Monday, 13 October 2014

Pretty Hanging Hearts

It seems like ages since I made something a bit girly and I miss pink, pastels and lace!

I've made similar hearts to these many, many times - in fact pretty much every year for the last few years for our little family Christmas craft-fair-get-together.

I had planned to use Christmas fabrics and then decided white would be nice for a change with a little bit of colour detail.

They're just decorative, hanging hearts but in the past I have filled them with lavender so they smell lovely too.

If you want to make one, just cut a heart shape the size you would like the finished heart to be and then add a seam allowance all the way around - about 0.5-0.75cm is enough.

Now cut two hearts from your chosen fabric and then stitch any detail (fabric, buttons, lace) to the right side of one of the hearts.  

Now put right sides together and stitch all the way around, joining the hearts together, leaving a gap big enough to turn the heart through.

Fill with toy stuffing and then hand stitch the opening closed and then sew on a ribbon loop.

Hope you like!

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