Tuesday, January 29, 2013

DIY Valentine's Day Project - Chevron Hearts Pillow


I have been busy trying out some of the great Valentine's Day projects from Pinterest and I am loving them! Yes, the pun was intended:)

The first project that I took on was the chevron hearts pillow, found originally at Uncommon Designs. Their version was no-sew, which is always great, but I decided to sew mine this time. Our lab puppy, Jackson, is still in the "grabbing a pillow and swinging it around" stage, and this tends to be hard on my pillows:(



I know he looks innocent, but trust me - he's not.

I decided to use fabric rather than fabric napkins when I came across 1-1/3 yards of red material on clearance for $2 at Jo-Anne Fabrics. A quick trip to Hobby Lobby was productive as well - for only $.61 I bought 1/8 of a yard of the black and white chevron material, which was plenty of fabric to make 2 chevron hearts pillows and still have a bit leftover for another project.  I also picked up the rick rack and Heat 'n Bond while there.

Materials:



*Red cotton/poly blend fabric
matching thread (if sewing)
*white rick rack trim
*black and white chevron material
*Heat 'n Bond
*old pillow or polyester fiberfil
*hot glue gun

Once I decided the size I wanted my pillow to be, I cut out two pieces of the red material, then turned over about 3/4" all the around each piece, ironing the hem in place.  I then placed one piece on top of the other with the hem inside and sewed the two pieces together on 3 sides, leaving one side open in order to stuff the pillow.

I found a heart template online and printed it out the desired size.  I cut it out and traced three hearts on the backside of the chevron fabric. I then ironed a piece of the Heat 'n Bond on the backside of the fabric.  Don't worry - the heart tracings showed through the paper on the back of the Heat 'n Bond so I could still see where to cut.  Once cooled, I cut out the three individual hearts and removed the backing on the paper.

Using the hot glue gun, I glued the rick rack trim on the pillow as shown below, and then ironed on the three hearts.



Once the hearts cooled, I stuffed the pillow with fiberfil and sewed the last edge closed.  I then did all of this again and made a second pillow!

Doesn't it look cute?!


After making two of these pillows, I still had enough of the red fabric to make another adorable Valentine pillow that I also found on Pinterest.  In the next post I will show you the Pottery Barn-inspired pillow and how I made it. I love it, too!

2 comments :

  1. I love the look of your pillows! Very unique, not something I would have thought of. That's what makes all the things on Pinterest so addicting!

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