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Woven Felt Heart


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Woven Felt Heart - closeup of finished heart on dark pink backgroundThis handmade woven felt heart makes for a heartfelt gift! I love how the two pieces come together to make a gorgeous high-contrast heart. This is a great craft for all ages.

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Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 1 heart

Supplies:

Woven Felt Heart - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Mark the paper 2.5 inches up from the bottom.
  2. Woven Felt Heart - mark the paper 2.5 inches from the bottom
     
  3. Fold the paper once straight across at the mark.
  4. Woven Felt Heart - fold across at the mark
     
  5. Cut across at the fold so you have a long 8.5 inch by 2.5 inch rectangle.
  6. Woven Felt Heart - cut across at the fold
     
  7. Fold the rectangle in half.
  8. Woven Felt Heart - fold the rectangle in half
     
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  9. Trim the edges off the rectangle so they are rounded.
  10. Woven Felt Heart - trim the edges of the rectangle
     
    Woven Felt Heart - rounded edges
     
  11. Unfold the paper and place it on top of your red felt and trace around it to make a cutting guide.
  12. Woven Felt Heart - use the paper template to trace on the red felt
     
  13. Cut out one red piece and one black piece from the pattern.
  14. Woven Felt Heart - cut one red and one black piece of felt
     
  15. Fold both pieces in half.
  16. Woven Felt Heart - fold the felt in half
     
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  17. Place the red piece over the black to form a heart shape.
  18. Woven Felt Heart - place the red piece over the black to form a heart
     
  19. Use the pencil to mark the red felt where the black felt crosses underneath.
  20. Woven Felt Heart - mark on the red felt where the black edge is underneath
     
  21. Draw a line straight down the red piece, mark the black piece at the middle where the red edge touches.
  22. Woven Felt Heart - draw a line down the center of the red piece from the mark and then mark the center of the black piece
     
  23. Cut a slit up the red piece on the line you drew.
  24. Woven Felt Heart - cut a slit up the red piece on the line
     
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  25. Cut another slit on both sides of the middle slit so you have four equal strips.
  26. Woven Felt Heart - cut another line on each side of the first one, repeat with the black piece
     
  27. Repeat with the black piece of felt. Tuck the first strip of the black felt under the first strip of the red felt. Weave over and under and over.
  28. Woven Felt Heart - begin weaving the black felt into the red side
     
  29. Continue with the second strip, over, under, over, under.
  30. Woven Felt Heart - continue with remaining black strips
     
  31. Continue until all pieces are woven tightly. They will hold nicely together without any help.
  32. Woven Felt Heart - they will hold tightly without any glue
     
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February 14, 20180 found this helpful

wow...good one

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February 15, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you so much! :)

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