Fabric Heart Decor

Fabric Heart Decor - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}Designer fabric is so beautiful that it can be used as art in addition to sewing crafts.

I loved the line Chemistry by Bunny Hill Designs for Moda and had to frame it somehow.

The hearts were obviously my #1 choice, but you can do words such as LOVE, XOXO, KISS,
and so much more!

There are a few different ways to get the same look I have in my Fabric Heart Decor,
so I will show you the steps I took.

This is such an easy project, you definitely have time to get some cute decor up for Valentine’s Day! :)

- Supplies –

FabricChemistry by Bunny Hill Designs for Moda
Solid color fabric – I used leftover Muslin.
Sewing machine or Needle and Coordinating Thread
Fabric Marker
Iron

To get the shape of my heart, I went to google.com and searched for “heart clipart.”

Then I looked through the images and found the shape of one I liked best.

Copy and paste the image into a word document, where you can increase or decrease the size of the heart. You can also copy and paste as many of the hearts as you need in different sizes.

Cut our your hearts and use them as a pattern to trace on your fabric.

I traced my shapes using a Vanishing Fabric Marker.
I love it, because the marker part will vanish all by itself and no washing is needed.
The Ribbon Retreat carries them too, so throw it into your fabric order. :)

Once you’ve traced the amount of hearts that you want, cut them out.

Now that we are finished with our hearts, we have to cut our solid color fabric to size for our frames.

I cut two pieces of my muslin, one 4 x 6 and one 5 x 7.
I used the frame mat as a pattern.

Press your solid color fabric in half, as well as the hearts that will be going on it.
Make sure to fold it in the direction you want when it is framed.

Take your pressed heart and solid color fabric together,
placing the folds on top of one another and pin.

This next part you can easily do by hand.
I used my sewing machine to be quicker.

Start your stitching about half an inch above the heart fold.
I didn’t start mine high enough, I think. I may have to go back and fix that. :)
Remember to back stitch.

Stitch all the way down the fold and end half an inch after the end of the heart.
Again, back stitch.

When you’re done stitching, take the fabric to your ironing board
and press out the folds we created earlier.

And we’re done and ready to put in our frames! :)

If you don’t have glass in your frame to hold up the heart sides,
you can use adhesive like the GlueGlider Pro to hold up the fabric.

I love how they turned out and it was such an easy craft.
Have fun!

Fabric Heart Decor - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Fabric Heart Decor - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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3 Comments

  1. Posted February 4, 2012 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    I love those! The fabric is adorable:) Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Sherrie Pridemore
    Posted February 4, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    Shirley, I love these. Are the post, free instructions you guys use copyright protected? I don’t know why I have never asked. Hope using the free instructions on TRR are not. I’m not positive, but it is likely that I have sold something from those free instructions. Oops! I apologize for not asking before now. Asking for mercy for any previous idiot attacks. Will definitely abide by your policies what ever they are in the future.

    Thanks for such an awesome idea!

    Sherrie

    • Shirley
      Posted February 5, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

      You are welcome to sell creations that you have made using our tutorials! We know that a lot of our customers have their own shops and use us as a supplier, and we are more than happy to share ideas that you can share with your customers. :)

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