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Faux Chenille Valentine Pillow

So, I think this will be the LAST Valentine pillow tutorial I am going to post this year- but that’s not written in stone, and I had one last idea….we’ll see. 😉 To make this pillow you will need a shape- in my case a heart and fabric. 🙂 I used cotton, but you could use flannel as well.

Pin your template to the fabric to cut out. I cut out six layers of the heart.

Center your shape on the pillow front.

Sew lines down the shape at your desired width. Mine were about 7/8″ but I would probably go smaller next time- I was just following the lines of circles on the fabric. I think 3/4″ or 5/8″ would probably be better.

Cut between the sewn lines. Make sure you only cut the shape fabric, and not the pillow fabric. Wash and dry. You will have lots and lots of straggly string. Give your pillow a hair cut. You may want to wash it again. Finish the pillow back and sew to the front. (I was worried about the red bleeding so I washed the front alone, but you might want to wait until you sew the whole cover together, so you don’t have to worry about the front panel fraying.)

Stuff in your pillow form- and enjoy! I Big Puffy Heart this pillow!

*edited- I spent a couple hours hand fraying this pillow the rest of the way- go check it out here! (it looks so awesome!)


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  • Amy @ Increasingly Domestic
    January 26, 2011 at 4:12 am

    DUDE. You are becoming quite the pillow pro;) I am in love with this one!

  • Christina @ AccomplishingMotherhood
    January 26, 2011 at 4:49 am

    Ok, you CANT get enough pillows, but according to my husband you can… lets ignore him. I'm thinking about trying this with a shamrock? What do you think?
    Great tutorial 🙂

  • Leanne
    January 26, 2011 at 5:29 am

    So,so, so cute! I love it! You are my pillow idol. Thanks for the birthday wishes. I was trying to keep it under wraps, but hubby blew it.

  • Suzanne
    January 26, 2011 at 6:04 am

    So cute. I love pillows. They can add so much to a room — this one is the perfect example of that!

  • Samantha
    January 26, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Adorable!! Man, you are really the pillow queen, I love it!

  • Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun
    January 26, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    adore! how cute!

  • Erin
    January 27, 2011 at 2:41 am

    All of your pillows are so darling! I might just whip this one up and hopefully that will get me going to make a few more from your blog – Love them all!!

  • Gwen @ Gwenny Penny
    January 27, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    I really like this one, Amy. I'd love to try this with flannel, and it looks so easy. I might be able to get to this one. Great idea!

  • Betty J Pagley
    January 30, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Love this…I think I'll try it! Thanks for sharing!

  • Marie {Make and Takes}
    February 3, 2011 at 1:43 am

    Such a great pillow, so pretty! I just wanted to let you know I added it to the M&T Spotlight:

  • Amanda
    February 5, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I really like the heart pillow! I can't hardly wait to make my own! Thank you for sharing!

  • Mel M. M. McCarthy
    January 14, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Such a gorgeous pillow. Love the faux chenille technique.

  • Sabrina
    January 18, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    I made one yesterday! Thanks for the tut! I think I might make another so we have 2 to put on the couch. 🙂

  • The Clanton Gang
    January 20, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    i love this and will be making it this week!!!