Please don’t cut up anything for the sake of it. Make sure it is completely beyond repair or already has been cut up. There are sites on ebay that sell pieces of Welsh Blanket to make craft projects with. It doesn’t have to be a Welsh blanket anything will do really, an old shrunken woollen jumper or an old bit of fleece blanket, the choice is yours…
There are two ways to make this heart with the stitching showing (FOLLOW B) or without the stitching showing (FOLLOW A). Personally I prefer the stitching showing but you decide??!!
You will need:
Scissors, Small piece of Blanket, Toy filling, Darning needle, Embroidery thread, Heart stencil.
1: A and B Draw around your heart stencil and cut out two heart shapes.
2: A Right sides in pin your heart together remembering to leave a gap to turn inside out and for filling
B: Right sides out pin your heart together remembering to leave a gap for filling.
3: A Sew around the (heart hand sew or sewing machine) remembering to leave a gap for turning right way around and filling.
B: Blanket stitch around the heart remembering to leave a gap for filling.
4: A Turn the heart right side out and fill to give this heart some life.
B: Just fill the heart through the gap.
5: A and B Hand sew to close the gap you used to fill the heart.
6: A and B Choose your ribbon and sew it into place at the centre top of the heart! add a button or two if you want and hang and admire!! You may want to sew the buttons on first (before sewing anything) but I did it last as it made a nice dimple effect in the centre of the heart