Wednesday, 8 February 2012

hearts to hang

Lack of sleep and ill children off school gave me some unexpected time to blow the dust of my sewing machine and put it to use this afternoon. I needed to do something more creative than housework and settled poorly man in front of a dvd.  I wanted to start making this gorgeous dress for a birthday coming up far too quickly but I knew the chance of interruption were high so opted for a more simpler project instead.

Valentines day is just around the corner so I quickly made some hearts to hang.  I took a few photos along the way:

First step - cut out

1.  Cut out two hearts from a gorgeous piece of fabric (I used a felt heart as a template but you could easily draw one on paper to use)

Secondly sew

2.  Sew hearts together right side facing together, leave a gap of about three centimetres, along a straight side.

 a: Thirdly turn right side out

c: then sew together using tiny stitches
b: and fill

3.  Turn inside out, stuff with toy filler and then sew up neatly

4. Using a needle with a large eye (tapestry needles work well) thread a ribbon through the top.

You could add a button

 I plan to make a set for the family and embroider a name on each one, so simple I think I will get the children to make their own.

Who will you make a hanging heart for?


  1. That fabric is lovely that you've used! Good idea to thread the ribbon as I fiddle about trying to sew them in. Will def. try that method. Hope your house becomes illness-free very soon!

  2. Love the hearts, do know I think I'll make one for myself! Julie xxx

  3. What a lovely idea. I too keep wanting to throw the dust off my sewing machine (it hasn't had an outing since just before little man was born), but risk of interruption is always too high and there's no space in our flat to keep it out :( Maybe I'll get round to it by 14th Feb next year, and I could make something like these little hearts :)

  4. They are adorable! Just perfect for Valentines day... happy Valentines day by the way :)

    Love the snowy pics in your latest post... enjoy half term!

    Louise xxx


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