Heart Felt Garland Tutorial

Happy Valentine's Day Lovelies!

That pink and sparkly day of "lurve" is almost upon us, so this weekend I made a quick and easy "Heart Felt Garland" to celebrate.

pink heart garland



I just hope Mr Wag Doll isn't reading because I want to surprise him, although I'm sure he knew I was upto something this weekend. Sneaking around hiding bits of fabric under my jumper and trying frantically to keep my felt balls under control...those little critters are escape artists!

Read on for the tutorial:

All credit for this project must go to 'Owl', as I've recreated her beautiful garland. I had to guess at the measurements as Owl's tutorial isn't available in English, so I've included them below.

If you don't like the idea of sewing, how about this felt ball garland by My Sparkle or this papercraft garland which uses the same principle of folding as the felt hearts.



felt

You will need:

Felt fabric - a 12inch square of craft felt will make 12 hearts
Felt balls - for my garland I used 22 small felt balls in white and 10 larger felt balls in pink
Sewing machine, thread and a large hand sewing needle.

To make a garland of 12 hearts:



1 - Gather your materials
2 - Measure and cut 2 strips 12" x 3" (30cm x 8cm)
3 - Mark the width of your hearts on both pieces of fabric. 1" (2.5cm).
4 - Place the maked sides of the fabric together and sew a narrow seam along one long edge.



5 - Fold your fabric out, bending it back along the seam line. Sew a narrow seam along the remaining long edge.
6 - Cut  along the marked lines.
7 - Thread a large needle with cotton (doubled) and thread through your first heart.
8 - Thread the felt balls onto the cotton, I went for a triple arrangement of white, pink. white.

Continue threading the hearts and felt balls until the garland is complete. Obviously your garland can be as long as you want. This project is super quick and easy, it literally took me 20 minutes and I'm very slooooow at sewing.

Valentines Day Garland

And isn't it cute? 

Go on, give a handmade gift with 'heart felt' love this Valentines Day!

3 comments:

  1. This is so lovely, Happy Valentine's Day Wag Doll. x

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  2. This is really lovely. I'm going to give it a go, it would look great in my girls bedroom

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    1. Thanks Nichola, hope they love it as much as I do! x

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