Continuing in my Valentine obsession, here’s an easy-peasy project.
I made these four years ago and still love them. You may have seen them on my other blog, KTGreenDesign.com where I typically meander about nothing. I’m slowly attempting to get all of my DIY posts from there to here. (very s-l-o-w-l-y)
I had some Premier Prints fabric bits left from a Christmas project. (Isn’t it nice that Valentine’s and Christmas are both red-based holidays?) So this was a chance to use up some of that stuff–bonus for me since I’m creating more storage so I can buy more fabric to hoard.
And so cute on both sides. This is the back of the big dot pillow:
The chevron pillow is small and when I was ready to stuff it, I realized it could have been a coaster. Coasters are even easier (hmmmmm…..do I have enough time to make coasters for Valentine’s this year?)
And it turned out really cute as a wee pillow.
I think Maggie’s little head would look really sweet laying on that pillow but, as usual, she’s in no mood for modeling today. She’s got a bit of an attitude.
Here’s the easy peasy directions.
Cut a heart shape. Yeah–you learned how to do that in elementary school–just fold a large piece of paper in half that will fit your fabric ‘bits and pieces’ and cut. I made three different sizes. You’ll need two exterior pieces of fabric, plus two fleece, and two muslin for each pillow.
Then make a “fabric sandwich”. Muslin, top it with fleece, then top that with the exterior fabric.
Now you want to line them up and stitch very close to the edge. Do the same with the other exterior fabric piece.
Now put these right side together and stitch around the edges with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Leave an opening of about 4″ on one side.
Clip curves and corners.
Turn right side out.
Now stuff it with fiberfill. Or maybe put beans in there and they could be bean bags! Or corn. Corn hole bags! Hand stitch the opening closed. Very little stitches if you’re using beans!
Very sweet. Very easy. And very special.