Today I have a tutorial for some simple Valentine's Day Pillows. My home is lacking in Valentine decor so I thought I'd use some of my scraps to make a few throw pillows for my couches.
For the heart pillow you will need:
- 16x16" square of solid colored fabric
- 8 jelly roll strips
Next take the sewn jelly roll strips and cut them into two 16x16" squares.
Take your solid piece, and fold it in half and draw a half heart. Cut along the outside of the line.
Lay the solid piece on top of one of the jelly roll pieces. Decide whether you want to run your jelly roll lines horizontal or vertical. I chose horizontal. Sew around the perimeter of the heart leaving a 1/4" seam allowance. I made my stitch at a length of 4.0. We are leaving a raw edge so it will fray and frame in the heart.
Next, sew top of pillow to the other 16x16" jelly roll square RST. Turn, stuff, and hand stitch closed.
Next up is the "Love" pillow. You will need:
- 1 fat quarter
- wonder under (for applique)
- contrasting fabric for letters
- Printed off letters of LOVE in your font choice. I used Book Antiqua at a 400 pt. font.
You now have two super easy pillows to toss on your couch!