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11 Simple Steps to an Incredible Valentine’s Day Table [ + Downloadable Heart Sewing Template]

11 Simple Steps to an Incredible Valentine’s Day Table [ + Downloadable Heart Sewing Template]
Create A Gorgeous Heart Place Setting - The Perfect Sewing Project For Valentine's Day!
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Whether it’s because you can’t get a babysitter, or you’d simply rather spend Valentine’s Day surrounded by your home comforts, staying in can be just as special as going out. Why not plan a special dinner for two, and prepare with this pretty heart sewing project? Follow Debbie Shore’s tutorial below and create these stunning matching place settings to add a personalised touch to your table decor! Use thermal wadding if you can, to help protect your table from heat. These heart-themed mats are so pretty, you can use them after Valentine’s Day to decorate your table for tea parties, birthdays and other special occasions!

Time to Make: 2 – 3 hours

Skill Level: Intermediate

You Will Need:

Materials for one place setting:

Valentine’s Day Heart Sewing Project:

Step 1:

Pin two pieces of the fabric right sides together. Draw around your heart sewing template, slightly off centre. Sew around the outline with a small stitch, then carefully cut out the centre, leaving a 1/8” seam allowance. [The cutlery holder is made from the centre pieces].

Debbie Shore Heart Sewing Project Image

Step 2:

Push one side of the fabric through the hole, and press. Try rolling the seam slightly to show the bottom fabric; this makes a small border to the heart.

Debbie Shore Heart Sewing Project Image

Step 3:

Fold your scrap fabrics in half lengthways, wrong sides together, and press.

Debbie Shore Heart Sewing Project Image

Step 4:

Draw around your heart template on the calico, and sew the strips, overlapping the raw edges and at slight angles, over the heart.

Debbie Shore Heart Sewing Project Image

Step 5:

Place the cut-out heart over the fabric strips, and sew around the edge of the heart to secure. [This is called ‘reverse applique].

Debbie Shore Heart Sewing Project Image

Step 6:

Adhere the wadding to the wrong side of the remaining fabric piece. Place the heart fabric piece over the top, so that the wadding is sandwiched in the centre. Apply bias binding all the way round. Start at the bottom of the mat, fold the end over, match raw edges and sew along the crease line. Mitre the corners as you sew.

Debbie Shore Heart Sewing Project Image

Step 7:

Fold the binding over the edge of the mat and sew by hand with a slip stitch.

Debbie Shore Heart Sewing Project Image

Step 8:

To make the cutlery holder, trim the edges of the heart to make neat if necessary. Use fabric adhesive to sandwich the wadding in the centre of the two heart pieces. Starting 5″ from the point, apply bias binding around the top of the heart, and finish ½” past the point.

Debbie Shore Heart Sewing Project Image

Step 9:

Fold the heart in half with the binding on the outside as in the picture, and sew along the section without bias binding, to make a cone.

Debbie Shore Heart Sewing Project Image

Step 10:

Fold the bias binding over the raw edge and hand sew, covering the end of the binding where you started, and folding the extended ½” over to make the point neat.

Debbie Shore Heart Sewing Project Image

Step 11:

Fold over one curved side and secure with a button and a couple of strings of beads or ribbon, for decoration.

Debbie Shore Heart Sewing Project Image

 

And there’s your matching set! You could make more than two, and use these for special family meals, as well as Valentine’s Day!

Debbie Shore Heart Sewing Project Image

This gorgeous heart sewing project is the perfect way to transform your everyday dining experience in time for Valentine’s Day! If you enjoyed this sewing project by Debbie Shore, you can find lots more like it right here on the Create and Craft blog!

 

 

 

 

Create A Gorgeous Heart Place Setting – The Perfect Sewing Project For Valentine’s Day!

Summary: Why not plan a special Valentine’s Day dinner for two, and create these stunning matching place settings to add a personalised touch to your table decor?

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