Is plaid still all the rage? Last time I checked…yes it is. I made this DIY plaid Christmas garland for my sister-in-law to display during the winter season. Her northwoods resort is the perfect setting for flannel and plaid holiday decorations.
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The slight puffiness of the hearts gives this plaid holiday garland some weight and dimension.
- plaid flannel fabric
- heart stencil (I’ve included a free PDF download of the heart I used. See below.)
- coordinating fabric strips or ribbon
- pillow stuffing (I used Poly-Fil from JoAnn Fabrics)
Plaid Christmas Garland Free Download
How to make a Plaid Christmas Garland
Print out the supplied PDF and cut out a heart. Fold your fabric in half or layer two pieces so you’re cutting two hearts at a time.
Trace the heart pattern several times onto your fabric. Vary the direction of the flannel pattern in the hearts.
Cut out the hearts keeping the two layers of fabric together. This will insure the front and back of the heart pieces match perfectly.
If using strips of fabric for your flannel heart garland, cut 6″ x 1/2″ strips. If using ribbon, cut 6″ pieces.
Fold a strip of fabric or ribbon and place in between to plaid heart layers. Make sure the fabric strip or ribbon is at least 1/2″ into middle of the flannel heart. Pin in place.
Begin sewing the flannel heart pieces together starting at the bottom point of the heart. Sew all the way round until there is approximately a 1″ opening.
Grab a small amount of filling and stuff into the heart. This should be just enough stuffing to make the flannel heart fill out.
Finish sewing the heart closed either by hand or on your sewing machine. Repeat with all hearts.
I cut several 1/2″ wide strips of fabric and tied together to create the garland. Several knots along the garland were added for the flannel hearts to catch on.
Slide the flannel hearts onto your garland. Create loops on both ends for hanging.
This flannel heart garland is so easy to make and looks great adorned on a Christmas tree or holiday mantel.
Did you try this plaid christmas garland sewing project? Send me a picture, I’d love to see it. :)