||First you will need to
fabrics. To do so save your extra tea and coffee. Soak fabric and
lace in tea or coffee until its the primitive color or stain you like.
Then wash and dry your fabric. Press your fabric nice and flat. You can also use Rite Dye tan color to get
the same effect. Just follow the directions on the bottle.
Now let's make a heart pattern. Take an
8.5"X11" piece of computer paper and fold the long ends together. Draw a
half of a heart as shown.
||Cut out your heart pattern.
Open pattern and draw two lines to divide heart as shown.
||Cut the lines. You now have 3
heart pattern pieces.
||From each pattern piece pin and cut two pieces
of fabric from different prints.
||Now let's sew the pieces of
the heart together.
Place one of the top and
middle section of heart pieces PRETTY SIDES TOGETHER at the center seam. Pin.
Stitch using the pressure foot as your guide.
Do the same to the bottom and middle
||Press seams nice and flat. Now
you have a full heart with three different prints of fabric. Do the same
for the back of the heart with the other three pieces/sections of the
Pin lace to seam where the top and middle
section met. Stitch in place.
||Attach the lace at the lower
seam where the bottom and middle heart meet in the same manner.
||Place hearts pretty sides
together and pin around outer edge. Leave a 3" opening on one side of
heart indicated where the pin is in the photo. Stitch around heart
the pressure foot as your guide.
||Turn heart pretty side out.
Gently poke out heart point.
Stuff the heart and hand sew the opening
||(Optional) To have your
tea-stained lace heart look more vintage, attach an old looking or antique earring,
pin, broach, or hair clip to your tea-stained heart.