DIY Heart Leggings

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s got us here at SAK thinking about what outfits we’d each like to wear!

 We came across some great screen-printed leggings on Instagram and thought we’d recreate the look! The inspiration for this tutorial is from Hello Merch.

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What you need
Leggings
Felt
Paper
Paper scissors
Pencil
Pins
Fabric glue/ Needle & thread/ Double Stick Fusible Web

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First, decide how large you need the hearts to be. Then, fold the paper in half and draw half the heart along the folded edge. Making a template will ensure that both sides of your heart Is equal – but if you’d rather go with a more asymmetric heart, skip the folding part! Once you’re happy with your shape cut it out and then pin the heart template onto your felt.

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Next, cut carefully around your heart template and create two identical felt hearts.

Now – decide where you’d like your hearts to go! I want mine on the knees, but you can be as creative as you’d like. Experiment with more hearts or place them in different spots! Wear your leggings and test out various positions. Once you know where you want them – tack them on with the needle and thread. If you’re using fabric glue – do not glue the hearts on while still wearing the leggings!

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Take the leggings off and either glue or sew! Sewing is a good idea – because when you get bored of the hearts or want to change it up once Valentine’s has passed you can unpick the stitches!

I wanted to try my iron on fusible tape and decided to go that route instead of sewing them on! Happy DIYing!

photo 4By contributing writer: Tasmia Khan

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