Woven Heart Baskets
Pattern originally published by Minnesota Fabrics
1/4 yard material A -Suggested plaid taffeta or cotton
1/4 yard material B - Suggested solid broadcloth
3/4 yard fusible webbing
1-1 1/2 yards of ribbon
Tacky glue or needle and thread
pattern template items
Fold material A in half crosswise. Press. Cut fusible webbing to fit inside the fabric layers. Fuse.
(basically you are reinforcing the fabric into two layers to give more stability) Repeat for material B.
Trace pattern and cut out. (See end)
Cut six of each pattern from the materials. Fray check edges.
Fold each pattern piece in half crosswise (hamburger fold) and press. Figure 1.
Lightly mark with tailors chalk slash marks. cut on lines with pinking shears. Fray check edges.
Weave strips of fabric A with strips of Fabric B. Straighten out weaving by pulling fabric gently. Figure 2 and 3. (basically identical to the placemat weaving from elementary school classes)
Attach 9 inches of ribbon as handles at the inner points of the heart with either glue or needle and thread. Figure 4.
Fill with candy, etc and give as a valentine!
Pattern measures 3 inches across by 6 inches in length at greatest length. Figures beside pattern correlate to step 5, 8, and 10.