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Admire Your Heart From Afar.
I saw something like these at a craft fair recently and was instantly drawn to their cuteness. Along with t he fibre filling they were stuffed with some substance which made them smell nice.
But as usual I also decided they where to simple to spend £6.50 on, and that I could make funkier ones myself for free! The hearts I saw where 'advertised' as nice 'things' to hang in babies cots ... or whatever. I think they look cool on door and window handles. I know what my friends shall be receiving for Christmas presents. And I'm gunna make a xmas tree shaped one for our tree!. x

Posted by KageG from Bristol, England, United Kingdom • Published See KageG's 20 projects »
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  • How to make a shape plushie. Hanging Heart - Step 1
    Step 1

    Make a template using the fold in the centre of a piece of newspaper. This will make your shape symmetrical.

    Tip: You don't have to make a heart either - stars, circles, ovals, trees, people, houses, birds - God - go wild (depending on the occasion).

  • How to make a shape plushie. Hanging Heart - Step 2
    Step 2

    Pin the template onto the fabric keeping away from selvedge’s.

    Tip: If you’re using the same fabric for both sides of the heart (or whatever) fold the fabric in half (nice sides together) and lay the template on top. This makes both bits of fabric identical once they are cut out.

  • How to make a shape plushie. Hanging Heart - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out the pieces.

  • How to make a shape plushie. Hanging Heart - Step 4
    Step 4

    The ribbon - this is the important part.

    Cut it the right length adding 2/3 cm’s extra. Lay the ribbon on the nice side of a piece of fabric.

    Put the extra length of ribbon over this edge of the fabric - this will anchor it inside.

    Also try and get the ribbon as straight as you can.

    Tip: For a heart shape, make sure the ribbon is in the centre on the 'v' otherwise when you turn it inside out it won’t hang right.

  • How to make a shape plushie. Hanging Heart - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pin the ribbon in place.

    Tip: Pin it from the wrong side. So when it's sewn you can easily take the pins out. (See the pictures for a simpler explanation)

  • How to make a shape plushie. Hanging Heart - Step 6
    Step 6

    Pin the pieces of fabric together nice sides together.

  • How to make a shape plushie. Hanging Heart - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sew the two pieces.

    (Another) Tip: Start sewing 2/3 of the way down on a straight side. And finish 1/3 down on the same side. Or there abouts. This should leave a big enough gap so you can turn it inside out.

  • How to make a shape plushie. Hanging Heart - Step 8
    Step 8

    Make small cuts almost to the seams every 0.5 - 1 cm or so. Especially around corners. This makes the shape smooth and the fabric not gather inside.

    Take the pins out of the back of the fabric, and turn everything inside out! Pulling the ribbon can help.

  • How to make a shape plushie. Hanging Heart - Step 9
    Step 9

    Stuff away!

  • How to make a shape plushie. Hanging Heart - Step 10
    Step 10

    Hand sew the gap.

  • How to make a shape plushie. Hanging Heart - Step 11
    Step 11

    To decorate:

    Fold some ribbon and sew it to make it secure. This may take some fiddling.

  • How to make a shape plushie. Hanging Heart - Step 12
    Step 12

    Pick a nice ol' button and sew it on the front of the ribbon. I added some beads.

  • How to make a shape plushie. Hanging Heart - Step 13
    Step 13

    Find a good place for it on the heart, and then sew the ribbon on using the holes in the button.

    Tip: If you poked your fingers to many times for comfort with the needles -use super glue.

  • How to make a shape plushie. Hanging Heart - Step 14
    Step 14

    Whhhala!
    Congratulations.
    Sit back and admire your handmade heart!

    x

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Amy Q.
Amy Q. · Garstang, England, GB · 6 projects
I saw these in a shop in Cornwall and was going to have a go at making them, thanks for reminding me Happy
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priya s.
priya s.
very cute i will would like to make one thanks
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