Choose your material/scraps:
Put two layers of fabric together (wrong sides in, right sides out):
Stitch around template leaving 1 inch to 1-/12 inch open for stuffing:
Sew opening shut and cut fabric with pinking scissors approximately one-quarter inch away from seam allowance:
- I used a heart-shaped cookie cutter as my template. The cookie cutter shape was a bit too small. Therefore, I traced the shape on a piece of paper and then enlarged it on my copy/printer to a comfortable size for sewing a heart.
- Fabric was prewashed and then spray starched for extra body.
- Iron-on sheer lightweight interfacing helps stablize shape and aids in preventing fraying of pinked edges.
- Some hearts are filled with leftover quilt batting. Some are filled with lavender buds and some are filled with a homemade sachet mixture which is oatmeal that has been infused with essential oil of lavender. The sachet hearts will be little valentine gifts.
- Use small stitches on your machine for ease of stitching a heart shape.
- Trims are also optional. If you do decide to add trims, either stitch or glue.
This Valentine’s I was hoping to make heart-shaped sugar cookies, however, I ran short of time. At least these cloth hearts will not add to my waistline. Here is my calorie-free heart recipe:
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