Monday, January 9, 2012

Queen of Hearts Pillow Tutorial

I know, I know... Valentines day is more than a month away, but in crafty world, it's kickin' into high gear.  I like to decorate a bit for the "little" holidays.  I think the kids like it and it adds some festivity to our home.  I don't like to spend a lot of money on said decorations, however.
I saw a pillow on pinterest with felt circles and I thought, "well wouldn't that be darn cute with hearts?" In typical Tina fashion, I had to do it right then and there.  It's a sickness really.  Here I am 45 minutes later typing a tutorial for it.  Make it stop!!!

I had a pillow cover that I had picked up from Ikea a few months back.  It's a white waffly 20x20inch cover.  I also had some red felt.
Here's what you need in case you want to make one for yourself!  It took me approx 30 minutes from start to finish.

Materials:
1 20x20 pillow cover (or make your own in whatever dimension you'd like!)
2 sheets of red felt (I used a 22x11 portion from a piece I bought a while back)
Red Thread

Instruccione's: (Don't ask my why I felt the need to write that in Spanish.  No lo se').

Cut 16 hearts out of the felt.  I made mine different sizes because I knew I'd never be able to get them all one uniform size.  I also used the old, fold in half to cut your heart method.  While you're cutting, a great song to listen to is Bon Jovi's "Shot through the Heart" except you can change it to "Cut Through the Heart."  Chuckle.  Snort. 

Place them where you want them on the pillow...

Pin those hearts down.

Sew up the middle of each heart backstitching at the beginning and end of each heart.  Don't cut the thread after every single heart in one row.  Just pull it along and cut all the thread at the end (see pic).  It makes it go much more quickly this way!



Tip:  (This is the hardest part) because the pillow case is pre-made you need to make sure it doesn't bunch up as you sew.  You don't want to sew through both layers of your pillow!  Keep adjusting it as you go along...

Load your pillow inside and viola!  A cute addition to your Valentime's day decor (correct pronunciation for my three year old).

Let me know if you have any questions!  I'd be happy to help :)




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26 comments:

  1. Very Cute pillow. I need to get better about decorating for all of the holidays, and not just Christmas. ;)

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  2. What a fun pillow! I found you through Craft-O-Maniac. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  3. Ohhh I love pillows!!! these are so adorable!! first time visiting. Stop by my party blog if you'd like to share your tutorial: http://www.atozebracelebrations.blogspot.com/2012/01/totally-cute-crafts-tuesday.html

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  4. Love it! Super cute!! I need to get started on my valentines decorations..I think I will haVe to do this! Came over from Tatertots and Jello...following you now and definatley going to check out your etsy shop!

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  5. THIS IS CUTE AND CLEVER. You have been feature don COM today. winks, jen

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  6. SO cute! Found you from Tidy Mom. I am going to buy a pillow cover tomorrow! And I have the red felt, perfect :)
    Natalie from http://mysisterssuitcase.blogspot.com

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  7. I love your pillow! Especially your step-by-step directions! Would you be willing to link this up to my Valentine Link Party going on now?! I'd love to have your creativity! Thanks, Michelle
    http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/01/rockin-valentine-valentine-link-party.html

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  8. I think this is my favorite V-Day pillow yet!

    I'd love for you to link it up at Tell it to Me Tuesday!

    http://blah2beautiful.blogspot.com/2012/01/tell-it-to-me-tuesday-linky-party-4.html
    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  9. What an adorable pillow! I love it!

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  10. I pinned it Tina and it instantly got repinned 16 times! Way to go girlfriend!

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  11. I found you through tatertots & jello's party. I really liked the ease of making this pillow and I'm featuring on my blog post today @ whitelightsonwednesday.blogspot.com

    Julie :)

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  12. How fun! I love the variety in the sizes/shapes of the hearts. :)

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  13. Love this post! I'm having a linky party, and would love for you to join! Here is the link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-shoppe-linky-party-3 Thanks for sharing!!!

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  14. You are awesome so I featured you at my Hookin Up with HoH Party!

    Feel free to stop by for a button if you'd like. :)

    xoxo

    Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  15. I'm going to be featuring this on my FB page tonight!

    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  16. This is such a cute idea! I’m hosting a Valentine theme linky party starting tonight at 11:30. Would love it if you came by and linked up! www.serendipityandspice.blogspot.com
    -Melissa

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  17. I'm featuring this tonight on Tell it to Me Tuesday! Come by and grab a button.

    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  18. Too cute. If only I was not totally terrified of my Brother (smile).
    Stopped by from Tip Junkie.

    Bernadette
    @ B3HD

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  19. I shared your post today! Thanks again for linking up! http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/01/valentine-pillow-love.html

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  20. Super cute and great tutorial!! Would LOVE to have you link up at our Uncommonly Yours link party!!

    www.uncommondesignsonline.com

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  21. The pillow looks great!
    Can you still wash it with the hearts stitched on to it? Or will the pillow turn out all pink afterwards?

    Have a nice day!
    http://paperdollsquared.blogspot.com/

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  22. Such a sweet pillow for V-day. Great work!

    Glad I dropped by from the Etsy Blog Team.
    http://sunshineandlolli.blogspot.com/

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  23. That pillow is so awesome to sleep on. I love the design and your choice of materials is great. I'm loving it.

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