I Wear My Heart On My Sleeve

But you already knew that, didn't you? Just in case, here's proof:

I've been wanting to play with this idea for a while. I love how literal it is.


I picked up the shirt at Target last night for eight bucks and had everything else I needed on hand:


  • Embroidery floss (light blue)
  • Needle
  • Iron on stabilizer


I traced a heart on to the stabilizer, and because I was feeling pretty lazy, I chose not to iron on the stabilizer. I attached it with a few pins and got to stitching. Here's a close up:

I started in the middle and worked my way out to each side. The whole thing took about an hour and a half.

I did consider doing another one of the heart like a hand grenades from American Idiot, but that sucker took me nearly a week last time:


This was my first embroidery project, and I'm very proud of it. I made it back in 2009, before the Green Day concert.

Next time I'll remember to take the picture before the concert, not afterward. Sweaty, hot, and so excited I could blow apart at the seams! Many thanks to my fantastic uncle for helping me improve my hairstyle between 2009 and today. Yeeesh.

Oh, and if you love literal shirts, may I recommend Mental_Floss?