Thursday, January 14, 2010

Framed Ruffly Heart Tutorial

In an effort to start marking things off my project list, I made this framed ruffly heart.
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And lucky you, I'll show you how :)
Gather your supplies, you'll need
1. Fabric
2. Frame
3. Felt
4. Glue gun and scissors
5. Sewing machine to make your ruffle

Let's begin :)
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Start by taking your fabric and ripping two strips, mine were about an inch wide.  Just make a little snip in the fabric and then rip it all the way down.  Then sew together to make one really long strip.  Run that long strip through your machine to make a ruffle (high tension, long length), about 1/4 inch from one edge. Put your sewing machine away, we're done with it.

Cut your felt background piece to size by using the frame backing as a guide.  Draw a heart on this to give you guidance on your shape.  (Alternately, if I had to do it again, I would cut a pink heart now and glue that on as my guide, instead of framing my heart at the end with the pink heart, you'll see what I mean)
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Starting in the center, working in the round, glue down.
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You'll see I'm gluing the 1/4 inch edge, just enough to hold it, about every inch or so.
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After a couple times around its taking shape.  Just use your heart as a guide (awww, sweet)
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At the top valley, glue it to the previous ruffle, drawing it down to help create the valley.  Make sense?
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I finished mine off by framing it with a pink felt heart.
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LOVE IT! 
 I honestly think this is my first ever Valentine's decoration.  How pathetic am I!?  Wait don't answer that.

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11 comments:

  1. so cute! come back tomorrow and link it to our valentine party!

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  2. Adorable! I love ruffly things.

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  3. I love me a ruffly heart!!! I'm featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com in the next couple of days!

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  4. Very pretty!! I blogged your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-framed-ruffle-heart-for-valentines-decor/2010/01/16/

    --Anne

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  5. Thanks for the tutorial! I think this is just lovely!

    I just featured you on my blog. Please stop by and grab the I was featured button!

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  6. Thanks for the tutorial, it's really lovely!

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  7. How is it that you only have 13 followers?! You're amazing! Love your ideas and I can't wait to copy some of them :)

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  8. This is adorable. I am featuring it today over at Trendy Treehouse. I love this and will have to do this with my kids. It would make a great gift too.

    www.thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com

    Don't forget to grab your featured button!

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  9. such a great simple idea! thanks for sharing...

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  10. I just LOVE this! I really am going to give the ruffle thing another try. Every time I pop the thread when I go to pull.

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