Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Vintage Jeweled Hearts

"Beloved, let us love one another:
for love is of God;
and every one that loveth is born of God,
and knoweth God."
1 John 4:7


I made these pretty hearts to add a special touch to my home.
I thought they would look nice hanging up in the bedroom or craft room :)

They would also be a nice gift for a special someone.

You will need:
scrap fabric
beads
embroidery floss (thread)
embroidery needle
fiberfill
sewing machine
scissors
iron
heart template

I found my heart template online and printed it off. 
The size was 7.5 inches wide and 5.5 inches long.

Fold the fabric in half and pin the heart template to it.


Cut out the heart and pin wrong sides together.
Use a 1/8 inch seam allowance and sew the heart pieces together.
Leave a small opening to stuff your heart.


Trim and notch the curved edges of the heart.


Turn the heart right side out.
Use a pointy (but not sharp) object to push out the edges and shape the heart.
Iron the heart.


Thread your needle with embroidery floss 
and tie a knot on one end of the thread.
My thread was about 15 inches long.
Begin stringing your beads onto the floss.


When you are done with the beads,
bring your needle through the last bead to secure and then tie a knot.
Hold your thread nice and tight while doing this.


Stuff the heart with fiberfill and sew the gap closed.
Ta da! You're done :)






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43 comments:

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

How pretty! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Sara Blevins said...

I love the hearts, very pretty! Thank you for stopping on my blog! Blessings my friend!

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Those are sooo pretty Stephanie!... for Valentines and all year round... xoxo Julie Marie

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

Those are really pretty...and super easy too! Hope you have a great week and thanks for the sweet idea!

Blessings,
Mrs. Sarah Coller

harleygirl said...

These are very pretty. :)

Audrey said...

Hi Stephanie ... very pretty hearts and a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
Blessings,
Audrey Z.
Timeless Treasures

Lauren Davenport said...

Lovely and in plenty of time for Valentines Day :)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

You crafty girl you! Love these hearts and that there are three, my favorite number.

Debbie said...

Very sweet! I love the idea with the beads. Thanks for the tutorial.

Jazzmin said...

These are so pretty!!! What a beautiful idea to add something neat to a room.

You always inspire me so much with your crafts :)

Hugs and blessings to you!
~Jazzmin

Elle Sees said...

thank you for sharing this with us so loveLy

Debbie said...

Those are so pretty Stephanie! As always, your tutorials are just terrific!

Stay warm and blessings to you!

Kat said...

Adorable Heart! I really love your cute owls those are so sweet. Happy New Year! Hugs

Delvalina said...

Awesome! Beautiful! so adorable...:) it's absolutely easy and you made them beautifully :)

Have a blessed week.

Keep praying for you <3

Vanessa said...

Hi, Stephanie

These are so beautiful and love the beads. Great touch.

Hugs,

Vanessa

Vanessa said...

Hi, Stephanie

These are so beautiful and I just love the beads you added. Have a great week.

Hugs,
Vanessa

Mrs. Arpino said...

So blessed to have stopped by - finally! Love these little beauties. Have a great day!!

Hope said...

Hello Stephanie,

I have not had time to read any blogs yet. I will be back here as soon as things calm down.


I wanted to let you know that I have changed my blog URL for my blog The Simple Life of Hope.

My new URL is:
http://thesimplelifeofhope-updated.blogspot.com/

Hope all is well with you.

♥Hope

Regine Karpel said...

Love this post!
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Come say hi!

Sandra said...

Another beautiful project! I love hearts and I really like the beads on these ones. I would never have thought of using beads as hangers, so pretty.

Little Birdie Blessings said...

lovely hearts. Thanks for the tutorial. ~ Abby

Laurie Bynum said...

What a sweet and dear project! I love that you can hang them and the beads sure add a special touch!

Rox said...

I love the color, and the beads add the perfect touch. I hate sewing...I wonder if gluing them together would work? :)

Thanks for the tutorial!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

So pretty!!

Kate M said...

These are absolutely beautiful!
I love the beads for hanging them - they look so classy.
I bought some wooden heart wall hangings and I am trying to decide what to do with these.
Hugs
Kate
xx

Conniecrafter said...

these are so sweet, love your beading on them, great idea to top a gift with!

Jessica @ A Humble Creation said...

Hi Stephanie,
Thank you for linking up your beautiful hearts at A Humble Creation! And thanks for the encouraging verse and tutorial. This is such a lovely project!

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Claire TheRusticPig said...

Stephanie,
I love everything you make!! These are gorgeous!!!! Beautiful!!!! Hugs!!!

Sherry Clarke said...

They're darling! I would love these hanging in my house. I hope I have some good scraps that I could use to make some...hmmm...

Thanks for the inspiration!

sew sweet vintage said...

Love this look!!!! I pinned to remember:) Swing by
http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/01/sweet-heart-pillow-upcycle.html

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Those sweet hearts are beautiful,
well done.........
Blessings, Nelie

Shannon Barefoot said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing at The Weekly Creative link party!

Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

Sarah Louise said...

I love these, so pretty! I am new to sewing and really struggle to sew up gaps neatly! Thanks for sharing this, I am your newest follower, looking forward to reading more. :o))

Sarah

http://www.lookingasuare.blogspot.co.uk

Debi @ Adorned From Above said...

These came out so pretty. I really love them. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
Nichi @ The Mandatory Mooch

M.J. Powell said...

I love your blog! You have so many great ideas! We are hosting our 1st link party. It is live today!! We would love for you to come and join the party!!
Thanks,
thebusybhive.blogspot.com
Joye & Myrna @ The Busy Bee's

Kathy Moody said...

Stephanie, your hearts are so pretty! I love them. You did a great job. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week!! Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend. :)

Hugs
Kathy

Marti Cooper said...

They are adorable!! I love how you used beads to hang them with, so pretty and clever!! Thanks so much for linking them up at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase!!

HUGS,
Marti

Karen at Bargain-ista.com said...

Ooooh! These are so pretty! Love the jeweled neckline - it reminds me of a dress I have :)

Jessica @ A Humble Creation said...

Stephanie,
Your beautiful hearts were featured at A Humble Creation. Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us!

http://www.ahumblecreation.com/2013/01/monday-makeover-party-giveaway-winner.html

Jann Olson said...

Hi Stefanie, Your hearts turned out beautifully! Thanks for sharing a little Love at SYC!
hugs,
Jann

Tulip TrueAim said...

Those are gorgeous handmade hearts! Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library.

Shona Wood said...

These are so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing :)

I'm a new follower and am really inspired by your creativity

Shushkat

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