MAKE IT / 48

not sure how january is almost over already but february is right around the corner meaning, it’s almost valentine’s day. to me, valentine’s day is a celebration of love – no matter if you’re single or committed. it’s a time to appreciate those who are closest to you and, what better way than with some homemade heart pillows? leave one for someone on the bed or in a random spot…

jessica from bramble workshop created these adorable heart pillows for us using very basic materials and an easy how-to!

what you’ll need:

• fabric (two 18” squares)
• thread to match fabric
• stuffing
• pins
• needle
• paper for template
• sewing machine

how to make it:

• create a template for the pillow by folding a piece of paper in half and cutting out a heart shape (ours was about 14 x 14 inches).

• stack the two pieces of fabric (right sides facing if it’s a patterned fabric).

• unfold the template and pin to the two layers of fabric.

• cut around the template, leaving a 1/2 inch seam allowance.

• unpin, remove template, and re-pin the pieces of fabric together.

• stitch around the edges with a 1/2 inch seam allowance, leaving a 3 inch opening.

• clip into seam allowance (without cutting seams) along the curves to ease turning.

• turn the pillow right side out and stuff, working with small pieces so that the stuffing is free of lumps.

• slip-stitch the open edge.

and just like that, you’re done!

because everyone could use a little extra love in their lives and february 14th gives us all an excuse to be a little more generous with our words and actions. you never know how much a thoughtful gesture will mean to someone! xo, bri

project by: bramble workshop for designlovefest
photos by: brittany wood
more DIY projects here 


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    Shelley says:

    Those are really cute and would be a sweet thing to give out during the ‘month of love’.

    Maureen SIM says:

    Such a cute idea! And I nice reason to get out the sewing machine!

    Leah says:

    Super cute! I am going to make these one each for my girlfriends 🙂

    Shelby says:

    These are adorable! If only I knew how to sew…. New years resolution?

    Megan Lynn says:

    I adore those pillows! So cute! 🙂

    Erin says:

    Cute! I think I could actually make that. I love that you include GIFs in your posts, btw.

    Alaine says:

    Love those and your dress in the photos! Where did you get it!?

    Oh they are super cute ladies!! Would make such a fun surprise for VDay 🙂

    brittany says:

    I love the pillows, but I must know, where is your dress from!?

    Cate says:

    Yes! Your dress?! Please tell us where we can get it.

    Hollie says:

    I’ve been looking at getting that same sewing machine! Do you enjoy using it?

    mari says:


    These look so easy. What a cute way to spruce up the place for valentine’s day.

    Ashley Nathalie says:

    These are so lovely!!

    Super cute style. They actually make me want to learn to sew 😀

    Katie Adams says:

    I love these pillows! So cute and perfect for Valentines

    Susan says:

    I love the pillows but also the chairs, any chance you could point me in the direction of those?

    Bonnie says:

    Great idea to surprise my 12 year old.
    Also great idea for groups to make for heat patients. Nothing like a soft heart to hold when your heart is hurting

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    Sarah says:

    I’m in love with these heart pillows, the colors as well xo.

    Anonymous says:

    very nice

    Micha says:

    These are so cute!! Making my daughter wipe some up for my Valentine’s Decor!

    Tifane Garbutt says:

    wow I am taking arts and craft sewing and i am really interested in the heart pillows i really love it

    tifayne Brakeman says:

    Sewing is the best when u know it all

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    Amanda Moor says:

    Interest idea and I am really glad to be here. I love decorative pillows and I am sure you will also love my: No Sew Pillow Cover With Old T-Shirt

    Gifts says:

    Lovely Valentine day gift idea.

    Anonymous says:

    A better way to smooth the outer curved seams on the heart shape is to cut small “V” shaped wedges a few centimeters apart. Also, using a rolled-up towel, you can press the seams from the inside. Much cleaner look. Adorable design.

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