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Valentine Lavender Heart

This Valentine’s Day lavender heart is a cute little way to show your token of love to somebody special. You can fill this little heart with lavender or rose buds to give it that romantic touch. This tutorial shows you easy step-by-step instructions on how to make your heart in 30 minutes. The heart was made using The Craft Cotton Company’s Paisley Heart polycotton- perfect for Valentine’s Day!

What you will need:

  • Scissors

  • Needle and thread

  • Sewing machine

  • Iron

  • Toy stuffing or lavender

  • 24cm Ribbon

  • Pins

  • Toy stuffing or lavender

  • 24cm Ribbon

  • The Craft Cotton Company’s Paisley Hearts poly cotton

First, make the template and cut the fabric:

Select your fabric and draw out your template on to a piece of paper or card. If drawing, fold your paper in half and draw half of your heart so that when you cut out the shape it will be symmetrical. You can download a simple heart shape from the internet to use as a guide.

Cut out your template leaving 1cm around all edges, this will be your seam allowance.

Pin your heart template onto the fabric with the right side facing up, cut x2 hearts.

Now, add the ribbon and sew:

Place your 2 hearts right side together.

Loop the ribbon in half and sandwich it in-between the two hearts with 1cm hanging over the edge (near the top centre of the heart). Make sure the rest of your ribbon is tucked in.

Sew around the edge of your heart using a 1cm seam allowance, leave approximately 4cm unsewn on one side of the heart so that you can add in your filling later on. Make sure you back tack at the beginning and the end of your stitching to secure.

Finally, clip and fill:

Clip every 1cm of your seam allowance, taking care not to cut into the stitch. Cut the point off the bottom of your heart.

Turn your heart right side out and using a blunt object make sure that all your points are pushed out and then iron it to remove any creases.

Take your filling and fill your heart. Hand sew up the remaining un-stitched side and you now

have your hanging heart ready to give to your Valentine!

by Victoria Louise for The Craft Cotton Company 2016

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