I know a lot of you are
GLUE GUN fans.
As for me, I would rather
SEW instead of GLUE.
Here are some sweet little
hearts using bits and pieces
of fabric and lace.
I made this one in about 20 minutes
using the sewing machine.
Ready for a quick lesson?
You GLUE GALS might even
find this easy enough to do.
First cut 2 hearts out of fabric.
I used a rough homespun for the
I iron each piece as I go.
Then cut out 1 heart using a THIN
batting (like a quilt batting)
DON'T IRON the batting.
DO NOT ask me how I know this.
I place the batting ON TOP OF
the two fabric hearts.
Then I stitch all the way around
making sure to catch all 3 pieces
(2 fabric hearts and batting)
Then turn it over.
The batting will be down and
you will be looking at the fabric heart.
The upper left edge is turned under
in this picture-
but it, too, is stitched.
Take your scissors and slice a
hole right in the center of the fabric.
Then turn it inside out...
the batting will be sandwiched
between the two layers of fabric.
It's gonna look ugly.
Don't worry you will be covering
the ugly later. See? Ugly!
Now cut a smaller heart out
of a contrasting fabric.
Iron it and place it over
the ugly hole.
Using a zigzag stitch
sew it in place.
Then cut a third smaller heart
and stitch that on top of
the 2nd fabric using the
After doing that
thread an needle with 6 strands
(or 3 doubled) of embroidery floss.
Because I don't want to tie a knot
in my floss I start the stitch way
down inside the heart and pull the
thread up and into the heart
but not through it. It will hold
itself if you don't pull it too hard.
Place a long running stitch around
the heart following the shape.
When you have gone all the way
around, put your needle through
the back of the fabric and snip it off.
I added a ribbon bow and
a "gem" on the front of this one.
To finish it off- I added a ribbon
hanger and kissed it closed with an
So....even if you are not a sewer,
these are pretty easy.
Pretty Sweet, Huh?
These two took me less than an hour
from start to finish.
Sure better for you than
(Made in town here by Seroogy's)
Hmmmm...wonder which heart
SweetCheeks will want?
I'm betting on the sugar!