We don’t typically decorate for Valentine’s Day, besides the occasional window decal or heart garland for the kids. However, this year I decided to turn things up a notch and make an easy, neutral frayed heart pillow. Ok, I guess that is only 0.01 notches, but you get the picture.
To make this pillow, you will need:
– pillow form
– fabric in two different colors (I used canvas drop cloth and white cotton fabric)
– sewing machine
– heart template
– fabric pen
– stitch witchery
To start, I cut out my main pillow fabric pieces from drop cloth (left over from the re-upholstry of an old chair.) I made the pillow cover envelope style. You can find tons of tutorials for this online.
Next, I guesstimated how large I wanted my heart to be, free-handed a heart on a couple of pieces of cardstock, and cut it out to make a template.
Placing the template on my white fabric, which was also extra from a project, I traced around the edges and snipped around it with some scissors.
Then, I centered the white heart on the front piece of my pillow case and attached it with some stitch witchery and my iron.
After that, it was time to get sewing. I sewed around the outside of the heart, leaving a little edge to be frayed.
To finish up, I sewed the rest of the pillow case together, ran it through the washing machine, and inserted my pillow form once it was dry.
What do you think? This was such a fun and simple way to add a little Valentine’s love to our home. The best part is that the pillow doesn’t have to go away once the holiday is over, since it is neutral and will work with our decor!
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