I enjoyed picking through my vintage and antique lace stash the other day so I decided to make something else that I could use the damaged pieces for.
The intact pieces I set aside to make more pillows like this one.
But, the damaged pieces are perfect for these vintage hearts.
I just made a heart pattern from cardboard, traced it onto some striped fabric, cut it out and sewed around the edge…leaving a hole for some fiberfill…
Here it is before stuffing so you can see the long, pointy shape I made.
I stuffed it firmly, sewed it closed and then aged it a bit by painting on a mixture of coffee and glue.
The coffee darkens it and the glue stiffens it.
I don’t have proportions for you but there are recipes all over the web.
Once it was dry, I glued on some pieces of lace.
I added a vintage button to these two
They turned out very nicely and it wasn’t a long project at all!