by Kimbery Walus
Just a few details before you begin. The heart can be made into any size you choose. The one pictured is 8 inches across at it's widest point and 6 inches from the "V" at the top of the heart to the point at the bottom. I just took a regular 8 1/2" x 11" piece of white paper and folded it in half lengthwise. Then I just cut out a heart. You can make your heart long and slender or shorter and wider. The process will remain the same just the measurements will be different.
I've also included hearts I made for each one of my kids out of decorator fabrics. The pillows work just like a "Valentine Card Mailbox" and can be hung on a chair, a doorknob, a bedpost, or tied to your stair banister. You will also see a Valentine Card I made today to show you how it works. Just stick your "Love Notes" in the pocket of the heart pillow. The smaller hearts I made for friends and family.
- Cut 2 hearts out of a red fabric.
- Cut 1 piece of fabric for for the pocket (it's approximately 3 inches up from point of heart).
- Cut 1 pocket border strip @ 2 1/2" by width of heart (cut just a little bigger and trim excess after sewing it on the pocket making sure to follow the curve of the heart).
- Cut One 12" piece of grosgrain ribbon to hang the pillow.
- Cut One 9" piece of white Ric-Rac (or more if you make your pillow bigger).
- 3 Strands of Pink or Red Embroidery Floss to sew on the Ric-Rac.
Using a 1/4" seam allowance sew around the heart starting just before the point and finish leaving enough room to turn right side out. A three finger measurement should be ample. Also, make sure to sew over the ribbons a back and forth to give it extra strength. The same goes for the edges of the pocket.
Before turning the pillow right side out make sure to clip your points and curves then turn and press the heart.
Lightly stuff the heart making sure not to over-stuff. You'll want enough give in the pocket area to put a "Love Note" and a Valentine treat or two inside for that special someone.
Here are a few pictures of the larger ones I made for my family. I used decorator fabric, tassels, cording, braided trim, ribbons, and a metal scrapbook buckle (by Creating Memories) at the center of the bows.
I've hung two of the pillows on the sconces in my dining room. They look really cute there and I may have to leave them there permanently. My husband didn't seem to mind having them hang there. He's become more of a neat freak as he's gotten older too so extra clutter doesn't stay around very long. We finally got the last of the Christmas things put away after work on Friday. It felt so good to have it done and that's why I had all day to work on this tutorial. I enjoyed sewing, organizing, making Valentine Cards, and working on a few other projects, too!!!
Have a great Sunday and holiday on Monday. I'm hoping to sew on Monday too!!!
Kim that pillow is just darling! Thank you for sharing it with your readers.
What an adorable pillow. THank you for the tutorial!!!
Cute hearts. Espically love the red/pink fabrics;)
You alaways make the cutest things! How do you do it? Thanks for the great tutorial. It makes me want to get all ready for Valentines Day.
I've been a lurker for awhile now. I want to thank you so much for your wonderful tutorials. Your hearts are all just adorable!
What a cute pillow, Kim! Thanks for the tutorial. Adorable!
Oh Kim this is such a cute idea. I love it. What a sweet mom/wife you are. I think the hearts are amazing.
SOOO cute! Thanks for the tutorial!! I am going to make one for my college girl and a more 'manly' one for my son.
What are those candies that are sprinkled around?? I have never seen those before.
How adorable! I love these! I've been in the valentine making mood! I'll put this tutorial on my sidebar and tell everyone to come and see!
Thanks for the tutorial, and, yes, I love them and appreciate them so much!
Thanks a lot for the idea, Belinda from Brown Dirt Cottage sent me here when I complained of not having any new ideas...this is really a cute heart and looks so easy to do. Easy...that's the best!! Now to the fabric cupboard...
Those are so cute. I love the way they look hanging in your house.
Ooooh Cah-Ute!!! Those are adorable Kim. Thanks for sharing!!!
Love the idea! I am thinking some of this with batting instead of stuffing and strung together from the sides for a banner on my window. All hearts and flowers welcoming love and spring!
I'd better get to work. Thanks for the inspiration!
These are just lovely Kim...and I know tutorials are not easy and I appreciate your time and effort in sharing with us!
Kim -- sooo cute! Thank you so much for sharing it with your blogging friends! Pamie G.
Neat pillow! Thanks!
Thank you for this! I really want to make one for my secret sister!
I love this--how great for teacher's gifts!!
WOW! What a fun giveaway. I just posted about it on my blog and I'll create a side bar link for it.
how darling, I am glad I found your blog.thanks for sharing, Amy
I came to visit from Kim's Big Quilting Adventures blog. What an adorable project! Thank you for the "recipe"!!!
thank you so much for sharing ... was wondering what I was going to make for Valentines and here it is! love this! oh, found you on the Moda blog!
How sweet! Thank you so much for doing a tutorial, I know that they are a lot of work!
I love your hearts very much!!! I love your whole blog and everything you have sewed...
May I link you on my blog?? I would like to visit your blog now regularily....
Best wishes from Germany
How adorable! I can't wait to make these...and I love your site and all the fun ideas. Thank you for sharing.
♥♥♥ your little heart note pillow! Thank you for the nice tutorial. I put it on Pinterest, so others could learn from it. I never would have thought to tie knots in the ribbons!
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