Tuesday, February 11, 2014

simple heart pillows

I wanted to make the boys something for Valentine's Day and since they have a current obsession with pillows, I thought it would be a fun craft! 

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. 

Materials needed:
1/2 yard fabric
1/4 yard contrasting fabric (I chose one with texture)
sewing machine
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!


  1. These are so much fun! I love the color combos and of course the chevron!

  2. So cute! I also love the asymmetrical look! I stopped by to say hi from the Take-A-Look-Tuesday link party!

  3. Super cute project! Thanks for sharing this! Would love to have you visit me sometime :)
    Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  4. adorable, I am so pinning this, thanks for sharing!

  5. how very sweet super cute love them
    come see me at


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