Thursday, December 15, 2011

Paper Hearts Tutorial

Hello again...:O)

I´m just feeling sooo giving .... 
so after several questions on how to make my cute paper hearts for the little Christmas tree...
I decided to make a little HOW TO make them...

Step 1: 
*Find a book...
(not to old, because then the paper will brake when folding the hearts)
For one heart you will need:
*Your Sewing machine...
*A template (just draw a heart out on a piece of paper the size you want)
* Three pieces of paper for the heart
* One wooden pearl ( or whatever you wish..:O)
*Stack the three pieces on top of each other
with the template on top... 

Step 2: 
*Cut out the heart using scissors 
(don´t mark...it will not look good with pencil marks)
Never mind if it becomes a little uneven...
handcraft ..you know..;O)

Step 3:
*Thread your machine with the desired thread
( I used white)
*Draw out some start thread
(enough for making the hanging loop)
*Set your needle in down position
*Line the three layer hearts against the needle
*Lower the pressure foot

*Start sewing
(I used 2.2 stitch length)
*Stop at the end of heart

Step 4:
*Draw out the heart so some thread will follow
(you will need this to thread the pearl)

Step 5:
*Now it should look like this.. :o)

Step 6:
*Thread the end threads with a needle that goes 
in the hole of your pearl...
*Decide what length your pearl will hang
*Sew up and down through the hole twice and knot the thread off.
(Tie well)
*Make a hanging loop of the starting thread...
*Fold out the bottom and top heart a little bit
And voila..
*Finished...:O)

Make lots and hang in your tree!!! :O)

Hope this easy little tutorial is easy to follow...
wish you luck... Have fun..:o)
Questions..
Just ask!!!


19 comments:

  1. The simple, easy decorations are the best! Working on my pin cushion, it's going to be so cute! Will try to make some hearts too, but I need a new tree too :) Oh, well there's always something more to wish for. Do I need it? Yes, probably :)
    Thanks!

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  2. Oh have you work with you hand or had you use some help I hope you rest hand.. But any way love you hearts and perhaps I had some time over to made some of them. But as Louise said I need a new tree too :) But first I´ll made the cute little mystery work..

    Take care!
    hugs

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  3. What a great idea,thanks for the tutorial on how to make one,I have a couple of heat templates I can practice with :) Barb.

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  4. En super idè! Dette ble jo knallbra! Takk for inspirasjon! :o)

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  5. Great idea. Thanks for the tutorial. Merry Christmas to you & yours. Hugs,

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  6. De är så hjärtans söta! Enkel och superläcker dekoration!
    Kramisar

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  7. So, beautyful ....! the quilt behind the tree .....!

    Greetings,
    Simone Quilting Moesje

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  8. Kjempefine hjarte!! Kanskje eg skulle prøve? Du hadde eit veldig fint mønster til stitchery også, takk skal du ha, skal poste om det blir laga no i ein vanskeleg kvardag, kva helsa angår.

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  9. I like this idea too! And thank you again for sharing. Wishing you a lovely and cozy 4th Advent.

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  10. Vad de blir fina. En jättebra beskrivning och idé. Tack

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  11. Thank you for the tutorial Stina -- those are just TOOOO adorable!!!!!

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  12. so sweet. I saw these on Janet's blog. (quiltsalot)

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  13. Cute ornament, I think I will make these with my grandchildren. Thanks for the tutorial! I would love to see a better picture of the quilt behind the tree!

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  14. Cute ornament, I think I will make these with my grandchildren. Thanks for the tutorial! I would love to see a better picture of the quilt behind the tree!

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  15. So cute idea and tutorial! thanks for sharing.

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