Debbie Shore’s DIY Fabric Hanging Hearts
If you’re looking for a fantastic little sewing project you can dip in and out of whenever you get a spare 30 minutes, then these gorgeous fabric hanging hearts are a must! Quick and easy to create, not only will these hanging hearts enable you to put all those leftover fabric scraps in your stash to good use, but they’ll add instant charm to any room of the home. They make fantastic little gifts too – you could create a hanging heart for a loved one’s birthday, a housewarming, or even to welcome a new baby!
You Will Need:
To Create One Heart…
- 6” x 12” felt
- 3” x 3” fabric [a small print works best]
- Embroidery thread
- Handful of toy filler
- 6” ribbon
- Fabric glue stick
How To Make Fabric Hanging Hearts:
Begin by cutting out two heart shapes, using the large template.
Glue around the back of the cut out heart, and place your fabric over the top. Embroider around the cut out, with either a running or blanket stitch (see further down this post for stitch instructions!) You could even add a few cross and daisy stitches if you like!
If you’re making a few hearts, try decorating each one differently.
Now you can sew the opening closed. Fold the ribbon in half, and glue to the back of the heart, then add the button to the front, sewing all the way through the ribbon to secure. Here’s your finished heart from the front…
… and the back.
Once you’ve completed one heart, you can get started on the next – the only limit to how many of these gorgeous hanging hearts you can create, is how well-stocked your fabric stash is!
Sewing Techniques Explained:
Take the needle up and down through the felt, making the stitch length as even as you can.
Take the needle through the edge of the fabric at a right angle, wrap the thread under the needle and pull through. Try to keep the stitch length even.
Take the needle in and out of the fabric making a stitch of about ½”. Before pulling the needle through, take the thread underneath it.
Bring the needle through the felt, forming a loop. Take the needle back through the felt just over the top of the loop.
Go back to the centre of the flower and repeat with as many petals as you wish!
Step 12 – Cross stitch:
Imagine a box shape. Make one stitch diagonally from one corner to the opposite corner, then bring the needle up through the third corner and back through the fourth.
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