Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tutorial: Simple Heart Garland

Simple and Sweet.

I love Valentine's Day. I love hearts. I decided to make some heart garland for Lily's room today. It turned out so cute! I was really pleased with how it turned out, so I thought I would share with y'all how I did it. Good idea? Good. Just in time for Valentine's Day!!

My first tutorial!

Gather your supplies.

The great thing about this project, is that you probably already have everything on hand. I dug through my fabric stash and grabbed any pink or red fabric that I could find. What makes this even more special, is that some of the fabric I used is from Lily's great grandmother.

You'll also need a stencil (or you can free hand it), pinking shears and a fabric marker.

Fold the fabric so the wrong sides are facing. Trace a heart and cut with the pinking shears. Using the pinking shears helps to prevent the fabric from fraying. (Plus it looks cool.)

Keep the right sides facing each other.

After all your hearts are cut out, sew along the edge of the 2 hearts (wrong sides facing). This way the hearts will stay together and are reversible. I cut about 30 hearts, but you can do however many you prefer.

Finished hearts!

After you finish sewing the hearts, lay them out into a pattern that you like.

Almost done! Sew down the center (from top to bottom) of each heart. Don't stop the sewing machine, just keep feeding the hearts through the machine. One right after the other. I kept my foot on the pedal and let the machine sew a few stitches in between each heart.

Ta Da!! The finished project. I love how it turned out!

Hanging pretty in Lily's room.

I hope this helps you to make something pretty for your house this Valentine's. You could even alter this project for any holiday or party. Please let me know what you think, and I would love to know if you made this!


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