It's that time of year when our thoughts turn to romance. Yes, Valentine's Day is just one week away.
Padded heart decorations are just one of the projects that we have been making in our sewing club this half term and they have been very popular. My heart has been particularly warmed by two boys in one of our clubs who decided to make heart decorations for their Mums' for Mother's Day - how sweet is that?
This weekend I have been playing around with ideas for heart decorations to have at home and to give as gifts. Here's a tutorial for one of them - a cute, quick to make, lovely gift; perfect to show that you care this Valentine's Day or Mother's day.
You will need:
- 2 x felt heart shapes approx 15cm x15cm
- 3 small flower shapes
- 2 felt leaves
- 15cm ribbon
- 3 buttons
- cotton thread
- toy filling
Decorate the front of one of the felt hearts.
For my heart I chose to place the three flowers on one side and use cotton thread to embroider the word "love" using backstitch (If you are unsure of how to sew using backstitch click here to see my stitch guide).
Pin the two felt heart shapes together and sew around the edges using running stitch. Fold the ribbon in half and pin place at the top. Sew through all layers of felt and the ribbon to sew it in to place.
Leave a gap approx 5cm along one edge and add the toy filling until your heart decoration is nice and plump but not overfilled. Sew up the gap.
Your fabulous padded heart is now ready to hang - Happy Sewing!