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Key to My Heart - PDF Download


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Key to My Heart is a downloadable PDF instructional guide for creating a colorful and fun embroidered heart that can be finished as a hanging ornament or sachet. Give it as a gift, keep it for yourself, make a wedding keepsake, something for your sweetheart, something for your mom, your daughter, your friend!

The front of the heart features a bright floral design stitched with a variety of techniques. The back of the heart features an embroidered line sampler that coordinates with the front of the heart.

The heart is finished with a hanging loop, matching trim, and, if desired, a decorative charm.

You can stitch the project using the suggested materials, or you can make substitutions from your own supplies, choosing your own fabric, threads, and colors for a unique outcome.

The PDF includes the materials lists, the patterns, an illustrated layout guide to take you step-by-step through the embroidery, a stitch & technique dictionary with step-by-step photo instructions, plus a thorough illustrated guide for finishing the project.

In the 50-page PDF, you'll find plenty of tips and techniques that you can apply to your own embroidery projects.

You'll also find large, detailed photos that you can zoom in on, and clear text that's easy on the eyes.

This project is suitable for determined beginners and beyond. You should know the basics of hand stitching, such as threading a needle, starting and ending threads, transferring designs, and the like. All of these topics are covered on Needle 'n Thread under Tips & Techniques.

PDF Delivery & Download Information

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If the download email does not arrive in your inbox within 30 minutes of your purchase, check your spam and other filters. You can also contact me for help if you have trouble with the download.

Save the PDF to your computer as soon as possible. From there, you can access it for printing, viewing, and syncing with your other devices.

The PDFs can be printed at home or at a print shop, for personal use only. You can also save a copy on a tablet for easy transport and viewing.

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Due to the automatic delivery of download links and the digital nature of e-books, there are no refunds on digital goods. Thanks for understanding!