How to Make a Heart Pillow

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Learn how to make a heart pillow with a free sewing pattern. This beginner sewing project is a great decoration for Valentine’s day!

I’ve been decorating for Valentine’s day, and it has been so fun! I love putting up the decorations and enjoying them all month. I’ve made several Valentine’s sewing projects, but I just keep making them!

I made a little heart pillow to decorate, and I created a free sewing pattern to go along with it. The sewing pattern has three different sizes, the one in this post is the smallest size, so you can make the size that works best for you.

make a heart pillow

The best part about this simple pattern is that it’s so versatile. You can do the front and back the same solid color and add a converstation heart phrase to the front

You can do a lovey Valentine print for the front and the back. You can piece pink and red fabrics together to make a heart pillow that uses up your fabric scraps!

Do you love to sew? Try some of these fun sewing projects:

what is a pdf sewing pattern?

A PDF pattern is a sewing pattern designed on the computer and organized so that it can be printed on several letter or A4 size pieces of paper.

I love using PDF sewing patterns because if the pattern gets ruined or if my children or I changed sizes, I can always print it again. It’ll never be destroyed since I have a digital version!

how do you use a PDF sewing pattern?

Open the PDF on a computer and click print. When printing make sure that the scaling is set to 100% or no scaling so that the pattern prints at the correct size.

Once the pattern is printed it can be taped together to get the full size. Then the pattern can be cut for each pattern piece size or individual sizes can be traced so that the pattern can be used again and again.

make a heart pillow

How to Make a Heart Pillow


  • Fat quarter of quilting cotton for the front
  • Fat quarter of quilting cotton for the back
  • 1/2 yard of fusible interfacing
  • Polyfil
  • Sewing tools
  • Sewing machine
  • Free heart pillow sewing pattern in 3 different sizes – get it at the end of the post
how to make a heart pillow supplies

Cut out two hearts from the quilting cotton fabric using the heart pillow pattern. (Choose the size you want.)

cut out two heart fabric pieces

Cut out two heart pieces of interfacing using the pattern piece.

cut out two heart interfacing pieces

Fuse the interfacing to the back of the fabric hearts with an iron.

fuse interfacing to back of hearts

Pin the two hearts right sides together matching all the edges and points.

pin hearts right sides together

Sew around the edge with a 3/8 inch seam allowance. Leave a 4 inch hole for turning.

sew around the edge and leave hole

Trim the corners and curves. Clip the top point.

clip and trim curves and points

Turn the heart right side out.

turn right side out

Use a point turner to poke out the corners and curves.

poke out points and curves

Stuff the heart with polyfil. Make sure to fill all the corners and curves with polyfil to create a nice shape.

stuff the heart

Hand sew the hold closed with a ladder stitch.

hand sew the hole closed

You finished!

how to make a heart pillow

Free Heart Pillow Sewing Pattern in 3 sizes

If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

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Downloaded the pattern to make a heart pillow and it seems that it is missing part 3 and part 6 — the bottom point of the heart. How can I get the rest of it?? Thanks.