I'm not sure if any of you have started banner wreaths, but I thought I'd modify my Valentines Ruffle Banner for my wreath, and share the how-to.
To simplify things, I didn't add ruffles to these hearts, but used the easier method I showed, utilizing your pinking shears. Let's begin, shall we?
For this project, you'll need:
- Chosen scraps of Valentines type fabrics
- Iron-on interfacing
- Matching thread
- 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
- Pinking shears
- Sewing tools, including scissors, machine, iron and ironing board.
- The template, which I'm providing HERE.
Step one. Cut out the hearts and interfacing.
Step two. Apply the interfacing to one heart from each pair.
Put each heart pair back together, wrong sides together and press. Be sure the pinking cuts match up.
Step three. Sew the hearts together.
Sew around the perimeter of each heart, using a 1/4" seam.
Step four. Mark and sew the buttonholes.
Using the template provided, mark the location of the buttonholes. It is not my intention to give a tutorial to sew button holes, but I'll refer you to Dana's tutorial if buttonholes are a bit intimidating for you.
Carefully open each buttonhole.
I prefer to do this with my seam ripper.
Step five. Thread the hearts onto the ribbon, and onto the wreath.
I started with just a few hearts on the ribbon, and then started threading through my wreath.
There is a front and back side, so I threaded one part of the wreath with hearts, and then looped the ribbon into the opposite side and then added the remainder of the hearts.
Tie off the ribbon to secure in place. After having the wreath on my door a few days, the hearts shifted more than I'd like. To remedy the situation, I added a few dots of fabric glue on each side of the heart between the heart and ribbon.
Now the wreath is ready for it's rightful place on the door.
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