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Heart Appliqued Leggings (No-Sew)

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My Missy had ripped a hole in one of the knees of her denim-colored leggings.  Rather than toss them out, why not add a little heart applique to patch the rip?  It’s a perfectly sweet addition to the leggings for Valentine’s day, but really, hearts are cute any time of the year!  Best of all this project takes very little time and is no-sew!

Make these adorable Heart Appliqued Leggings for Valentines Day- NO SEWING!

Aren’t they cute?  And so easy to make!

Valentines Day outfits

To Make These Heart Appliques, you need:


Step 1: Pre-wash and dry your felt.


Step 2: Measure the area where you will put the applique.

(Mine was 3 3/8 inches wide by 3 inches tall.)


Step 3: Draw and cut out 2 hearts to fit your measurement.


Step 4:  Apply the EZ Steam according to package directions and cut out the hearts.

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Step 5.  Iron the hearts to the fabric.

(Follow directions on the package)

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Step 6. (optional)  Use embroidery floss and sew around the edge of the heart.

This step adds about 30 minutes to the project if you’re using store-bought leggings. (Having to work in and out of the legs is more time-consuming than a flat piece of fabric.) But it makes a huge difference in how they look.  

The red stitches added a fabulous extra pop of color.  (I recommend it if you have the time and supplies on hand- you can get it done during one episode of your fave TV show.)

heart applique

What do you think, kind of makes you want to go add hearts to everything doesn’t it?


heart leggings


Valentines Day Style

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  1. Heather Kurunczi says:

    Hi, great idea! But how well does the Pellon hold up to wear and washing with keeping the hearts attached to the knees? My daughter is very tough on her clothes and I’m worried about it coming off. Any particular reason you didn’t just sew on the hearts? Thanks!

    1. Jamie Sanders says:

      Because I was trying to create a no sew project. You could totally sew them on.

      They held up fine though. Although I did hand stitch them as well with embroidery floss.

  2. Such a wonderful remedy and the leggings look so adorable on your daughter. Thank you so much. I love all of your recipes and ideas for this posting. Take care…

  3. This was great but be careful to not melt the extra backing to your ironing board when ironing it to your shaped material. I now have to figure out how to get it off. But the pants look cute!

    1. Oh no! I do like to use the kind with the peel off backing just for this reason.

  4. Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled says:

    Super cute! Makes me want to make some for myself! Visiting from BFF Link Party.

  5. Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods says:

    Absolutely adorable! Tootsie has some leggings that I need to add little hearts to the knees!

    Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing on Show Me Saturday. Hope to see you again this weekend!
    ~ Ashley

  6. Mel {MamaBuzz} says:

    This is such a cute idea and what a great solution! I remember ripping holes in the knees of all my tights when I was a kid. It never failed… My mom would get me a new pair, and I'd wear them to school and inevitably fall on the playground. lol This is definitely a cute fix! Thanks so much for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week's issue.

  7. Gilly @ Colour Saturated Life says:

    This is so cute, definitely something my daughter would want done to her leggings!

  8. SO cute! I love your daughter's whole outfit….too cute! My daughter is 7 and would absolutely want the entire outfit:) Thanks so much for sharing! I am definitely going to do this for my daughter's leggings and surprise her! She is going to love them:) Thank you so much for sharing!!1

  9. So smart! Sometimes it just takes a second pair of eyes!

  10. Sarah Nenni-Daher says:

    Such a quick fix – love it! I'm definitely going to do this but I'll stitch the felt heart with the outline first and then fuse it to the leggings. Thanks for sharing – pinned!