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My scrap bag is always full. Even though I made a Rag Wreath before Christmas, my pumpkin garland for Halloween and a Rag Rug last Autumn, I still have an awful lot of fabric scraps left. So, with the knowledge that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner I decided to make a Padded Heart Valentine Garland.
Padded Heart Valentine Garland
I had a good sort out of my scrap bag recently, and put all my red scraps to one side.
Taking 2 matching heart shapes, I sewed them wrong sides together with a 1cm seam allowance. But leaving a small gap at one side.
I used some stuffing (some stuffing from an old pillow is my go-to material, but you can buy some like this). I pushed just enough stuffing in to gently pad out the heart, but not make it too full. And then sewed up the gap.
Finally, I used pinking shears to pink the edges of the heart. This gives it quite a cute shabby chic look.
My mantlepiece is about 1.4 metres, so I measured out 1.5 metres of braid. This braid is usually for piping and in bag making. I made 10 hearts in total, but then realised I would only need 7 of them to make the garland.
I measured out where I would be placing the hearts at regular intervals on the braid, and sewed the hearts one by one onto the braid. And you have a finished padded heart valentine garland!
Cute, easy to make and costs pennies! Why not pin me for later?
Do you trim up for Valentine’s Day? Fancy making a Padded Heart Valentine Garland? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Do comment below or find me on social media.
Enjoyed this? Why not also read my post on Padded Fabric Christmas Trees – with free template.
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