This weekend I whipped up a few hugs from a tutorial on The Long Thread. I had made their felt faces a few weeks ago but hadn't gotten around to the rest until yesterday. All supplies were in my stash, so I think this qualifies as a Frugal Yet Fabulous Everyday project... and you could go a bit further too, The Long Thread made hers will all recycled materials!
They were fun and easy to make. I did have a little bit of a struggle with the arms, the first ones I made were a bit too small to turn and stuff, so I made them a little bigger. This probably had more to do with my lack of patience than anything about the pattern.
Another little hint, when pinning them together, make sure the little arms point up toward the top of the heart so they end up straight when you turn them inside out The first time around, their arms were pointing down and they didn't seem like they wanted to pass out hugs at all.
A fun little project for Valentines... I decided I have to keep this one for myself, even if he is sticking his tongue out at me like he knows I don't have a Valentine this year. Guess he'll have to do!