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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.
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:
- Valentine sewing projects
- Beginner sewing projects
- Scrap fabric sewing projects
- DIY ribbon heart tee
- DIY chenille heart tee
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.
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
- Sewing tools
- Sewing machine
- Free heart pillow sewing pattern in 3 different sizes – get it at the end of the post
Cut out two hearts from the quilting cotton fabric using the heart pillow pattern. (Choose the size you want.)
Cut out two heart pieces of interfacing using the pattern piece.
Fuse the interfacing to the back of the fabric hearts with an iron.
Pin the two hearts right sides together matching all the edges and points.
Sew around the edge with a 3/8 inch seam allowance. Leave a 4 inch hole for turning.
Trim the corners and curves. Clip the top point.
Turn the heart right side out.
Use a point turner to poke out the corners and curves.
Stuff the heart with polyfil. Make sure to fill all the corners and curves with polyfil to create a nice shape.
Hand sew the hold closed with a ladder stitch.
Free Heart Pillow Sewing Pattern in 3 sizes
If you make something using this tutorial, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!