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Valentine's Day Pillow Cover

Posted by Taylar Franz on

Do you ever wonder if there is an easier way to go about crafting something? Looking for less time-consuming, yet beautiful, sewing projects?

Taylar here, founder of TaylarMade Tailoring. Believe it or not, I was in the same boat. I know the pain and frustration! Life is so busy and hectic that it is so hard to find the time to sit and devote to sewing (even though we love creating!). 

Its not the actual creation that drives me crazy, its the time spent getting all of my supplies out, the fights with patterns (who can ever fold those things back up the right way, anyways?!), the accidental mis-cutting of fabric, and cleaning everything up once the project is finished. That's why I am trying to address these problems that so many of us run into.

Here, we will be looking at a super simple, easy clean-up kind of project that will be a great addition to your home for the Valentine's Day season. I have remastered this project to be as easy and quick as possible for the busy crafter. 

Following are the cutting and assembly instructions for the project. If you are looking for a less-stressful alternative and are in the Spokane, WA, area, check out our events page and sign up to make this pillow at a Sip N Sew (wine and sewing machines CAN work together!). Or, get a pre-cut kit sent right to your door. 

Let's dive right on in:

 

Materials Needed and Cutting the Pieces

  • 10in square piece of iron-on adhesive. Heat-N-Bond Ultra Hold used in pre-cut kits. Trace out 3-5 heart shapes on the paper side of the adhesive, roughly cut apart.
  • Small scraps of a few cool prints. Iron your rough-cut adhesive paper to the wrong side of these. Then cut along the traced heart.
  • Cut one 16inx16in piece of fabric for the front of the pillow.
  • Cut two 16inx19in pieces of fabric for the back of the pillow.

Directions

  1. Prep iron-on adhesive and small scraps of fabric as described above.
  2. Peel paper backing off of hearts. Arrange the hearts on the square (front) piece of your pillow. Iron in place.
  3. If you want to sew the hearts in place as well, now is the time to do so. Use the fabric marker to draw a string between hearts and to the edge of the pillow.
  4. Fold larger rectangle pieces in half, wrong sides of fabric together, matching up the short sides of the rectangle. Press to hold fold.
  5. Lay square pillow front, right-side up on the table. Lay the first back piece(keep folded) over the top of the right side of the square, matching raw edges and corners. Repeat with the second folded piece, but match this one to the edges and corners of the left side of the square piece. The folded edged of these back pieces should overlap each other by about 1.5in.
  6. Pin and sew around all 4 edges.
  7. Reach into the pillow (through the back overlap) and turn right-side out, poking corners out square.
  8. Insert pillow form.
  9. Success! C'est fini.

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