January 28, 2013

Shabby Fabric Heart...Fourteen days of Crafting!

Some day's crafting is fun and some day's crafting is really fun.....This was a really fun day making these 

Shabby Valentine Hearts!



I'm joining the fun at the 14 Days of Crafting Party at JoJo & Eloise (Formerly known as Prince "Ruby Jean")


I love vintage linen but, often end up with pieces that are stained or have holes.   I never throw the linen out when there is still some good parts left.


Now, Here's the cliff notes on making these Shabby Hearts 

Use vintage fabric
Cut two heart shaped pieces of fabric
Sew together right sides out
Clip the edges
Throw in the washer and dryer
Stuff and Embellish


For those of you that would like a little more detail.....

Cut a heart out of card stock for a pattern, cut a 4 inch loop of fabric for hanging, and 2 pieces of heart shaped fabric


Sew together right side out leaving an area open for stuffing.  I used a 1/2 seam on the puppy, but found that was to wide, I got more shabbiness with a regular 5/8 inch seam.


Now cut little slits in the side, if you cut the slits to far apart your pillow will look like a 70's vest...Said "A girl from the 70's!"

To wide a slits and it will end up looking like this...Not bad


But, if you cut the slits close together, it will look nice and shabby like this


The magic shabbiness really happens when you throw the heart in the Washer and Dryer...It won't work if you just wet it and throw it in the dryer...Ask me how I know!

Then stuff it with fiberfill, sew the opening closed, and embellish


Hurry over to visit Angelina at JoJo & Eloise where you will see adorable Valentine craft's for Fourteen days!

Angelina's son is in the hospital, so I know she would appreciate your prayers and support.  I think we should send her 14 days of LOVE


And please visit these wonderful blogs that have joined in the 14 days of crafting fun!



Happy Creating!
Carol

55 comments:

Phyllis @Around the House said...

So SO sweet and creative, love the little heart with the bear and the one with the rhinestone pin, pretty

Mariella Kennedy said...

Geeee !! I would love to have some old fashioned linen ... !!! I will see if I see any at the second hand shop or at my mother in law's!
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Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love these! I am so going to make some. Thanks for the inspiration!

sissie said...

Carol, these are so sweet. You always amaze me with your talent and creativity. I am so copying these!
Whenever I put heart pillows in our booth they sell right away. Guess our customers can't resist pretty hearts. I love it.

hugs
Sissie

FabShabbyRoses said...

AHHHH these are so pretty! I love them!

Dina said...

Carol, Thank you for the wash and dry hint! I wasn't really happy with mine and I guess wash and dry was all that was needed.
I really like the one with the small slits!! It's so gorgeous!
Much love, Dina

Karen B. said...

Thank you for sharing these very neat little hearts! They are so lovely!
hugs
Karen B. Todolwen

Debbiedoo's said...

Those are darling. I am finding crafting to be so much fun. Who would think, if you recall I really stunk, now I am mediocre, and by next year I will be advanced:)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

These are so pretty, Carol! Love the clipping idea. I have a quilt I want to try and you do the same type of thing to it to get that look.

Old Time Cindy said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing!
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Donna said...

Your hearts are just gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing a great tutorial, too! Love that sweet little puppy, and all of the beautiful embellishments you used! I'd love to try this myself!!

Lorena Wheeler said...

Super Darling! I have always loved anything hearts!
Be blessed,
Lorena

Desiree Siegel said...

This just might be the boost I need to get out my sewing machine. Love them!!! Thank you for sharing.

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet! I love them.

cheri hage said...

Love this look :)
FYI: In your "Cliff notes" you specified "right sides together" but it requires wrong sides together for this edging.

Kelly_Deal said...

Gorgeous hearts!

Mad Maine said...

Can I please be an intern in your craft shop? I am so in awe over how you rescue all sweet things.

JoJoand Eloise said...

Oh Auntie Carol, these are BEYOND beautiful!!! I love how you displayed them as well. These certainly have a heirloom quality about them. I am thinking the one with the flowers on it is my favorite.. : ) So be sure to put that one in the cabinet I will be getting at the reading of your will LOL!!!
xo
Angelina

Createology said...

Beautiful and elegant and shabby all at the same lacilicious lovely moment. I adore these and how you describe making them. Thank you dear. I shall be visiting 14 days of love. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love these Carol. I can really see the difference between the wide cuts and the small cuts. As always, I really appreciate your tutorials.

harrahx2 said...

So cute. Older linens are so hard to find now!

NanaDiana said...

Carol-Those are absolutely beautiful and I just may have to copy some of those ideas. GREAT job!!!! xo Diana

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Your fabric lace hearts are so pretty Carol.

A Paris Flea said...

Carol, these little hearts are just way cute!!! I think I'll try making these~~~because like you, I have old tattered linens and embroidered pieces that I've been saving. Thanks for the idea.

happiness, Mickie

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

LOVE these-especially the puppy!

Do you know, I don't even own any fiberfill- that's how bad I am at sewing but maybe i could make these! It's cutting or sewing a strait line that is hard for me.

"Said a girl from the 70's." HEE-HEE!

lynn said...

just plain darling, carol! i have some fabric and will try a heart--tfs:)

Gina said...

Oh Carol, these are beautiful! I love them!

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Looks like we were both thinking hearts. I have some vintage pieces I need to use up. You should have posted this before I made my hearts!
I don't want to make more now!!

hopeandjoyhome said...

Gorgeous Carol! Fab job. I love heart shapes and old linens so this is a win -win!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Look at the lovely hearts!! You are always making pretty treasures! Love them!
Warmly,
deb

20 North Ora said...

I love anything made out of vintage linens. Thanks for sharing your precious hearts.

Judy

Susan Erb said...

Love these! My favorite things - vintage linens, rhinestones and hearts! And fourteen days of crafting...for Valentine's Day, my favorite holiday. Thanks for doing this all for me - lol.

Just beautiful as usual, Carol,

Sue

Iprefervintage said...

Very nice. You could also fill them with lavender.

You really offer a lot of inspiration. Thank you.

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

I so envy you your vintage fabric 'scraps'! They're actually like little treasures. And such a gorgeous project you created with them!

sammysgrammy said...

Makes my ♥ flutter........

Connie said...

This post just takes my breath-away . . . BEAUTIFUL :)
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Little Miss Maggie said...

So pretty, Carol. Really really sweet.

Lisa said...

These are so gorgeous!I love visiting your blog! There's always some fantastic eye candy! I especially love how you are so willing to share what you've done. :) Will visit again soon! Have a great week!

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

Carol,

Wow! Your hearts are so, so beautiful! Every detail is perfect. So delighted to be a part of this creative party with you!

Jenn/Rook No. 17

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

These are just beautiful!

Heart Vintage Design said...

Another great idea!

Decora Adora said...

So SO sweet and creative, love the little heart with the bear and the one with the rhinestone pin, pretty
Angelica

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Oh those are too cute! I've got some vintage linens that have "bad" spots on them and this just may be the craft project I need.

Holly Lefevre said...

I am a sucker for vintage linens. I just scooped a bunch up...think I need to make hearts. My daughter has vintage quilted hearts in her room (she stole them for me)...these are gorgeous!

Debbie said...

The stuff you can come up with in that head of yours! I love them and kept changing my mind as to a favorite one. I grinned at your comparison to the 70s vest with the edging. I get it.

Kelley Dibble said...

Oh, how precious! So fun, so quick, so adorable!

Thanks,
Kelley~

Bonnie Jobe said...

Love them, Carol!!! I'm digging around my sewing rooms today so I might uncover some of those linens!!! Yay!

Laurel Stephens said...

Oh my GOSH! I don't think anyone adds to my thrift shopping list more than you with your fantastic ideas. At the top of my list now: adorable vintage fabrics. That little doggie just tugs at my heartstrings!

Perfectly Printed said...

These are really cute! Love the shabby look!

chris

Katherine Wolak said...

Oh Carol, you did it again!!! :D Absolutely stunning work! I love every little detail to pieces!!!

Hugs,

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a pretty collection of hearts. Such a great use for vintage lines.

We are so excited to be part of the Valentines Craft party.

malia said...

Hi Carol, Just popping over for 14 Days... what absolutely fetching hearts! Gorgeous! xoxo

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carol, These sweet hearts are just so darn cute!!

Thanks for sharing!!

hugs,
Debbie

Annesphamily said...

I am loving all these different hearts here! You are a creative talent and I so enjoy stopping by! Hugs Anne

Rhissanna said...

Thank you so much for this. Very inspiring! I'm going to see if I can make some shabby rabbits!