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Beginners Handmade Fabric Heart

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Beginners Handmade Fabric Heart
Swap Coordinator:deanie (contact)
Swap categories: Fabric  Handmade 
Number of people in swap:21
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:December 31, 2014
Date items must be sent by:January 29, 2015
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

This swap is all about easy and fun sewing (machine or by hand).

You will have one swap partner for whom you will sew a fabric heart, not bigger then 4 inches (about 10 cm). You can use regular fabric or felt. Some ideas to add: a ribbon for hanging, embellish it, stuff it, scent it....get creative as long as it is fun to get. Just remember that this is for those of us beginners when it comes to sewing. Do your best to make something cute and lovely your partner will be proud to use as a decoration for Valentine's day or every day decorating.

Do a Pinterest search for "fabric heart" or "felt heart" for ideas and tutorials.

This swap is for newbies with a filled out profile and it is INTERNATIONAL. Rated 4.90 and up.

Any ideas? Any Questions? Please pm me.

Discussion

ThriftyOne 12/13/2014 #

How much in postage would a swap like this cost? That is if it were being sent from USA to ? I realize it isn't exact, but I was hoping to get the "price range" I like this swap idea, but I really don't want to spend a lot on shipping something like this. Thanks for any guidance.

deanie 12/17/2014 #

Hi there, if you use a padded envelope I would guess around $5.

deanie 12/23/2014 #

I just mailed 2 pairs of earrings to Lithuania and it was $6.50 so it definitely depends on the country. I'm going to guess it'll be more like $10ish for shipping internationally.

RETIREDARTGAL 12/25/2014 #

If you keep it a thin heart under 1/2" thick (as in flat & quilted ) and in a regular 5x7 un-padded envelope, from Canada at least, it would cost around $2.50 - 4 to send to the USA (by my experience)....here they go by weight and the length and width and thickness of the envelope. No need for a padded envelope unless you add hard items such as beads or buttons.

RETIREDARTGAL 12/25/2014 #

Un-scented for me please! thank you

Minxy1964 12/26/2014 #

Just spent a very enjoyable Boxing Day afternoon making mine. Unscented, so should suit anyone x

deanie 12/28/2014 #

Thanks for the info @retiredartgal Yay @Minxy1964 I plan to make mine New Years day :)

sakura15 12/28/2014 #

I have made mine today. It look a long time to get the hang of the stitches and things I was trying to do, but either I am a perfectionist or it truly is... It's not very impressive. :'(

Minxy1964 12/29/2014 #

Sakura15, the fact that you took the time to make it would be enough to impress me! I'm sure it looks fab. Xx

sakura15 12/30/2014 #

Thanks Minxy1964 ^_^

deanie 12/31/2014 #

I hope everyone will share pictures of what they receive!

amyjo 01/ 3/2015 #

Would love to share a picture just don't know how/where to share it on this site. I did post it to my pinterest account though

Minxy1964 01/ 5/2015 #

I did the same as you, amyjo, for the same reason. I am on Pinterest under my real name Lynda Kirkpatrick, if you want to have a look........ ;-) x

deanie 01/ 9/2015 #

Are you able to post a link to the Pinterest pin? I'm dying to see them! I'll work on posting a link to my pic as well tonight. Thanks all!

sakura15 01/11/2015 #

Can we have some sort of pinterest group or somewhere were we can all see them ;)

deanie 01/20/2015 #

Hi @Sakura15 and everyone. I created a group called Beginners Crafts and created a Flickr photo share site as well at https://www.flickr.com/groups/beginnerscrafts. Please consider joining the group and sharing your completed hearts in the Flickr site. I hope everyone is having fun and thanks for participating!

sakura15 01/27/2015 #

Yay, thanks Deanie! Will definitely check it out. Perhaps email all the participants incase they didn't see?

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