by sewdeb 26 Jan 2016

ITH Candy Huggers from Embroidery Library


Made these for my grandchildren. They were quick and easy to make.

However, if you want to be able to put more than a quarter into the pocket, might I suggest that you don't use the die line pre-cut method illustrated in the instructions, but place an ample folded rectangle of fabric over the placement line with a wad of cotton ball underneath; re-run the placement line to tack it down. Cut away the excess fabric and continue with the applique/satin stitch. This will give you a little more room in the pocket and you will be able to stash a small chocolate heart in there as shown in the picture.

Thanks for looking

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by sjbrower 28 Jan 2016

Wow! You are fast! I bought these designs too for a Valentines gifts for some precious children around me. Your stitching came out very very cute, and I can't wait to give these a try. Thank you for the tips to make the pocket a little bigger. --Sharon

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sewdeb by sewdeb 28 Jan 2016

You're welcome - I ran one according to the instructions that came with the designs and the pocket was really tight, making it difficult to get a piece of candy into it and the candy would fall out when you picked it up. This improvised method seems to do the trick.

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by lidiad 27 Jan 2016

Terrific idea and gorgeous gifts!
Hugs, Lidia

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by pennifold 27 Jan 2016

Great gift for Easter, the grandchildren will love them. Love C

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sewdeb by sewdeb 28 Jan 2016

Thanks, Chris, I sure hope so.*

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by sonjapotgieter 27 Jan 2016

Too cute...They Gorgeous...Well done

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sewdeb by sewdeb 28 Jan 2016

Thank you, Sonja*

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by dragonflyer 27 Jan 2016

So cute...the kids will love them!

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sewdeb by sewdeb 28 Jan 2016

Thanks, Kim.

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by Ossineu 27 Jan 2016

Nice gifts for the grandchildren:-) They will love them.

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sewdeb by sewdeb 28 Jan 2016

I sure hope so - but then they're hugging chocolate, so it's almost guaranteed! ;-)

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by baydreamer 27 Jan 2016

this are so cute!

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by basketkase 27 Jan 2016

Oh, these are so adorable......great stitching......

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sewdeb by sewdeb 28 Jan 2016

Thanks so much!

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by pldc 27 Jan 2016

terrific, ~hugs~

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sewdeb by sewdeb 28 Jan 2016

Hugs right back at you, Lor*

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by sdrise 27 Jan 2016

very cute!!

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by lbrow 27 Jan 2016

These are terrific and thanks for the heads up about the pocket. This is good to know/Lillian

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sewdeb by sewdeb 28 Jan 2016

You're welcome and thanks for the kind words.

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by bejoscha 27 Jan 2016

So Cute and sweet too!

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sewdeb by sewdeb 28 Jan 2016

Yes, they have such sweet expressions on their faces.

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by sandralane 27 Jan 2016

These little candy huggers are just delightful, embroidered beautffully. Sandra.

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sewdeb by sewdeb 28 Jan 2016

Thank you!*

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by michemb 26 Jan 2016

very cute indeed

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sewdeb by sewdeb 28 Jan 2016

Thanks!

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by mgregg01 26 Jan 2016

i bought these also, thank you for the hints.
they look great.

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mgregg01 by mgregg01 26 Jan 2016

did you use felt?

sewdeb by sewdeb 26 Jan 2016

Yes I used felt and regular quilters cotton for the pockets.

mgregg01 by mgregg01 28 Jan 2016

thank you

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by noah 26 Jan 2016

Wow candy huggers were is my licorice i don't see them hugging it???lol love them

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sewdeb by sewdeb 26 Jan 2016

The licorice never made it that far, LOL!

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by crafter2243 Moderator 26 Jan 2016

Thank you for the hint. I had purchased them and looking forward to make them for Easter. They are too cute and you did a great job stitching them out.

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sewdeb by sewdeb 26 Jan 2016

You're welcome! And thanks for the kind words. *

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by babash 26 Jan 2016

Well done love them.

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sewdeb by sewdeb 26 Jan 2016

Thanks! *

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by bemara 26 Jan 2016

ich habe die auch gesehn und überlege ob ich sie habe muß lol, passt ein Ei in die Pfoten? . . . I have also seen that, and consider whether I them has has to shop, Lol, fits an egg in the paws? hugs Maria

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sewdeb by sewdeb 26 Jan 2016

I'm pretty sure an egg would fit, since there is room within the arms, just not in the pocket. I had tried a larger chocolate heart and it was tight, but it did fit.

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