Picture of How to Make a Vintage Raggedy Heart Pillow
Handmade Heart Warming Ideas for Valentine's Day

Use vintage fabrics to make this 1920's era Vintage Looking Raggedy Heart Pillow.  Accent it with old buttons, lace, and pearls for a Victorian look.

You will Need:
about 1/2 yard of cream color fabric for front and back of heart pillow
1 fat quarter of cranberry, dark cream, and green vintage looking fabric
fiber-fill for stuffing
basic sewing needs
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Making the Pattern

Picture of Making the Pattern

You will need 2 pieces of computer paper (8.5" X 11").

Fold one piece in half short ends together, and mark the fold line as shown in the photo. Tape the two pieces of paper together at the short ends as shown in the photo.

Step 2:

Picture of
Cut the marked line.  Discard the smaller piece of paper. (Basically you are taping one and a half pieces of computer paper together.)

Draw 1/2 of a heart using all of the paper as shown in the photo.

Step 3:

Picture of
Cut out your 1/2 of a heart. This is your pattern piece.

Step 4:

Picture of
Mark on the flat end of your heart pattern, FOLD LINE. This is the line you will place on the fold of your fabric.

For the biggest heart you will need to pin and cut TWO hearts on the fold (One for the front and one for the back.)

Step 5:

Picture of
Making the medium size heart pattern:

Mark 1-1/2" around the heart pattern where you cut, Do NOT cut or mark the fold line, just around the heart as shown in the photo.Please note: You will be cutting 1-1/2" into the fold line area at the top and bottom.

Step 6:

Picture of
Cut around the new heart pattern.

Step 7:

Picture of
Pin and cut one medium heart placing your pattern on the fold line of the fabric.

Continue in this manner making the pattern 1-1/2" smaller for each heart, until you have four hearts getting smaller in size.

Step 8:

Picture of
Place one heart on top of another starting with only ONE of the bigger hearts at the bottom.

Pin in place making sure each heart is centered.

Step 9:

Picture of
Straight stitch around each heart using a 1" seam allowance.