This can be made for any holiday just by changing fabric, so it's really universal. It's great for using up scraps, too. It's basically strips of fabric that is braided and shaped into a heart.
Approximate Time: 1-2 hours
Depending on your choice of fabrics, you can use cotton, a blend or a synthetic. If you want something thicker, a nice polyester works well.
You can give these, keep them for yourself, or make them to sell. The size can be adjusted for something as large as a door decoration, or as small as a pin for a lapel, backing with fabric or felt so the pin back won't show.
You can make them for St. Patty's Day, Easter, and all the other cool decorations. Just because it's the shape of a heart doesn't mean it's just for Valentines Day!
Note: I like hearts that are not so pronounced as this one is. In other words, I now make them with just a hint of a center, or sometimes make the center at the 45% point (just off center) so that each side is just a bit different in size. The country hearts are that way, and I love the "more natural" shape. It is completely up to you!
By Sandra from Salem OR
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