I shared this tutorial with At Home with K readers last week, but I wanted to share it with all of you as well!
I am so not typically a “Valentines Day” girl – but I had a lot of fun making this pillow! The awesome thing about this pillow is that it requires VERY basic sewing skills – no machine required! I swear that anyone could make this pillow!
It all started when I saw this sweet pillow on Pinterest:
I figured I’d just put my own spin on it! To minimize the sewing, I used a thrifty placemat I got from a local discount store:
I used a seam-ripper to take out the seams on the right and left sides of the place mat:
Then I cut out some fleece hearts (it was a fabric remnant on a great sale) using a piece of piece of folded fleece:
Then I lined up the hearts & just attached them temporarily with tape until I could sew them on:
Then I hand-sewed the hearts on using a contrasting thread:
Once I got them all sewn on, I sewed ribbon on between the hearts and did a little stitch in the middle of each heart as well. This was a little difficult, but I used a thick needle and some muscle and it worked
Then I stuffed it with some batting and hand-stitched the sides closed. And it’s finished!
I think it’s so cute – and I love that it doesn’t have to be all pink & red, but it’s still an appropriate decoration for Valentines Day!
I also love that it only cost me $1.99, because I had everything else on hand!
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