Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – a no sew heart pillow.





Funny how decorative pillow prices can range from a few dollars to $20 or $30. You can sometimes find the little square ones in the cheap shops for $5 and I’ve even snapped up some bargain pillows for $2 each.

Yet, when I looked for a heart shaped pillow recently, I couldn’t find anything less than $20.

As I already had a specific material I wanted to cover it in, I wasn’t prepared to spend this so decided to convert one of the square pillows I already had.

I’m not a fan of sewing so try to avoid it whenever possible, which is why I came up with the no sew heart pillow.




No sew heart pillow picturte

Start with a cheap square pillow



  • A small, square pillow
  • Material – about four times larger than the cushion and it needs to be the kind that doesn’t fray.
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread


  • Grab one corner of the pillow and secure a stitch in it (I know I said this was a no sew project and it is, you just need to make a few stitches at the start to help hold everything together).


  • no sew heart pillow picture

      Use string or thread to secure your heart shape.
  • Pull that corner right down into the opposite corner and secure with a few stitches.
  • Tuck in the edge material around the untouched corners to round them. Now you should have a basic heart shape.
  • Cut your material in half.
  • Place your pillow in the middle of one half of material and cover with the other half.
  • Cut the material, following the pillow’s outline, into a heart shape – do not cut the material close to the pillow, you need a lot of material to do the next step.
  • no sew heart pillow picture

    Make cuts in your material, in towards your pillow, following its shape.

  • Cut slits from the edge of the material towards the pillow, all around the shape.
  • Tie the bottom material slits to the top slits all around, forming a fringe and enclosing your pillow.
  • Trim the fringe if necessary.

If you enjoyed this project you might also like the no sew love bug hand puppet featured in my post, Valentine’s Day Crafts You Will Love. It is ridiculously fun and easy.

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Happy crafting and have a gleeful week, Tamuria.