head diy Design Fanatic: Make A Vintage Lace Valentine Heart Pillow

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Make A Vintage Lace Valentine Heart Pillow

Last time I told you how I came to make a Vintage Lace Valentine Heart Pillow  because I couldn’t find a puffy heart shaped pillow I always kept in the closet at our last house. Today I’ll show you how I made mine and how you can too.


 Valentine Heart Pillow, fabric heart, tatting, lace, doily, Valentine's day
If you have sewn anything, you have scraps of fabric left over or you’ve purchased fabric that you’ve never used. I’m sure you even have buttons and ribbons and little lovelies you’ve collected over the years.

Here’s how to begin:

Make a pattern in the Shape you want out of any paper you might have (remember to add 1/4” all the way around for a seam allowance). I used some printer paper for my pattern.
Valentine Heart Pillow, fabric heart, tatting, lace, doily, Valentine's day


Choose a fabric you’d like to make your heart pillow out of and cut two pieces.
Since my washed muslin fabric was thin, I cut 2 for the front an 2 for the back

Choose another fabric you’d like to place over your main fabric and cut it out.
Valentine Heart Pill ow, fabric heart, tatting, lace, doily, Valentine's day



Valentine Heart Pillow, fabric heart, tatting, lace, doily, Valentine's day


Stitch (or glue) the contrasting fabric to the main heart shaped fabric. Add some lace to cover the seam. Stitch (or glue) that on, as well.
Valentine Heart Pillow, fabric heart, tatting, lace, doily, Valentine's day




Add buttons or beads to the lace, which covers the seam of the contrasting fabric and add a doily, ribbon or other embellishment.
I added a doily and crochet flower that my grandmother made, as well as a ribbon and ribbon flower I had leftover from when I made headbands for our girls when they were little.


Valentine Heart Pillow, fabric heart, tatting, lace, doily, Valentine's day


Keep adding embellishments, until it looks right to you.
I added a strip of fabric from a larger piece of fabric that our oldest daughter gave to me. I used more tatted lace that my grandmother made to cover the seems of the fabric.
Valentine Heart Pillow, fabric heart, tatting, lace, doily, Valentine's day

Once you have enough embellishments attached to the front piece of the main fabric, sew (or glue) the front and back pieces of main fabric together (right sides together), leaving a couple of inches open. Then turn the pillow right sides out.
Valentine Heart Pillow, fabric heart, tatting, lace, doily, Valentine's day


Stuff your pillow with batting.
I cut 4 pieces of batting and stuffed them into the empty pillow. Then I cut smaller rectangular pieces and stuffed them between these layers until the pillow was sufficiently stuffed to my liking.
Valentine Heart Pillow, fabric heart, tatting, lace, doily, Valentine's day


Close up the opening.
You should still have an opening like this- just stitch it up(or glue)
Valentine Heart Pillow, fabric heart, tatting, lace, doily, Valentine's day

See, that was easy!
Valentine Heart Pillow, fabric heart, tatting, lace, doily, Valentine's day



Now sit back and enjoy your beautiful fabric Valentine Heart!
Thanks for stopping by!

Pam

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