ITH Untamed Heart Plushie


Stitch a shaggy and untamed heart in-the-hoop of your embroidery machine.  Includes 2 sizes for beginner to novice sewists.

Download includes 2 sizes:

  • 4×4 hoops can make the tiny heart with stitched face, and use chenille stems for arms and legs
  • 5×7 hoops can make the small heart with applique face, fabric limbs, and gloves.  Instructions are included for wiring the limbs if you want to.

All designs are digital downloads for embroidery machines.  Files will be available immediately after purchase on a download page.

Skill level: beginner for the 4×4 size, novice for the 5×7 size

NOTE: sneakers shown in photo are a purchased embellishment and not part of the design.  A link to where you can order them is included in the instructions document!


Your downloaded .ZIP file will include multiple sizes and machine formats in case you upgrade your machine to a bigger hoop or different brand, you’ll still be able to use these designs! 

The .ZIP file contains these machine file formats:



And comes in sizes for these hoops:



Number of Hoopings for this project:

  • 1 hooping for the 4×4 size
  • 3 hoopings for the complete 5×7 size (body, limbs, gloves)

Documents included in your download:

    • PDF instructions with photos
    • License file
    • JPG photo sheets of design details for each design
    • photo of finished project – so you can easily identify it in your design collection

Max purchase quantity = 1

Please see the product photos for design measurements so you can be sure these fit your hoops.

Instructions & Videos

A PDF instructions document is included in the download. It has color photos of the project being made.

But wait!  There’s more…

The instructions document also includes a link to a FREE video tutorial for this project.  You CAN do this!

Supplies Needed


  • Embroidery machine with 4×4 or 5×7 hoop (TIP – a size 14 needle may stitch better through multiple layers of fabric)
  • Sharp fabric scissors
  • (optional) applique scissors
  • Hemostats, EZ Turner, or pencil/chopstick for turning limbs and mittens right-side-out (none needed for 4×4 size)
  • Fabric Glue or Hot Glue
  • (optional) Pliers and wire cutters (for wire armatures)


  • Embroidery thread to match your fabric, plus black and white for faces
  • Fiberfill Stuffing
  • Embroidery Stabilizer of your choice
  • A scrap of water or heat soluble stabilizer to use under the face detail stitches
  • (Optional) Armature Wire or similar, and electrical tape for poseable limbs on 5×7, or chenille stems for 4×4 size limbs
  • Fabrics – The following fabrics are recommended for this project:
    • Heart head/body – short pile faux fur, fleece, felt, (heavier weight fabrics)
    • Eye applique on 5×7 version – scuba knit, fleece, felt, woven cotton, stretch knits
    • Limbs on 5×7 version – lightweight stretch knits, cotton quilt fabric is OK but a bit more challenging
    • Mittens on 5×7 version – scuba knit, fleece, felt, old sweaters