February 11, 2015

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Heart on my Sleeve Sweater

Just in time for Valentine's Day! Show your doll some love by making her this fun little sweater. It goes together super fast, and all it takes is just five rectangles....

GIVEAWAY UPDATE: We have a winner! It's Lynda, who said her favorite Valentine's Day tradition is "to spend it with the one you love". Hard to go wrong with that Lynda! We'll be in touch via email soon. And thanks to everybody who entered!

You can use a stretch lace or a light knit -- but in any case, your fabric needs to stretch a little to be sure it'll fit right :)

Cut five rectangles:

One for the back, 4 3/4" x 8"

Two for the front, 4 3/4" x 3 1/4"

Two for the sleeves, 4 1/2" square

And, optionally, some little hearts out of coordinating fabric. :)

To hem the Center Front edges, press under one long edge of each front piece, twice, to form a double-turn hem. Topstitch in place.

Pin the fronts to the backs along the top edge. Make sure you have right sides together, and that the hemmed edges are facing each other.  Stitch, and then zig-zag along the entire edge (including the un-stitched section of the back).

 

Press both seams to the back, and then also press under 1/4" along the un-stitched back edge. This will become the back neckline. Topstitch everything down nicely.

Next, hem one edge of each sleeve. If you're using a stripe like me, go ahead and hem one of the edges where the stripes meet it vertically -- that way the stripes will be oriented in a nice direction on the finished sweater. 

You can also stitch your little heart applique down at this point too :)

Mark the middle of each sleeve with a pin. 

Then, pin and sew the sleeves to the sweater body, matching the pin to the shoulder seam. Don't forget right sides together :) Zig zag over this seam when you're done. 

Fold the sweater in half at the shoulders, and pin and stitch the underarm/side seams. 

Finally, hem the lower edge. Give the sweater a good press, and then style it into your doll's wardrobe!

Thanks everybody, and have fun with this!

For Pixie Faire,

Melinda


100 Comments

Chloe
Chloe

December 19, 2015

Hey! Thanks for this pattern! I needed a sweater to cover a tang-top and ran across this. It is so cute! Check me out at littledollsontheprairie.com!
Chloe

Emma
Emma

May 20, 2015

i am totally making this but making the body pieces longer thanks so much liberty jane

Janice
Janice

March 05, 2015

I love this little sweater, it ges great with drawstring sundress . I’m making spring clothes already so I’m happy I ran across this sweater pattern. Thanks it is adorable.

lynda
lynda

February 27, 2015

just want to say “THANK YOU” for the sweater.

milyna
milyna

February 16, 2015

My favorite valentines day tradition is making valentines for my friends and family!

Patricia
Patricia

February 15, 2015

My favorite valentine’s tradition is making valentine’s for my friends.

Emily
Emily

February 15, 2015

My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is celebrating with our kids. We hand make special valentine’s for our kids telling them all the things we think are special about them like being kind to one another or helping without being asked. We also usually give them a small gift. We leave it out on the table for them to find in the morning and then have a special breakfast. It is so much fun and my kids very much look forward to it every year!

Amanda
Amanda

February 14, 2015

We don’t really have any Valentines Day traditions. My husband is a shift worker, so sometimes he works, sometimes he does not. We also live far away from family. But I often get flowers, so that I look forward to. I like this project & will have to try it soon. Thanks!

dorrie
dorrie

February 14, 2015

My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is giving each of my daughters something with hearts on it that I have sewn for them – placemats, towels, potholders, vests, scarves, etc.

Dawn
Dawn

February 14, 2015

My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is to surprise my kids (and grandkids) with something I’ve made for them (food, candy, toys, etc) and – chocolate – LOTS of chocolate!

Diane
Diane

February 14, 2015

“My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is…”
Giving valentine cards, sharing lunch with loved ones , and going out to a romantic Resturant with the love of my life,my husband.

Denise
Denise

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine’s day tradition is to bake a heart-shaped chocolate cake for my wonderful husband and two beautiful daughters.

Melinda
Melinda

February 13, 2015

i wish I could say I have a real Valentine tradition but I don’t. I’m just grateful to still have my husband this year, as I never know if this is the last one we have to spend together or not. I do make sure he has some chocolate tho!

Mary
Mary

February 13, 2015

Thank you for the pattern. Love candy and cookies on Valentines Day.

Lorraine
Lorraine

February 13, 2015

Thank you for this perfect little sweater pattern! It is definately so “in fashion” and will go with so many items of clothing!
On Valentine’s Day, I enjoy spending the day with my husband of almost 48 years( almost 53 years if you counted the years that we dated!). I cook all of his favorite dishes and always make a chocolate cake with 7minute White Boiled frosting. Often we have a big snowstorm and are snowed in, so what better way to spend the day!??

Sharon Howell
Sharon Howell

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine tradition is going out to eat. I’d rather not go out on Valentine’s Day ,if it’s on a weekend; I’l prefer to wait and go out on a school night. We were both teachers. Now, my daughter will buy me some candy.

Cindi
Cindi

February 13, 2015

“My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is..”
When my kids take me and the hubby out to eat!

Patti Z
Patti Z

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is the night before, I make heart-shaped cookies and decorate them with valentine sayings and place them on the kitchen table with a note from cupid, On Valentine’s day, my husband purchases a box of candy in a heart-shaped box for our 2 daughters and me. I then make a Valentine’s dinner and we eat dinner by candlelight.

Stephanie Sheridan
Stephanie Sheridan

February 13, 2015

A quiet evening with my husband and a movie. Away from the crowds.

Twilla Mc/clellan
Twilla Mc/clellan

February 13, 2015

I’ve always enjoyed decorating a Valentine cake. It’s a time to try new styles and, if you mess up, almost anything can be shaped into a heart!!!

Bea
Bea

February 13, 2015

Getting Cupid’s treats ready for his early morning visit! The kid’s were quick to breakfast to see what he left on their chairs!

Ann
Ann

February 13, 2015

I pull out my valentine card for my husband that I gave him 45 years ago as he will pull his card out to wish me a great Valentine’s day.

Rita M.
Rita M.

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentines Day tradition WAS making valentines with my children. Now, I enjoy making valentines with my grands and greats! Thanks for this cute pattern.

Nicole
Nicole

February 13, 2015

On Valentine’s Day, my children (ages 9, 10 & 11) my husband and myself have dinner with my my 90 & 95 year old Grandma’s. The kids make them cards and special little treat bags. It’s the perfect way to spend the day.

Beverly
Beverly

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is treating each day like it is Valentine’s Day!!

Lori Straley
Lori Straley

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine tradition is getting beautiful flowers from husband. He is so sweet. Very romantic and traditional. There is always a box of candy too.

Kathie
Kathie

February 13, 2015

We always have a heart shaped meatloaf with mashed potatoes piped around it. Also heart shaped sugar cookies frosted with love messages on them

Stephanie
Stephanie

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentines Day tradition is exchanging cards. I love watching my children pick their own cards to give to their friends and classmates.

Nancy A.
Nancy A.

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is making some fun valentines for my 3 grandsons. This year I made origami hearts out of dollar bills. Then I made a larger origami red heart that had a little pouch in the back for a few pieces of candy. Fun!

Pat W.
Pat W.

February 13, 2015

Sending a Valentine surprise to our grandchildren.

Amanda
Amanda

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is making pink, heart shaped pancakes for breakfast.

Betty
Betty

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine’s thing to do is making doll clothes for my granddaughter! I also love to spend time with my familt.

PurpleC
PurpleC

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is buying myself a card, candy, or little stuffed animal.

Forever alone on Single Awareness Day. XD

Jada Edwards
Jada Edwards

February 13, 2015

My hubby is not one of those super romantic types that goes crazy with candy and flowers….He’s always been that way! So instead of taking it personally, I LOVE to spoil my kids (and hubby) with a special breakfast and treats when they get up in the morning! It totally works for me! :)

Mariilyn
Mariilyn

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is the making of a special box to hold the valentines.

Nina
Nina

February 13, 2015

My favorite tradition is buying chocolate the next day, when it goes on sale!

Lesley from NE
Lesley from NE

February 13, 2015

My favorite tradition is making something chocolatey!!!!

Diana
Diana

February 13, 2015

My favorite valentine tradition is taking chocolates to my MIL! She loves them and gets soooo excited! She is 106 years old!!!!!
What a cutie she is!!!!

Brenda Jackson
Brenda Jackson

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is.spending the day with the man that I fell in love with over 23 years ago. My heart really opens up to him and his to me. I hope to have him for many more years to come.

Julie
Julie

February 13, 2015

My favorite tradition is when my husband brings home fun gifts for our girls. They love it and I love how sweet and thoughtful he is!

June
June

February 13, 2015

….making a white cake with white frosting for my husband, his favorite, in heart shaped pans that were his mothers. The love just continues…. Also making frosted valentine cut out cookies for grandchildren.

Donna
Donna

February 13, 2015

My favourite Valentine’s Day tradition is that my husband always makes me a sweet dessert. One year I got chocolate covered strawberries and another year it was a chocolate cheesecake. He always makes it himself.

Norma Betz
Norma Betz

February 13, 2015

My favorite thing to do Valentine’s Day is spending time with my husband.

mary
mary

February 13, 2015

my favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is to sharing it with the special person in my life. we agreed to not get commercial for this day and we simply share it by spending a relaxing retired day. The clock doesn’t exist. we both love the oldies and we spend hours listening to music and dancing around. Afterward we raid the refrigerator for what ever is available and make a meal. this is a fun day for us

JOANN
JOANN

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is to make a heart shaped red velvet cake. Also, thanks for the pattern. It is the cutest sweater and looks so easy to make.

Leona
Leona

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine’s Day Tradition is making pink heart pancakes or cream of wheat with red hot. Making heart sugar cookies and decorating them and making chocolate covered strawberries for my family.

Foosette
Foosette

February 13, 2015

..using a special table cloth- covered in hearts- and having treats for all the kids who stop by to pet the puppies/ dogs at the dog shows that we go to every year. It’s kind of like trick or treating goes PINK!

CYNTHIA
CYNTHIA

February 13, 2015

making red velvet cake. It’s the one time a year I ever make it, lol!!!!!!!

Sheila
Sheila

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine tradition is decorating cookies with my grandkids.

Darlene
Darlene

February 13, 2015

My favorite tradition was going to Waffle House with my hubby after a crazy day working at a gourmet Chocolate store! I was always too exhausted to go anywhere nice, and Waffle House was empty & quiet. Now I’m retired, so I just sit back and relax…all day!

Shelly
Shelly

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine tradition is making Valentine boxes with my kids to take to school. This year we made bubble gum machines out of fish bowls and oatmeal boxes. Too cute!

Valerie
Valerie

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentines tradition is to make a heart shaped meatloaf, my family and I make it every year, and it sure is delicious!

Leah M.
Leah M.

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentines tradition is making Valentines and giving them to my siblings!
~Leah <3

Karen
Karen

February 13, 2015

My favorite thing to do for Valentines Day is to make decorated sugar cookies and give them away!

Linda
Linda

February 13, 2015

Sending Valentines and a little candy to my two grandsons.

Karen
Karen

February 13, 2015

My favorite thing to do for Valentines Day is to make decorated sugar cookies and give them away!

Sandy
Sandy

February 13, 2015

My favorite valentines tradition is spending special time with family.

Jessica
Jessica

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is receiving delightful handmade cards from my children. They spend time in secret crafting the most unique cards and their sweet sentiments melt my heart every time.

V Harper
V Harper

February 13, 2015

I have always made my own Valentine Day cards when possible. It is so very important to tell those we love!!!

Diane Fuhrman
Diane Fuhrman

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is eating chocolate covered strawberries!

Linda
Linda

February 13, 2015

Cooking and baking for the family – a nice meal with a sweet pink or red or chocolate dessert – and with a tablecloth, good dishes, the whole works!

Donna
Donna

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine s day tradion is getting red roses from the one who loves me and walking in my kitchen and seeing th roses on my kitchen table.

DianeKae
DianeKae

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine tradition is buying giant Hershey Kisses for our children…even when they were in college!

dawn
dawn

February 13, 2015

My favorite valentine’s tradition is to mail my nephews (now 18 and 20) goofy things for valentine’s gifts. It can range from coloring books to crazy socks.

Meg Ammerman
Meg Ammerman

February 13, 2015

“My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is eating chocolate. I do lots of sweet things, but me and chocolate = FAVORITE!!!

Karen
Karen

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is… a box of chocolates.

Penny
Penny

February 13, 2015

For over 30 years our favorite Valentine’s tradition is having family over for lasagna dinner with very festive table settings, décor, etc. My daughter and her husband have taken over having the dinner at their house the last 5 years and it is a joy to see how much my grandchildren love to help prepare for the evening – we look forward to it every year – a great way to spend Valentine’s day, with family.

Shannon Bruck
Shannon Bruck

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is watching my husband and daughter go out together for a little “date”. He usually treats her to a nice lunch at her favorite restaurant. After having 4 sons in a row, treating his little sweetheart on Valentine’s Day is great fun! Of course, he always treats me as well…but watching the two of them together truly warms my heart.

BevM
BevM

February 13, 2015

My husband takes me to the National Farm Machinery Show at Louisville, KY, every year for Valentines Day. I am the envy of all my friends!
There are some booths for ladies, including one that always has quilt, craft, and sewing items. This year, I purchases a lovely vintage tatted baby bonnet.

Gail
Gail

February 13, 2015

My favorite tradition memory is of my dad bringing home roses for my mother and carnations for my sister and I on Valentine’s Day.

Bethany
Bethany

February 13, 2015

My favorite valentine’s day tradition is picking names out of a hat and making a present for that person.

lynda
lynda

February 13, 2015

my favorite valentine tradition is to spend it with the one you love.

Karen B
Karen B

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is giving each of my kids one of those giant-sized Hershey kisses. I also add a couple of drops of red food coloring into their milk glass for pink milk.

Robin
Robin

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast and our Valentines card exchange!

Rita
Rita

February 13, 2015

My favorite VD tradition is spending time with those I love.

Teresa
Teresa

February 13, 2015

This is so cute! Looks like it will be easy to make too. Great idea.

Tiasdolls
Tiasdolls

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is making origami hearts for each of my children and hubby. Each one contains a simple reminder of how much they mean to me.

terri
terri

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentines Day tradition is having a special dinner that includes the entire family, my husband and 2 daughters.

Michele
Michele

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is giving all my children the little candy hearts that have saying on them.

Aunt Nancy
Aunt Nancy

February 13, 2015

My favorite holiday tradition is baking a six layer heart shaped red cake with chocolate mousse between the layers and a dark chocolate glaze on the outside. My whole family looks forward to this cake.

bev
bev

February 13, 2015

“My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is getting Valentines from my SPED students and my grandchildren, made especially for me; it melts my heart everytime. "

JR FrugalMom
JR FrugalMom

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is that the kids give Valentine’s Day cards to their friends – it’s such a nice reminder for them to appreciate their friends.

Linda
Linda

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine itradition is spending time with my husband. Flowers some years and candy others. But always a nice dinner.

Nancy
Nancy

February 13, 2015

My favorite valentine’s day is spending time with my family and having a special dinner. The sweater is so cutel My granddaughter would love it! Thank you for such cute patterns.

Kathi
Kathi

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is going out to eat with my husband. Just love that man!

Lynne Marie
Lynne Marie

February 13, 2015

Children making their own Valentine’s Day Cards and Card Boxes

Claudette
Claudette

February 13, 2015

Doing valentines with my children. I enjoy watching the thought that they put in to each card.

linda
linda

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine tradition is spending time with hubby of 49 yrs. Love the sweater. TY

Deborah Hadley
Deborah Hadley

February 13, 2015

Each year I give hubby a gift and a card, it’s quite simple, last year I made him a valentine heart to wear, he had just come out of hospital. This year a special Scottish clan tie and chocolates.

Wanda
Wanda

February 13, 2015

being sweet and giving from the heart.
Lucy
Lucy

February 13, 2015

I love chocolate, so even though I’m not supposed to eat it, Valentines day is a great day to have the tradition of eating chocolate. Yeah Valentine’s Day!

Lena Juka
Lena Juka

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is having a candlelight dinner then cuddling up in a warm blanket in front of a toasty warm fire in the fireplace with my wonderful husband. We reminisce about all those special moments and how much in love we still are or just sit quietly and enjoy the moment. Some years it’s warm enough that we don’t need a fire but we do it anyway as it adds to the romantic atmosphere. Happy Valentine’s day to all.

Lydia M.
Lydia M.

February 13, 2015

My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is staying indoors and watch Jane Austin chick flicks, with popcorn, cookies, and any delicious meal I come up with. There is nothing better for a single female than spending the day of love with a good ol’ historical romance movie.

Nicole
Nicole

February 13, 2015

Going out to an Expensive Restaurant is always really special. And getting chocolate and a rose from dad :-))

Nicole
Nicole

February 13, 2015

I love eating gobs if CHOCOLATE. Espeasially FERRERO ROCHER!!! So amazingly WONDERFUL!!! Gosh it’s so gOOD!!! <3 <3 <3

Karen L
Karen L

February 12, 2015

anything chocolate – preferably dark – is a good thing! Usually go out for dinner, too.

Nancy Johnson
Nancy Johnson

February 12, 2015

Getting chocolate-covered strawberries

Marian
Marian

February 12, 2015

My favorite traditions are decorating the house with hearts and selecting a special Valentine cards for each of my children and their spouses, our grandchildren and my wonderful husband.

Danielle
Danielle

February 12, 2015

My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is eating out at a fancy restaurant with my family!

Sophie T
Sophie T

February 12, 2015

This sweater is so cute! Thank you for the tutorial (and pattern!)!

My favorite Valentine’s Day tradition is to prepare treat bags for my kids and husband. They really do enjoy getting this on that special day… Which reminds me I have to take care of that quickly if I want to be able to do it this year again!

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