Create Your Own Valentine's Heart Pillow

Published by Deanna Yates on

Time for more DIY crafts. I had planned to post my bedroom dresser this week, but alas, I did not get to the fabric store. The poor thing has been 95% finished since October! It’s been stripped, painted and polyurethaned and all I need to do is add some fabric to the side panels. Geesh!
Since I didn’t get to the dresser this week, I whipped up this fun, super easy heart pillow for Valentine’s Day instead.

Cute, right?!?
So here’s how I put it together.
1. Measure and cut out your fabric pieces. This is for a 14″ pillow so I cut out 1 – 16″ square and 2 – 16″ x  18.5″ rectangles.
2. Draw a heart on the backside of the square. I only drew half of the heart and then folded it on half, pinned it, and cut it out so it would be symmetrical.

3. Cut out a red piece of fabric and pin it to the heart on the inside of the pillow.

4. Sew around the heart using a straight stitch.

5. Hem one long side of the rectangles.
6. Pin the right sides together and sew all around the outside of the square to make an envelope enclosure pillow.
7. Turn it right side out. Press it. And add your pillow.

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Categories: Minimalism


Deanna · February 1, 2012 at 11:36 am

Thank you all for the lovely comments. Sorry I was working so hard this past week and did not get a chance to respond to you individually. Please know that your kind words have put a smile on my face and made my week. Off to check out some fun blog hops and linky parties!

Debra Howard · January 24, 2012 at 10:15 pm

That turned out so cute!

Betsy Pool · January 24, 2012 at 11:49 am

Very cute and looks pretty easy! Thanks for sharing this on the Take it on Tuesday blog hop! I’m pinning this to share it!!

    Deanna · January 24, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Thanks for pinning! My pleasure for joining your party. There were some fantastic projects linked up!

Claiming Our SPace · January 23, 2012 at 8:50 pm

I have a thing for pillow covers and I think this may need to be added to my collection. (Saw your post on Keeping it Simple)

cheapcraftymama · January 23, 2012 at 8:01 am

Those are so cute! I would love for you to link up at my new Valentine Party at!

marissa · January 22, 2012 at 11:55 pm

that turned out great I hope you'll add this to my What We Wore and Made link party over at

Melissa · January 22, 2012 at 10:43 pm

That is lovely, well done!

Abbie · January 22, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Yes, it IS cute! Love it paired with the zig-zag ruffle pillow!
Perfect for a pop of color and a bit of whimsy (boy, did I sound like my grandma when I said that! ; )).
I would absolutely love it if you would link this up at Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL!
So looking forward to seeing you there!
P.S. I’m a new subscriber. : )

    Deanna · January 22, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Thanks Abbie! I linked up to your party and entered your giveaway. I'm a new subscriber to your blog too.

Lindy · January 22, 2012 at 8:24 am

This turned out great! Good job. I hope you will link up to my I Heart Projects Party!

    Deanna · January 22, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Thanks Lindy! I'm all linked up.

amy · January 21, 2012 at 12:44 pm

So simple but so festive! Great job! I’d be thrilled if you’d share it here:

    Deanna · January 22, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Thanks Amy! All linked up.

Michael · January 20, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Wow…that’s very crafty. I have no crafty skills at all so I’m very impressed.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and I would love to be your blog buddy.

    Deanna · January 22, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Thanks Michael! Yea, blog buddies! Looking forward to helping each other through the challenge.

MeganSweeney · January 20, 2012 at 6:59 pm


@angie608 · January 20, 2012 at 10:52 am

So Cute! I have a project for this weekend. Off to Joanne's right now!

    Deanna · January 22, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Thanks! Let me know if you make it. I'd love to see pictures!

feltsocute · January 20, 2012 at 3:36 am

Love the cut out look – I have a whole bench of Valentine pillows I drag out this time of the year and I think it's crying out for one of these ~ thanks for the inspiration!

    Deanna · January 22, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Thanks! This is my first valentine pillow, but making them is addicting so I could see having a collection soon.

Karla · January 20, 2012 at 2:25 am

Very cute

SDMS · January 19, 2012 at 10:57 pm

wswswsws thats me blowing the dust off my sewing machine LOL I love this idea..I love it….I need to make this for the hubby b/c he is always saying I take all the pillows so if I made him his own special pillow he would know its his lOL
Thanks you are going to make me crafty yet…
Still Dating My Spouse

    Deanna · January 22, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    You can do it! I grew up with a crafty mom so that's helped, but I love trying new things and seeing how far I can take it. Your husband would feel very special with a heart pillow that was all his own.

karahill · January 19, 2012 at 3:22 pm

How cute! I may be making this soon…..

    Deanna · January 22, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Thanks Kara! It's adding some festive falir to our living room. Let me know if you make it. I'd love to see pictures.

Gretchen · January 19, 2012 at 8:42 am

Hi, Deanna! I love your blog. Wonderful projects! I want this pillow. Now if I could just figure out how to thread my sewing machince … SO glad you stopped by and introduced yourself. If you need a SITS31dbbb buddy, would love to! ~ Gretchen from

    Deanna · January 19, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Hi Gretchen. I'd love to be buddies! I'll send you an email this afternoon so we can connect. As for sewing, I have found You Tube to be a great teacher. It's full of awesome tutorials and really helps since I am a visual learner.

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