These fun double sided hanging hearts go together SO FAST and there's no sewing involved, thanks to the great products from Fairfield. (FYI: Fairfield provided the Stick interlining used and compensates me to share ideas using their products. The fabric used and all opinions and ideas expressed are my own. My job writing for them is easy because their stuff rocks and I get to give fun things to my kid's classroom.)
That got our minds working about how we could help her out. We settled on making a Conversation Heart "LUV 2 READ" Pillow, with the Peanuts fabric on the back, since she's an awesome reading teacher AND she loves the Peanuts characters. (I just love to indulge people's fandoms, don' you!?!)
We still had plenty of fabric left over, though, which led to these heart hangers. It probably took me about half an hour to make about a dozen of them. And now that they're made, they'll last SO much longer than if I'd made them out of paper.
Skill Level: Beginner
- 2 Coordinating Fat Quarters or lots of scraps.
- 1/2 yard of STIFFEN interlining by Fairfield.
- 1/2 yard of paper backed fusible web or Stick Interlining by Fairfield
- Medium to large needle
We're basically going to be making one big sandwich where we layer one fabric, the stiffen, fusible web, and our second fabric.
The Stiffen has one side that is already fusible, so start by ironing your first fabric onto the fusible side of the stiffen. (The fusible side is the side that feels kinda scratchy to the touch.)
Then iron a sheet of paper-backed fusible web onto the other side of the Stiffen.
Trace heart shapes onto the paper backing.
Cut out. You'll want to use some sturdy scissors for this. Cutting stiffen is a little like cutting a light-weight cardboard.
Peel off the paper backing.
Iron the hearts to the BACK side of your second fabric. Because the Stiffen is so thick, it worked best for me to slip the heart under the fabric, and iron the fabric from the top side, so the heat could reach the fusible web easier.
Cut out your hearts out again.
Use a needle to pull a thread through the top of the heart. Tie a knot to make a loop. I made the loops different lengths, so some hearts would hang down farther than others.
I also made some smaller hearts and hung those from the bottom tips of larger hearts to add some variety.
Super fast, and a fun Valentine's addition to the classroom.