Step 11: Prepare and sew the canvas frame.

Alright, now is time to prepare the canvas inflation tube for sewing.

First pin the 22" x 216" canvas strip (or equivalent) flatly around the edge of the heart that doesn't have handles on it. Also! Make sure that the part of the valve that you blow into is laying flatly on top of the part of the canvas heart that doesn't have handles. Sew one inch in from the border around the edge of the heart. Once it is sewn, lift the strip up and see if it looks three-dimensional with the handles and the part of the valve you don't blow into on the outside (see secondary image).

If you checked the secondary image you will notice that the strip attached all the way around the border of the heart is not closed on each end. Lay the ends of the strip flatly together and sew them in a manner so that the excess fabric of both ends is facing outwards. Cut any extra fabric that extends more than one inch away from the seam.

The last step now is to repeat sewing the other heart to the canvas border in the same manner as the first. The only difference this time is to not sew completely around the heart. Leave an open gap of about one foot (or large enough to pass your arm through). And don't forget to make sure that the handles are facing towards the outside of the heart frame.
Thanks for the instructable. I have a home health client in a wheelchair. She uses inflatable latex cushions (&quot;Roho&quot; brand) which only last about 2 years before springing leaks. They are like innertubes but bike shops, etc., won't touch them. (&quot;It won't work, just trust me on this.&quot;) <br>How much air pressure do you think this technique would endure? <br> I still have to take my tire gauge and check how full the cushion is when she is sitting on it. <br> <br>Thanks.
just about how long does it take to make this?<br>
It took about 2 -3 weeks and a lot of work if I remember correctly.
love it!<br />
you could make a good couch
Ok, so a year after originally posted-so is the love seat and recipient still going strong? Hope so...
Aauw...it's a real loveseat! That is really sweet. Nice Job!
How did she like it?
Wonderful, it is creative from every aspect of it. You could make and sell these you know! okay, maybe it was a labor of 'love'.... don't want to go commercial. Love it!
Great! Last picture shows how cool it is! ;) what about beanbag?
Dude, Crazy.... Great work!
This is one hell of a Valentine's Day gift. The hard work, the care and the devotion just warm my heart. Nice job randofo!
Congrats! Looks great.
this is the best v-day instructable i've seen so far, nice!
I hope this wins the valentines contest, its way too awesome. P.S. This project might also make a pretty nifty Giant beanbag,(that is, if you cared to hassle with those pesky styrofoam beans). Perhaps as an alternative if you can't get it to inflate...?
Thats genius.... though i worry that it might start to eat people like the sofas in black books O_O

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