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Valentine Heart Pillow..

Smiles Everyone,

Today I finished my first Valentine’s project.

Since I love to sew I decided to  start with a pillow. This pillow could easily be done without sewing.

valentine fabric

This is the fabric I had in my stash pile.  For the body of the pillow I used white  lining fabric.

pillow I used a 16″ pillow form, so I cut out two 17″ squares.

1) I cut out a heart template (3×3) and then cut out 2 hearts from 5 different fabrics.

2) I laid out the hearts side by side in a circle, sightly over overlapping, with the pointy end of heart facing inward.

3) Next I did a zigzag stitch to the Outside curve of each heart to secure to the fabric (width- 5.0, length 1.8). You could easily glue each down.

valentine pillow 4) Next cut a large burlap heart to fit in the middle.  (Before I attached the burlap heart I went back and zigzagged the outer sides of  each smaller heart, the hearts needed more definition –  See the photo below).

5) Attached using the a zigzag  stitch.

6) Then I cut another heart, using a pointier heart shape (less round shape – found all my heart shapes on Google). I also added some padding to the last  heart to provide a 3 dimension look, and attached using a zigzag stitch.

7) I sewed right sides together using a 1/2″ seam allowance.  Slip the pillow form in, and slip stitched the bottom edge closed.

valentine pillow

I felt it needed something a little more, I’m not a bling kind of girl, so i added a piece of scrap lace and a pink ribbon.  I slipped both under the heart, and  hand tacked in place.

valentinen pillow pillow Most of the Valentine items shown here were bought last week from local thrift stores.

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The Orchid was a Christmas gift from my daughter-in-law, Jenny and the grand kids.

pillow Have you started any Valentine projects yet?

The weather is cold and dreary so a great time to stay in and play!

Par.tay.ing with



Comments

  1. says

    Hey, Cathy. Concerning a Cricut, I’d suggest not getting one and considering some other cutters (that just sounds wrong). The Cricut was a good starter machine for me, but there are other cutters out there that cut more intricately and precisely. Do some homework. I hear the new Cameo is great, and Pazelles is good as well. I personally just bought a Black Cat Cougar, which is pricey, but I’m using it for my business so it will get lots of use, and hopefully pay for itself after a few months. Let me know if you get one and how it goes!
    Fondly, Tami
    http://www.thisandthatfromtami.blogspot.com

  2. says

    Hi Cathy! Thanks for your sweet and humorous comments on my blog! Yes, the transfer paper I used is just like that old time carbon paper. It comes in white now, too. Super easy to use for a multitude of purposes! Sweet Valentine pillow, btw! Can’t believe that special day is right around the corner already! :)

    xoxo laurie

  3. says

    The pillow is fabulous! I am looking forward to the day when we finally finish the upstairs and there will be room for my sewing machine to be out. I rarely use it now because I have to drag it out and then put it away. LOVE the pillow!!!

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