Yes! They are fabric. What can I say, I think in fabric. I figure if I am going to spend my time making something, I want to be able to use it over and over. When you make these with just paper, they don’t last as long.
No, you don’t have to sew. Why anyone wouldn’t know how to sew, is beyond me. I can’t even begin to imagine someone not needing to know how to sew. And the idea that everyone doesn’t dream in fabric, again, is something I just can’t understand. Life is so much better in fabric. You almost expected me to say “Sew” instead of ”so”, didn’t you?
And just tell me that it isn’t adorable, I dare you... Ok, don’t. I was just kidding. Tell me that you love them and are going out right now to gather the supplies to make your own. Tell me how much you adore me. Tell me I am thin and beautiful. Maybe I’m letting the fact that my family has been sick all week get the better of this post.
I found a pattern online and printed it out. You need your fabric and some iron on adhesive. Really this is self explanatory. Stick your two fabrics together with the fusible webbing. (Iron them with the webbing between them following the instructions.) Again I used red and white lined fabric for the inside of the hearts and red and white felt for the outside.
I thought it was much easier to weave the two halves together because they were made of fabric. When I make them out of paper, I either have to make them really big, or I cut the fold and weave them, then tape them together. Yah, I’m good like that.
I hung them with some ribbon because I thought it let the role of the hearts shine and ‘cause I have a boatload of ribbon laying around. Really, why does a Mom of two boys have so much ribbon laying around?
The best part of these hearts is that you could use them for so many things. To quote a favorite line from Holiday Inn…”Why they're great on... on... [pause] ... or even plain!”
Enjoy this super simple and adorable project.