Quick and easy project today. If you don't have a sewing machine, then you can also do hand stitching - just do a big running stitch. I'm not into the whole 'shabby chic' vibe, but you can always claim that that was the look you were going for ;)
What are we making? Stuffed hearts, or any shape you want. Just take the idea and run with it. You're going to need:
- small pieces of material (use up any scraps you have)
- stuffing (or chopped up bits of material, old tights/pantyhose!)
- needle and thread or sewing machine
- scissors or pinking shears (avoids frayed edges + frayed tempers)
I'm making hearts. Cut out 2 heart shapes, put them WRONG sides together and sew round the edges. We are not going to be turning these inside out, so you can make a decorative stitch, slightly in from the edge, all the way around if you like. Or use a different coloured thread. The creative side is up to you! :)
Now you cut a small hole in the front of the heart. Do I need to say that you do this VERY carefully?! LOL Then stuff the heart, using the old pencil trick if necessary to get things right into the corners. If you want to make little 'smelly' sachets for the bathroom or dresser drawers, you could put some lavender in there too.
Cut out another small shape and stick it over the hole we made with glue (use fabric glue if you want to make these more robust). On the first heart, I've glued on 3 little buttons from my stash. I tied a simple bow and stuck it on to the centre of the second heart.
Anyone else out there with us on the 'we're already planning for Christmas'? ;) I've also seen these made as Christmas decorations as a variation on the Advent Sunday theme. Just make four little hearts and write 1,2,3 and 4 on with a marker pen.
OK, we're done. Rain has stopped and I'm off on my bike down to the chemist. Ciao for the now :)