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As you’ve noticed, there’s been a huge influx of Christmas-related posts, what with it being less than a month til the big day. I try to add in some things from other holidays around this time, and some nice non-denominational stuff as well, but it can be hard to find. So if you have made anything related to any non-Christmas holiday or have found nice things on the internet, please submit them so I can share them with everyone!
I love making hearts they’re just so easy and so flexible with any design and purpose really. But i keep mine simple anyway. To make a heart, you need:
-Pencil & Paper
-Stuffing of choice e.g. potpourri of fiberfil
-Needle & Thread even if your doing this with a sewing machine
How to: 1. First draw a heart shape onto a piece of paper and cut it out. Lay it against your fabric of choice and cut out 2 pieces.
2. Face the right sides together and pin.
3.Do a fine edgestitch along the sides of the heart, leaving a gap in the straight part of the heart so that you can turn it inside out and fill it if you know what I mean.
4. Once you have completed this, and turned it inside out, fill it with whatever you like, i fill mine with potpourri or sometimes fiberfil or even fabric scraps but it never turns out the same way. If you do choose fiberfil, remember to fill it very full and leave no empty spaces.
5.Once filled,turn in the edges of the gap and do a fine stitch along the edge to close it up. I prefer to do this by hand but its up to you (: After, you can choose to add some ribbon and a button to allow it to be hung up or add a bow to the front as you can see in these pictures:D
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I have spent the past couple weeks working feverishly on Christmas crafts, mainly ornaments and wreaths based on the paper circle tutorial I posted awhile back. Not I have a bunch of completed ones, which I promise to post photos of soon.
But, I need more ideas. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE lovely followers, if you have tutorials/patterns for Christmas-themed crafts, submit them! I want to fill my house with handmade decorations this year!