Why wait till February 14th, we can make every day as romantic as Valentine’s Day. I designed and sewed a heart Chenille Valentine Pillow for my living room and couch. I can hug the pillow with love, just like hugging my loved one everyday!!!
This heart chenille valentine pillow is soft and fluffy, nice to touch and warm to hug…. the photo is self-explanatory.
Sew one today and let the 365/year be valentine’s day every day! Remember, love yourself like loving everyone in your life.
“February is always full of pink and red colors, surrounded by roses and chocolates, fine dining with champagnes and candlelight, with hearts flying all around… love is in the air. The world belongs to 2 of us, no kids to interrupt, no errand to run, just only 2 of us, so peaceful and romantic….. mmmm…how wonderful!!!”
Wait! Who is tapping my shoulder and shaking me? No, wait……. poof… all those sweet dreams just gone. Sigh… I am back to my real world.
Happy Valentine’s Day, Cheers!!!!
Heart Chenille Valentine Pillow
Finished Dimension: 18″ (W) x 18″ (H)
Heart Pattern: Download pattern here.
1. Flannel [20″ x 20″] – pink = 2 pcs., white = 2 pcs.
2. Flannel [9″ x 9″] – red = 2 pcs.
3. Muslin or cotton [20″ x 20″] – white = 1 pc.
4. Fabric [10 1/2″ x 10 1/2″] – printed = 2 pcs.
5. Zipper [15″] – 1
6. Plain white paper [US letter size] – 1
7. 18″ square pillow form
1. Sewing machine
2. Overlock machine [optional]
3. Chenille cutter or slash cutter [come with 1/4″ guide for curved slash cutting]
4. Sewing needle and pins
5. Erasable fabric marker
7. Sharp point scissors
Seam Allowance: 1/2″
Place the heart on the muslin base, align the center lines, pin and trace with a fabric marker.
Remove paper heart.
Draw 45° lines on the muslin 1/4″ apart, invert the direction on the heart portion. [scroll down to view photos below for the visible lines.]
Place a layer of white flannel on top of the trimmed pink/red heart, followed by a red flannel, then, a pink flannel.
Repeat the sewing on the heart, trimming the pink and red flannel around the heart line.
Turn the work to the flannel side, cut an opening with a pair of sharp point scissors.
Cut only the flannels and not the muslin base.
You may use slasher or chenille cutter to slash the flannel.
If you are using the slash cutter that comes with a long straight guide like what I am using, you will need to use scissors to cut those unreachable areas.
Prepare the materials of the zipper side of the pillow.
I layered a muslin to the not-so-thick back fabric to make it thicker, sew them together within the seam allowance.
Sew the zipper side of the pillow our preferred way or by following the below tutorial.
Place the back fabric together with right side facing each other.
Make a stitch about 1″ from the top and 2 1/2″ from the side edge. Repeat to the other side.
Use the longest stitch length, sew the line between the 2 1/2″ you have just made. This is a temporary zipper closure to make zipper installation easier and neater.
Turn to the right side, the photo shown is the chenille hear valentine pillow cover before washing.
Throw the pillowcase into your washing machine and wash with cold water, rinse, and dry. The chenille effect with pop up immediately upon the wash. Or, you can brush the pillow with a soft brush to create the chenille effect instead of washing it.
Insert the pillow form into the cover and your Valentine pillow is ready to serve its purpose for the most romantic day/night of the year.