I posted this string of hearts and had a couple of requests
on a how to. This is so simple to do.
First you rip some pages out of an old book. I found a couple the pages had yellowed it is a great look. I used cookie cutters trace
Any size you want.
I did several pages at once and I could fit more than one heart on a page.
Now you have a stack of these. On to the sewing machine!
I tried to do stacks of 3 hearts. Now don't fret if you get a stack of 4 in the end not that noticeable.
I start right in the middle and try for the point or as close to as possible. Then you have the next stack of hearts to go under the pressure foot before the first heart is completely through. So you get the couple of little loops of thread holding it together to make a string do not cut the string until you run out of hearts or it is as long as you want. A side note I did not have an issue with unraveling on the ends I never backed stitch.
So I hung them up and folded the hearts backwards so they are 3D.
When I hung mine I put a hole punch on the top heart and used one of the hole reinforces to make sure it would not rip.
I did the dragonflies the same way down the center but I also think I could have done them through the wings to make a string to put on the mantle.
I you have any questions let me know.
Another cold day but at least the sun was shining