Sunday, 12 February 2012

Valentine Bunting

This little heart bunting is a present for a friend.  I decided to do hearts as it is so near Valentine's Day.

  • I made skinny hearts by cutting out a paper pattern then tracing the pattern onto another piece of paper and adding 1/4" seam allowance.  Keep both patterns.
  • Using the larger pattern, cut out two hearts from each colour of fabric. 
  • Machine stitch each heart with right sides together leaving a gap for turning along one straight edge.  
  • Clip the seams (a bit like making fringe), then turn the hearts right side out, press them and stuff them with two layers of wadding. 
  • One layer of wadding can be cut from the original pattern (without the seam allowance) and the other layer should be a little smaller to give the centre a bit more puff. 
  • Hand stitch the hearts closed and then add buttons to each one making them look like tiny waistcoats. 
  • I sewed 1/3 metre of ribbon to the top of each one, then tied them onto a longer piece of ribbon, making 1/2 bow loops for hanging.  
The skinny hearts make me smile and I hope they will make my friend smile too.

1 comment:

  1. They look so pretty - and very time-consuming too! Love the fabrics. xx