattern Sheet


Centre pattern sheet behind one piece of calico and trace stitchery design on to fabric with pencil.

Baste wadding behind traced calico. I glue baste mine with 505 Temporary Adhesive Spray.


Sew Stitchery design using back stitch and satin stitch for centre of flowers. I use 2 strands of embroidery thread.

Press stitchery design.

Using heart template from pattern, centre heart over stitched calico and cut out heart shape. Cut a second heart shape from other piece of calico.

Place calico heart shapes right sides together and sew together using ¼″ seams. Leave a 2″ gap in stitching for turning through.

Trim bottom point of heart and cut a notch at centre top of heart to avoid puckers when turning through (as shown).

Heart stitched together

Turn stitched heart through to right side and press.

Stuff heart fairly firmly with toy stuffing. I break up my stuffing as I stuff to avoid lumpy stuffing.

Invisibly slip stitch opening together.

Attach a hanging ribbon and bow.

You are now ready to hang your heart (not on your sleeve though).


  1. Christine Lorna says:

    Forgot to say, love the angel stitchery x

  2. Christine Lorna says:

    Lovely project to sew for my Daughter for Christmas, thanks

  3. Lovely project Lesley, I shall be sewing these whilst on holiday. Thanks

  4. Thank you so much for the cute little Redwork Christmas Heart; you are always so generous. Happy Holidays!

  5. Perfect Christmas season pattern! Thank you.

  6. Thank you a lot for this pattern ! Your Xmas heart is gorgeous !
    You’re lovely to make us such a gift.

  7. Thank you so much for your gift. Hope all continues to go well with your husband

  8. Thank you very much, gorgeous heart!

  9. oderay martínez says:

    Muchas gracias. Abrazos.

  10. Thank you Lesley for the lovely heart 🙂 I have loved doing embroidery from an early age but have just taken it up again after a long break, I forgot how much I love it and this heart is lovey to sit and sew in the evening 🙂 x

  11. MERCIiiii beaucoup pour ce joli cœur que j’ affectionne particulièrement

  12. MERCI beaucoup pour ce joli coeur, j’adore.

  13. Thank you very much, Lesley! It’s so beautiful! Have a nice week! A hug!

  14. Thanks Lesley. It´s so cute!!

  15. Cindy Dahlgren says:

    So generous of you to share your lovely work. Thanks so much!

  16. I love redwork so thank you for this design
    Liz from Murcia in Spain

  17. Thank you so much for the loverly heart pattern and tutorial, it is so very thoughful of you. xx

  18. Thanks, that you will share the wonderful Heart.
    Yours sincerely Kirsten from Denmark.

  19. Lesley, thank you for the Joy Pattern . I wanted to make something special for a friend for Christmas and this is perfect. I enjoy your blog so much. A Michigan Friend

  20. Bonito corazón, Lesley. Muchas gracias por obsequiarnos con este tutorial.
    Besos desde Manresa (Barcelona)