Start with dyeing
your cotton fabric, use tea bags and salt, or cheap instant coffee and salt
for a slightly deeper colour. For the crinkled ribbon, use polyester seam
binding dyed in tea, left squished up to dry.
images show one version, using pinking sheers to trim, below that is version
two, turning inside out, easier with the 6" heart.
outline and design
Tape matching fabric to the back of the
from the hoop, trim with pinking sheers.fill with lavender
or quilt batting.Sew up the opening.I sewed with machine
stiches,but hand is fine.
ribbon ,either sewing the bow, or glue with fabric
adhesive. I also added hotfix crystals.
Sew outline and
fabric over the front of design. If you wish to include the bell,
thread the seam biding or ribbon through the bell ,and tape into
Sew the outline
again and pop from the hoop. Tear off the stabilizer, trim and turn
Adding hot fix
gems works best at this point.
where you can add the hot fix crystals. I just use an iron .Place
the crystals,secure using a hot iron.
lavender or polyester fill. Sew to close and add ribbon, loop, silk
flowers, or both.