Thursday, September 6, 2012

Lavender Heart (Mini Tutorial)

As Riley is growing so is his imagination. While this is a good thing, it's the monsters in his bedroom that we could do without. So in yet another attempt to help him feel safe and secure at bedtime I made him a lavender heart to hang above his bed.

They are really easy to make and smell lovely so I thought I'd give a quick rundown on how to make one. I don't have any photos of the process but it really is that easy that I don't think you need any.

- fabric
- dried lavender
- ribbon
- button (or other embellishment)
- coordinating thread
- sewing machine
- pinking shears

1. Make yourself a pattern.
Fold a piece of paper in half. On the folded edge draw half a heart (you can make it whatever size you like). Cut out and unfold.

2. Fold your fabric in half with wrong sides facing. Draw around your heart template onto the right side of your fabric.

3. Sew along the outline of the heart you just drew, leaving a 2" gap in one side.

4. Cut around the heart with pinking shears about 1/4" from stitching.

5. Fill with dried lavender (don't make it too full as you'll need to be able to sew the opening closed).

6. Sew opening closed, starting and finishing where your line of stitching  is.

7. Hand sew a piece of ribbon onto the back, add a button or other embellishment and you're done.

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1 comment:

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Looks great, Fay. I like the way you've made it with seams on the outside and using pinking shears. Hope your lavender heart does its job.