Give your clothes a little extra love with our adorable Mend Heart Embroidery!

  • By Mikael Svensson

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Patch up those little tears and holes in your favorite clothes with a touch of charm! Instead of leaving tears and holes behind, patch them up with a charming heart design!

Materials needed: 
  • Heart Band Aid Embroidery file, find it Here: 
  • Cut away stabilizer or fabric, tear away stabilizer works also for smaller holes. 
  • Embroidery thread in suitable color 
  • Magnetic hoop 100x100mm (other hoops works as well, but it is easiest to work with the magnetic hoop) 
Do like this: 

1. Hoop the stabilizer or fabric in place in the hoop. A cut away stabilizer is the firsthand choice, but if you want to you can use fabric instead or tearaway stabilizer. 


2. Put the garment on top with the hole to be mended centered in the hoop. Secure with magnets. Make sure you can keep the rest of the garment out of the way when stitching out the embroidery. E.g. You may need to open the side seams of trousers to be able to mend properly. If it is a big hole, consider putting a piece of fabric with the same color and material in the opening to make the mending stronger. Match the thread for the underlay (color1) with the fabric. 

Transfer the embroidery file to your embroidery machine. Position the embroidery on top of the hole. You can use the baste function to secure the fabric layers if needed. 

Step 2 center on hole,IMG_3694.jpg 

3. Stitch out color 1, this will make the mending stitches. 

Step 3 color 1 stitched out IMG_3696.JPG  

4. Stitch out color 2, this will embroider a nice band aid on top of the mending. 

Step 4 stitch out heart IMG_3700.jpg

5. Unhoop and cut away excess stabilizer or fabric on the back.  

6. Your mending project is now finished. 

Step 6  finished embroidery IMG_3703.jpg

7. In mySewnet Library you can find a Collection with Band-Aid, wound dressings and even a scar! Find it Here 

Tip: You can make some extra band Aids just for decoration, omit the first color (the mending) for a softer result. There is also a sutured scar and a Wound dressing in the collection. 

If you want the mending to be less visible, consider making the embroidery in the same color as the garment.