Friday, January 20, 2012

Felt Heart Chain Garland

Oh, Pinterest is so much fun--isn't it?  Today I did a little project combining two different ideas I'd seen on Pinterest--folded felt hearts and a paper heart chain.

Oh, It just makes me happy.

First cut a bunch of felt strips.  I just eyeballed the cutting, but they were basically 3/4 inch by 2 3/4 of an inch.

Start the chain by sewing the first two strips together in a "V". 

Fold the Ends of the "V" down and meet them together under the point of the "V".  Add the next two strips for the next heart and sew together.  Sew through all four layers of felt about 1/8 inch from the bottom edge. 

If you are doing all one color heart this next tip isn't necessary.  If you are alternating colors I found it looked better to sandwich the two new color strips a little over the edge of the tip of the previous heart.  Then I zigzag stitched it together over that hidden edge.

I love the little hearts and different colors.

With a thicker felt, like wool felt, you could hang the garland and it should hold its shape.  This one I will use to drape around my piano-top valentines display.

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