Make your felt heart cookie sandwich by layering a sugar cookie bottom, red felt, and sugar cookie top in a stack. Pin to help reduce slippage. Stitch around circle.
Today I practiced and got a few tips from my Bend the Rules Sewing book by Amy Karol, over Angry Chicken, one of the first blogs I started reading. I think my stitching straight is going well, so I started working on curves by finally making the felt cookies I planned hand sew for ER and her friends for Halloween. Some aren't too pretty, but over all I am proud of myself these are my first completed project made on my sewing machine; bringing me a third closer to meeting one of my resolutions!I started by making a circle template by tracing the bottom of a glass, tracing it with my handy dandy disappearing ink pen, and cutting out several sugar cookie tops and bottoms for my felt cookie sandwiches out of cream by the sheet felt. This felt is super cheap, less than a dollar a sheet and often on sale at Micheal's or Joann's. You need two sugar cookie pieces per sandwich and one solid circle for the felt cookie filling for a total of three circle of felt.
Make smaller heart template. Lay on felt cookie top and trace half of the heart with pen. Remove smaller heart template, fold cookie top in half. I pinned it so I could take a picture, but I just held it and cut the heart out. The cookie bottom and cookie filling will be solid circles of felt.
Enjoy how quickly your pile of zero calorie treats pile up. I made cherry red, blueberry blue, and grape purple heart sugar cookie sandwiches. I am going to give ER and my friend Margaret's two little girls each a set of four cookies as part of their Valentine's Day presents. I think I'll look for some small Valentine themed plastic Gladware containers with lids to give them in. I've seen them wrapped in cute printed Chinese take-out boxes, but I think for the two year olds the Gladware containers will hold up the best, give them something to store them in, and look cute in their play kitchens. I might also put a few running stitches in around the heart outline to secure them a bit better too.