Frayed Heart Pillow

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.

Frayed Heart Pillow

To make this pillow, you will need:

– pillow form
– fabric in two different colors (I used canvas drop cloth and white cotton fabric)
– scissors
– sewing machine
– heart template
– fabric pen
– stitch witchery
– iron

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.

Heart Trace On Fabric

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.

Using Stitch Witchery Heart

After that, it was time to get sewing. I sewed around the outside of the heart, leaving a little edge to be frayed.

Sewing Fabric Heart

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.

Neutral Couch Sofa Pillows

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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10 thoughts on “Frayed Heart Pillow

  1. Kristin

    I love it! As much as I love red, you just see way too much red and pink this time of year – which all should disappear once the holiday is over! I love the neutral version and the idea of creating something fun that can stay out once the holiday has passed!

  2. Mari

    Love this idea, I am always looking for cute ways to update pillows on my sofa or just add a touch of comfy on my bed. Found one! Thanks for the share :)


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