Welcome to another Wacky Workshops 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
LET’S GET STARTED
- A small, square pillow
- Material – about four times larger than the cushion and it needs to be the kind that doesn’t fray.
- Needle and thread – no sewing, promise. Just some stitches.
- 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).
- 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 the 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.
- 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.
Happy crafting and have a gleeful week, Tamuria.