Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Making a Scented Heart

I thought it was about time for another tutorial, this time it's on making a very simple scented heart. These lovely hearts are very easy to make and can be made by hand if you don't have access to a sewing machine. They are simple enough for a child to make and would be a lovely gift for them to give to a friend or female relative.

First, you need to cut out your heart shapes, they do not need to be a perfect heart shape, you can draw a freehand heart....sometimes the quirkier the better!

Next place wrongs sides together and sew all round about 1cm from the edge making sure to leave a gap so that you can fill with wadding. At the beginning and the end sew back and forth a couple of times to make sure the stitching doesn't come undone. Also if you are adding a hanging loop you can sew it in at this stage.

Now fill your heart, I have used polyester wadding. For the fragrance you can add some dried lavender or you can sprinkle a few drops of Essential Lavender Oil on a small piece of felt and place in the centre of the heart.

Now carefully sew up the gap making sure that none of the filling escapes.

If you want you can use pinking shears to give a decorative edge to the fabric, this will also help stop it fraying as much. It might be a good idea to do this before sewing the fabric pieces together otherwise you may snip off the loop! Your scented heart is now ready for use or if you want you can sew on  buttons and or bows. 

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely little heart! I like the tip for adding scent - I was wondering how to do that.

    Something I've found useful as a pattern for things like this (hearts to sew on teddy bears' bellies) is to download a font that's heart pictures. Then you can put the font size on the size you want, choose the heart you want and print it off. Instant pattern!