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Saturday, 24 May 2014

Heart Hanging Decoration - Tutorial

The rain here today was awful but I am not complaining too much because it was a perfect excuse to use some time in the house to do a bit of sewing!!

Decorative hearts are always popular.  They are a lovely to have hanging in a room to compliment the décor or more practically, to fill them with scent and have them in drawers or hanging in wardrobes to scent clothes.   They are so easy to make.

What you will need:Patterned Fabric (3 different patterns)
Button
Ribbon
Stuffing or lavender to fill heart
Pinking shears (optional)
 
Using 3 different types of patterned or plain material cut them into small squares, as shown above, and position them in a pattern that you like and then sew together, on the reverse side of the material, to make one larger piece of material.
 
Once all squares are sewn together use a heart template to cut out two fabric heart shapes
 
I used pinking shears to cut out the hearts but you can use normal scissors if you prefer
 
Sew around the edge of the heart, leaving a small gap to insert either the stuffing or the lavender.  Once you have inserted the stuffing or lavender into the heart template sew up the small gap.

Attach a ribbon on the outside of the heart and a button for decoration (as shown below)
 
 
Julie
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2 comments:

  1. The rain has been awful but I do love listening to it on the window whilst cosy inside. Love the heart decoration! Love patchwork!

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  2. This is clever use of small pieces of fabric. Lovely end result, would make beautiful small gifts. x

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