head diy Design Fanatic: Heart Shaped Pillows for Valentine's Day

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Heart Shaped Pillows for Valentine's Day

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Several days ago, I was searching the internet for a cute heart shaped pillow to give to our granddaughter for Valentine's day. Since she is only 2 years old, I was looking for a cute, smaller pillow that didn't cost an arm and a leg. After about an hour of searching and not finding anything, I realized (duh) that I could probably make one faster than I could find one that fit my criteria because I have quite a bit of fabric I've purchased and not used (yet) and smaller pieces of fabric leftover from other projects.


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I found these two fabrics and texted this pic to our youngest daughter and asked her which one she liked better. 
I was hoping she'd pick the super soft stretchy raised dot fleece ivory fabric and not the Waverly floral print that was a small scrap leftover from the balloon shades I made for our girls' nursery in the early 1990s.
She picked the floral, so I decided to make two heart shaped pillows.
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I quickly cut out two heart patterns from a roll of dot paper I've had since I worked in the fashion industry in Los Angeles over 30 years ago. You can make a pattern out of a paper bag or other large piece of paper.
Then, I pinned the patterns to each fabric and cut two pieces of each...2 of the ivory fabric in the large heart pattern and 2 of the floral fabric with the smaller heart pattern. 

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Then, I stitched the two pieces together (right sides facing each other) and turned them right side out. I left an opening on one of the straight sides large enough to get my hand through and put the batting in.
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I had some sheet batting, so I cut it up in small pieces and bunched them up. I also cut some larger pieces to put on top if it was lumpy. 
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You can see the part that was not sewn and left open in this pic. I just kept stuffing until it looked good and didn't feel too firm. 
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Just about perfect and ready to close. I still kept adding batting as I sewed the opening shut by hand.
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All finished and ready to ship.
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This project cost me ZERO as I had everything I needed in my craft room. 
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Mr. DIY shipped the pillows (and a few other Valentine's gifts) to our granddaughter this morning. 

You can see another Valentine's heart sewing project HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!
Pam

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