Introduction: How to Make Vintage Heart Pillows
Handmade Heart Warming Ideas for Valentine's Day
You will Need:
scraps of red and cream fabric
black embroidery thread
fiberfill for stuffing
basic sewing needs
You will fall in LOVE with these vintage heart pillows! They are an easy to sew Valentine project and cross stitching has been added with embroidery thread.
Let's make a heart pattern. Take an 8.5"X11" piece of computer paper and fold the long ends together. Draw a half of a heart as shown.
Cut out your heart pattern. Open pattern and draw two lines to divide heart as shown.
Cut the lines. You now have 3 heart pattern pieces. Mark each piece like I did.
From each pattern piece pin and cut two pieces of fabric from different prints.
Place one of the top and middle section of heart pieces PRETTY SIDES TOGETHER at the center seam. Pin. Stitch using the pressure foot as your guide.
Do the same to the bottom and middle section.
With three ply black embroidery thread hand stitch "X"s over the bottom and middle seam and the top and middle heart seam is.
Pin heart on fabric. Cut out one heart to use as a heart back.
Place hearts pretty sides together and pin around outer edge. Leave a 3" opening on one side of heart indicated where the pin is in the photo. Stitch around heart using the pressure foot as your guide.
Stuff the heart and hand sew the opening closed.
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