I know that it's the week of Valentine's...January was just the worst. I finally got around to decorating for Valentine's Day and realized that I don't have many Valentine's Day decorations. I headed to Target, of course, my go to place for cute inexpensive decor. Disappointingly, there weren't many decorations and a lot of repeats from last year. After some searching I found a heart banner with tassels that was okay, but I thought I could make it cuter with my own fabric. Voila, the heart tassel banner was born. I made it in non-traditional Valentine's colors because I don't have any March decor either, so I can just keep this up longer :) Find the full tutorial after the "read more" break.
Scraps of fabric at least 3"x3" (I used fabric from my Guinevere and Wild Bouquet collections through Riley Blake Designs)
1. Trace the shape of half of a heart on a piece of paper and cut it out. Use this as a template to cut your fabric (remember to account for the seam allowance). Fold the fabric and pin the half heart with the straight edge on the fold. Cut a front and a back for each heart.
2. With right sides together, sew together the front and back (1/4" seam) and leave 1" opening.
3. Snip around the seam of the heart to make turning easier.
4. Turn the heart right side out and press.
5. Fill the heart with poly-fill.
5. Whip stitch the opening closed.
7. Cut out 6" strips of yarn and one longer piece.
8. Fold the 6" pieces in half and tie the longer piece in a double knot around the fold. Trim so all are the same length.
9. Using a needle and thread, sew the fringe to the heart.
10. You can add a loop of twine to one heart to made a single heart decoration, or string several fringe hearts together to make a banner.
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