Tuesday, January 24, 2012
♥ I hearts you too ♥
Super easy valentines gift ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Today I thought I would share the love a little.. I have been making these fabulous heart shaped cushions for a while now and I thought I would share a few.. they are super easy to make and so cute!! All you need is some fabulous fabric.... a sewing machine, pattern paper, pins, tailors chalk, needle and thread and some toy stuffing. Oh yeah and LOVE. x
As you can see they look fab on your sofa or as part of a cute display ♥
♥ Make your heart pattern with either pattern paper [or just paper]. It can be as big or small as you like. Fold paper in half and cut one half of the heart so you get a symmetrical one.
♥ With your chosen fabric, place the fabric best sides together [ so what you want on the outside in end result.] As it will be turned inside out later.
♥ Pin the two pieces to your pattern [now unfolded!] and with a taylors chalk draw around your fabric.
♥ Now remove pattern paper and pin the two pieces of fabric together as you go.
♥ Now you can cut the fabric.. leave a small seam allowance [ 1cm is fine] around where you intend to sew.
♥ You are now ready to sew... use either a matching cotton or if you fancy a contrast then that can look great too. Pick somewhere that will be easy to hand sew up after as remember you are leaving a small gap to put your stuffing into.
♥ Sew all around the heart along your chalked line until you are nearly at starting point, leave a gap big enough to put stuffing into easily. Backstitch a bit.
♥ Now, get your hand inside and turn the heart inside out so now the fabric is the right way around.
♥ Fill with toy stuffing, as soft or hard as you fancy.... then get same cotton as used to machine sew and sew up the little gap.
♥ Voila! A cute soft little or big heart.. can be used as cushion or just to make your house look cute and happy. Here are a few of mine.... I also make mini ones into brooches and hanging items.
See my Etsy shop to buy one for a loved one x
Hope you enjoy making one yourself!
Lots of love,
Miss K-T ♥