I was inspired by this sweater I bought a few years ago at Target. I love the asymmetry of the partial heart and I wanted to create the same effect with the hearts on the pillows.
1/2 yard fabric
1/4 yard contrasting fabric (I chose one with texture)
bag of batting
1. Cut 2 squares out of your primary fabric. I made one pillow 22 x 22 and one pillow 18 x 18.
2. Folding your contrasting material in half, cut out a heart (the same way you used to do with paper in grade school.)
3. Place the heart where you want it on the pillow. Keep in mind you will lose at least 1/2 of the heart when you sew. Pin in place.
4. Sew heart to pillow. I used contrasting thread and a zigzag stitch.
5. Switch your zigzag stitch to a straight stitch and place your two squares right sides facing. Sew around the circumference of the entire pillow using a 1/2 seam allowance. Leave about a 5 or 6 inch gap at the top where you can insert your batting.
6. Turn right side out and trim any loose threads.
7. Stuff batting into pillow, focusing on filling the corners first. Continue to place batting until the pillow is as bulky as you want it.
8. Sew up the stuffing hole by placing seams together and sewing carefully. This will be awkward because of all the bulk of the pillow, but you can do it!
9. Fluff and punch your pillow until the batting spreads evening and enjoy!