Pin the vilene to the board , shiny side up . Lay the ribbons down side by side , alternating colours. Pin in place at top only , tilting the pins away.
Continue in sequence until the vilene is covered
Lay the next ribbon across, pin in place at both ends
Pull out every white vertical ribbon with a pin , over the horizontal ribbon
Anchor the first row with a few pins . Lay the next vertical ribbon below the first and pin in place at an angle as shown
Pull out every pink vertical ribbon with a pin , over the 2nd horizontal ribbon. Then move the pin up to close the gap
Use a few pins to pull the horizontal ribbon up into place . Don't catch the vertical ribbons with these pins as this allows you to tug the horizontal ribbons to tighten the weave .
Close up of pulling alternating ribbons with a pin
Continue laying alternating colours across
And move the same pins down the board as you go , leaving the first row anchored.
Moving the same pins down the board
Continue until the vilene is covered
Cover with a cloth and iron in place , one side at a time.
Hold the ribbons firmly as you extract the pins , one side at a time
Iron the reverse side as well
Place your template on the vilene and draw around it
Drawn shape . You decide if you want it straight as shown or you could angle it
Cut out 2 pieces of 6" X 4.5" out of matching fabric . Turn under a hem on one long side of each piece . Sew a strip of Velcro on each hem ( optional)
Close Velcro if using. If not pin in place from wrong side .
Pin back and front right sides together and sew around drawn shape
Trim and turn right side out
Sew optional daisy trim around outer edge of heart
Sew daisy trim across one section of back as shown
Sew a bow and finish with one daisy. Sew to the front of the heart .
Daisy trim across the back
Tread 2 lengths of ribbon through a needle with a large eye to make a loop at the top of the heart, knotting on the inside. Stuff with wadding and slip stitch the back opening closed. FINISHED HEART
- 5" square iron on vilene
- 4.6m 3mm ribbon x 2 colours
- Matching fabric
- Daisy braid ( optional )
- Foam board
- Pearl head pins
- Heart template
- Needles & thread