How to Make a Ribbon Weave Heart

Make this lovely heart in ribbonwork using a plain weave

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How to Make a Ribbon Weave Heart
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Gather supplies

Gather supplies

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Pin the vilene to the board , shiny side up . Lay the ribbons down side by side , alternating colours. Pin in place at top only , tilting the pins away.

Pin the vilene to the board , shiny side up . Lay the ribbons down side by side , alternating colours. Pin in place at top only , tilting the pins away.

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Continue in sequence until the vilene is covered

Continue in sequence until the vilene is covered

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Lay the next ribbon across, pin in place at both ends

Lay the next ribbon across, pin in place at both ends

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Pull out every white vertical ribbon with a pin , over the horizontal ribbon

Pull out every white vertical ribbon with a pin , over the horizontal ribbon

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Anchor the first row with a few pins . Lay the next vertical ribbon below the first and pin in place at an angle as shown

Anchor the first row with a few pins . Lay the next vertical ribbon below the first and pin in place at an angle as shown

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Pull out every pink vertical ribbon with a pin , over the 2nd horizontal ribbon. Then move the pin up to close the gap

Pull out every pink vertical ribbon with a pin , over the 2nd horizontal ribbon. Then move the pin up to close the gap

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Use a few pins to pull the horizontal ribbon up into place . Don't catch the vertical ribbons with these pins as this allows you to tug the horizontal ribbons to tighten the weave .

Use a few pins to pull the horizontal ribbon up into place . Don't catch the vertical ribbons with these pins as this allows you to tug the horizontal ribbons to tighten the weave .

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Close up of pulling alternating ribbons with a pin

Close up of pulling alternating ribbons with a pin

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Continue laying alternating colours across

Continue laying alternating colours across

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And move the same pins down the board as you go , leaving the first row anchored.

And move the same pins down the board as you go , leaving the first row anchored.

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Moving the same pins down the board

Moving the same pins down the board

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Continue until the vilene is covered

Continue until the vilene is covered

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Finished weave

Finished weave

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Cover with a cloth and iron in place , one side at a time.

Cover with a cloth and iron in place , one side at a time.

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Hold the ribbons firmly as you extract the pins , one side at a time

Hold the ribbons firmly as you extract the pins , one side at a time

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Iron the reverse side as well

Iron the reverse side as well

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Place your  template on the vilene and draw around it

Place your template on the vilene and draw around it

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Drawn shape . You decide if you want it straight as shown or you could angle it

Drawn shape . You decide if you want it straight as shown or you could angle it

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Cut out 2 pieces of 6" X 4.5" out of matching fabric . Turn under a hem on one long side of each piece . Sew a strip of Velcro on each hem ( optional)

Cut out 2 pieces of 6" X 4.5" out of matching fabric . Turn under a hem on one long side of each piece . Sew a strip of Velcro on each hem ( optional)

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Close Velcro if using. If not pin in place from wrong side .

Close Velcro if using. If not pin in place from wrong side .

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Pin back and front right sides together and sew around drawn shape

Pin back and front right sides together and sew around drawn shape

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Trim and turn right side out

Trim and turn right side out

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Sew optional daisy trim around outer edge of heart

Sew optional daisy trim around outer edge of heart

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Sew daisy trim across one section of back as shown

Sew daisy trim across one section of back as shown

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Sew a bow and finish with one daisy. Sew to the front of the heart .

Sew a bow and finish with one daisy. Sew to the front of the heart .

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Daisy trim across the back

Daisy trim across the back

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Tread 2 lengths of ribbon through a needle with a large eye to make a loop at the top of the heart, knotting on the inside. Stuff with wadding and slip stitch the back opening closed. FINISHED HEART

Tread 2 lengths of ribbon through a needle with a large eye to make a loop at the top of the heart, knotting on the inside. Stuff with wadding and slip stitch the back opening closed. FINISHED HEART

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