POSTED BY ANGELA ON 05 OCT
Start off with drawing a simple heart shape at the size you want. Cut it out in paper and use it to cut out two hearts in your chosen fabric
Then get your lace and ribbon scraps and decorate one heart however you like. Stitch it all in place firmly.
This one is quilted, easy to do by placing a piece of wadding on the back of one heart and stitching a design onto it any way you like.
When you are happy stitch the front to the back leaving a small gap to turn out. Clip all the curves and turn right side out.
Stuff with some toy stuffing adding a small bag of lavender if you like
Neatly stitch the opening to close the heart.
Take some ribbon and stitch it to the top of the heart to form a hanging loop. Tie
the ends in a decorative bow
There are lots of different ways you can decorate your hearts, add flowers, buttons, whatever you like in whatever colour you like.
And there you are. You can make one of these in less than an hour for no cost whatsoever if you are using up your scraps.
As I said, whenever I need a quick gift I make one of these in less time than it would take to go to the shop and buy something!
Do have a go, they are really ideal for people new to sewing, and perfect to use up odds and ends of lace and ribbon.