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Heart Pillows from Fabric Scrapes

Today I’m combining my love of seasonal pillows and my waste-not attitude to create Heart Pillows from Fabric Scrapes that you will love.

The possibilities are endless as the pile of scrap fabrics you have on hand. This is an easy, no-sew project.

Because it’s Valentines Day soon, I decided to use red and white ticking scrapes for my heart pillow.

Materials Needed for Heart Pillow

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How to Make Heart Pillow From Fabric Scrapes

Begin by purchasing or making your pillow cover. This is an inexpensive pillow cover but looks great.

Place a protective barrier inside the pillow cover that is slightly larger than the size of the heart.

Add a protective barrier inside the pillow cover

Create a template for the desired heart size and trace it onto the pillow cover.

Use template to trace the heart shape on the pillow cover

Strip the scrap fabric into 1/2-inch wide pieces. The lengths can vary depending on your scraps.

Next, apply a bead of glue along the traced lines.

Apply in small sections to avoid drying.

Add permanent Fabric glue to adhere the scrap fabric to the pillow cover

Now pin a section of fabric at the tip of the heart, twist the fabric, and press it into the glue.

You can see a video version of this process here.

Start by outlining the heart shape with the ticking scrap fabric.

The Heart Pillow Scrapes come together

Continue filling in until there are no open areas of the heart. See all the detailed instructions below.

Fill in the entire heart with scrap fabric to form a heart shape on the pillow cover.

Scrap Fabric Heart Pillow Cover

Finished Heart Pillow Cover from Scrap Fabric.  Red and White Ticking Fabric Seasonal Valentine's Day Pillow

Detailed instructions & Supply List

Yield: 1 pillow

Heart Pillows from Fabric Scrapes

Heart Pillows from Fabric Scrapes

Simple inexpensive way to recycle fabric scrapes into a beautiful pillow.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 Pillow Cover 20x20
  • 1 Fabric Glue
  • 10 pieces Fabric Scrapes , This will vary based on the fabric length
  • 1 piece large card stock
  • 1 piece cardboard or large card stock
  • 4 Straight pins


  1. Determine the size of your heart, draw a template on card stock and cut your template
  2. Cut a 1/4 inch notch into the grain of the fabric approx. 1/2 inch wide
  3. Once you cut the notch, hold both ends of the fabric and rip the fabric into narrow strips.
  4. Place a piece of cardboard or cardstock the larger than your heart in between the pillow cover fabric.
  5. Trace your heart onto the fabric at the desired location using your template.
  6. Add a bead of fabric glue to the traced line of the heart. Add glue in small sections at a time to prevent it from drying out.
  7. Using a straight pin secure the end of one fabric stripe at the bottom of the heart and then twist the stripe and press into the glue.
  8. Continue around the edge of the heart and use a straight pin to secure any areas that don't want to stay in place.
  9. Once you have the outside edges complete, begin to fill in to the center of the heart. Keep each row close together so that you don't see the pillow cover fabric once the heart if completely filled in.


Note:  Cost is based on using left over, free fabric scrapes.  

Should there be open areas once the glue is dry, you can go back and fill in with additional scrapes of fabric.  

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 grams

Amount Per Serving Unsaturated Fat 0g

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If you enjoy Valentine’s Décor, you may like this Valentine’s Table and this Easy Garland.

I also used this Heart Swag to decorate for Valentine’s Day. See the tutorial here.

Beautiful for Valentines Day- Red and White ticking fabric heart pillow DIY project.

See Video Tutorial Here

Farmhouse Style Heart Pillow from Scrap Fabric. Easy Seasonal Pillow cover ideas.

These would also be cute with these tassels. See full tutorial here.

Check out these seasonal links if you want more scrap pillow ideas.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I look forward to sharing my next adventures with you.

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Jamie Butler

Thursday 19th of January 2023

If you had to guess, how much material did you use for the heart. I don’t have any scraps and so I will have to buy some. Thank you,


Saturday 21st of January 2023

Jamie, You need less than a 1/4 yard for sure. You can ripe up old cloths to make this project.

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Friday 4th of February 2022

Thanks so much sweetie.


Saturday 30th of January 2021

Thanks for the great info! I have so MANY SCRAPS of fabric I’m glad to have a way to use them.

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Saturday 30th of January 2021

Lisa, So glad you found this helpful.

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