May 31, 2014

felt heart wall decor

Are you guys ready for a heart-felt project? 

Terrible jokes aside, I've started making little things to do a gallery wall in the bedroom. These little fluffy hearts are going to make their way into the new configuration one way or another. So get ready for a before & after in the near future!

This project would make a nice house-warming gift. I also may be making more of these come Christmastime as ornaments for the tree. I could also see doing a simpler version of smaller hearts & making them into a garland. Either way, felt & hearts is a win-win in my book.

To make one of these hanging hearts, you'll need:

  • Fabric #1 (to be used with pattern #1, found at the bottom of post; I used cotton)
  • Fabric #2 (to be used with pattern #2, also at bottom; I used felt)
  • Scissors
  • Alphabet beads 
  • Polyester filling
  • Bias tape (for loop)
  • An embroidery needle 
  • Embroidery thread

Step 1 // Cut out your pattern shapes. You should have one shape from pattern #1 with a negative heart in the middle, & two shapes from pattern #2. With embroidery thread, sew your bias tape in a loop onto one of your shapes from pattern #2. 

Step 2//  Sew your shape from pattern #1 onto the top of your second shape from pattern #2. Only sew along the inside of the negative heart shape. Tie off.

Step 3 // Stitch into the negative heart space through the back. Then feed your alphabet beads through your needle onto the thread, & stitch through the front of your shape. Tie off. 

Step 4 //  Place your first heart shape from pattern #2 (the one with the loop) behind your second shape. The loop should be in between the two pieces. Sew the two pieces together using a overcast stitch. Do not sew around the heart entirely - leave an opening of an inch or two. 

Step 5 // Fill your heart with the polyester filling. Finish stitching the entirety of the heart, closing it off. Tie off. 

I put the words "Happy Home" inside of my hearts because #1, I'm cheesy, & #2, my home is happy. I feel lucky to have a warm & welcoming place to come home to, & even on the bad days this place makes me happy.


P.s. Patterns for shapes:

Related // For more tutorials with patterns, check out the Bow Tie project & the DIY Bike Pouch.

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