Easy sewing project on how to make fabric heart garland by using fabric scraps or charm quarter and cookie cutter.
A while ago, I made this paper garland for my daughter’s bedroom decor. She loves it so much. Now, we are going to make this DIY Valentine fabric heart garland that is perfect to use for any quick room decor around the house, especially bedroom and around the fireplace.
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I call February is the sweetest but busiest month of the year. It is not only a special Valentine’s day, but I also have several family members who have a birthday this month. Some of them even share the same date. Too fun! To make it easy, I always combine all birthdays in a day because it is too busy if I make a birthday party every other day that week.
Well, because there are two different occasions in a month, making this fabric garland is an easy craft to do for the quick decor. You only need fabric scraps if available, quilt batting or iron-on fusible fleece, pinking shears, and some basic sewing tools.
If fabric scraps are not available, you can get two sheets of fat quarter fabric with different prints, or charm pack fabric bundle. To get the heart shape, trace the cookie-cutter, or use this free heart template printable.
Instead of using regular scissors, use the pinking shears that also useful to prevent fraying on the fabric. The quilt batting is for adding weight instead of stuffing the heart fabric with cotton fill or polyester fill.
What You Need To Make Fabric Heart Garland
- 2 sheets of fat quarter fabric with different prints or 1 bundle of a charm pack or fabric scraps
- Heart shape cookie-cutter
- Heart shape template if you would like to use the paper template
- Quilt batting or iron-on fusible fleece like this one
- Pinking shears
- Baker twine/yarn/ribbon
- Disappeared ink fabric marker
- Ironing machine (optional)
- Sewing machine
Step By Step To Make Fabric Heart Garland Tutorial
The process is similar to these fabric ornaments. If you are using fat quarter fabric sheets, measure the quilt batting or iron-on fusible fleece as big as the size of the fabric.
If you are using scrap fabric, make sure there would be enough size to trace the heart template. You might want to cut the quilt batting into individual pieces the same or similar size to the scrap fabric or the charm pack.
- Sandwich the fabric and quilt batting together. The batting should be in between the wrong side of both fabric sheets. Pin it together.
- If you are using iron-on fusible fleece, you might want to attach it into one of the fabric sheets by pressing it with the ironing machine. Skip this process if you are using quilt batting.
- Trace the heart shape cookie-cutter or heart template on the fabric. Pin it.
- Sew along the marked line of each fabric heart.
- Use the pinking shears to cut each fabric heart just about 1/4 inch from the stitch.
- Cut the baker twine/yarn/ribbon, whichever you prefer to use, about 4 inches each.
- Pin the baker twine on top of the fabric heart close to the stitching line.
- Topstitch the baker twine/ribbon/yarn so it will attach to the fabric heart.
- Cut the baker twine/ribbon/yarn about 3′ long or as you desired to depend on where you are going to display the garland.
- Thread fabric hearts by looping the long piece of cut ribbon/twine.
- The fabric heart garland is ready to hang anywhere you want.
What Is The Fabric Heart Garland For
Here are four different ways to use the fabric heart garland.
Fabric Heart Garland For Bedroom Decor
It is probably the sweetest, quick, and inexpensive bedroom decor. Hang it on the wall where the headboard is, and make sure you use the tape that safe on the paint when you decide to remove it and change the decor later on.
Fabric Heart Garland For Birthday Decor
It doesn’t have to be for Valentine’s day only. You can use this garland for birthday decor. Match the garland color with ballons and all cutlery, and the party will be festive.
Fabric Heart Garland For Classroom Decor
You can add this easy to make garland into the classroom craft project. There’s always a little valentine’s party in the classroom when they exchange cards, candy, or chocolate. I usually pack some little treats for all my kid’s classmates and friends. I would imagine this garland would be sweet for the classroom decor.
Fabric Heart Garland For Mantel Decor
One way to add the sweetness of February air into the house, then display the fabric heart garland by the mantel for easy decor. When the occasion changes, then replace it with different decor.Turn these fabric scraps into this adorable heart garland for quick home decor! Click To Tweet
Other than garland, you can also use the individual fabric heart as an ornament or gift topper. Pair it with the fabric envelope to pack a little gift for your loved ones.
Here are some gift packaging ideas you can use if you are using a gift box. Then use the fabric heart ornament for the gift box topper.
- Red Accent Gift Wrapping Ideas
- Brown Paper For Gift Wrapping Ideas
- Easy Gift Wrapping Ideas Using Yarn
This garland is one of charm pack fabric crafts that also reusable over and over again. When you finish using the fabric garland for this year, then reuse it back again in the next years to come.