Thursday, 1 March 2012

Sewing School // Love Heart Bunting Chains

Hello Sweets,

Can you believe it's March already? A little DIY today for adding something fresh to your home in time for Spring...

Bunting is a fab way to add a touch of rustic charm to your home & you may have noticed from the
Twee Towers Tour, that we love hanging it around our abode, but it doesn't have to be restricted to the usual flag shape! This week, we've been making love heart bunting chains to decorate small areas that looked like they needed a bit more love. If you're like us and have boxes upon boxes of paper and fabric scraps that you can't seem to throw away, this DIY is absolutely perfect for putting it all to good use!

You will need:

Paper scraps
Cookie Cutters (or anything else you'd like to use as a stencil!)
Sewing Machine and thread

1. First of all choose a selection of papers in your chosen colour scheme and using the cookie cutters, trace around the heart shapes. The quantity will depend on the size of the space that you have to hang the bunting!

We went for card painted in a dusty blue, doilies for a lace effect and an atlas print!

2. Cut out your hearts!

3. Then it's time to get sewing! Line up your first heart in the machine, face down and sew left to right across the top. Between each heart, keep sewing for a couple of cm's before introducing the next heart to create your chain. When you're finished you should have a wonderful chain of heart bunting! (ps. apologies for the rubbish lighting, we're night owls and Twee Towers needs more lamps!)

4. You can either pin straight on to the wall or sew a bit of ribbon into a loop on either side of the chain to aid hanging! Pretty!

Much love,
L&R xx

1 comment:

Becky said...

Oh, those look so adorable! They are just darling!


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