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.

    wilma says:

    This instruction is fantastic! You should think about mastering machine button sewing if you need to sew buttons for several projects. You may utilize the techniques to complete any project or repair by reading this article to learn how to sew a button both by hand and with a sewing machine.

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