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Heart Pillows from Fabric Scrapes

Heart Pillows from Fabric Scrapes

Y’all know I love changing out my pillows seasonally. It’s one of the least expensive ways to change up your decor. You also know that I’m a waste not kind of girl and love a good DIY project.

So today, I’m combining all of these loves to create Heart Pillows from Fabric Scrapes that you will love.

The possibilities are as 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.

Place barrier inside pillow cover

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

Trace Heart Shape onto the Heart Pillow cover

Strip the scrap fabric into to 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 fabric glue to begin creating your heart pillow.

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

You can see a video version of this process here.

Twist fabric strips and continue to fill in until you have a full heart pillow cover.

The Heart Pillow Scrapes come together

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

Continue to add scrap fabric until pillow is complete.

Scrap Fabric Heart Pillow Cover

Finished Heart Pillow Cover from Scrap Fabric

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

Notes

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.  

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


I also used this Heart Swag to decorate for Valentines Day. See the tutorial here.

Beautiful for Valentines Day


Farmhouse Style Heart Pillow from Scrap Fabric.

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


If you would like to see more scrap pillow ideas, check out all these seasonal links.

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

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Lisa

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.

rahrags@gmail.com

Saturday 30th of January 2021

Lisa, So glad you found this helpful.

Sarah @ The DIY Mommy

Saturday 23rd of January 2021

Just adorable! Your pillow turned out great, what a great project! Thanks for sharing!

rahrags@gmail.com

Sunday 24th of January 2021

Sarah, Thanks so much.

rahrags@gmail.com

Sunday 24th of January 2021

Sarah, you are so welcome.

Anne

Saturday 16th of January 2021

Oh my gosh! Love how these pillows look with those torn strips of ticking! What a great project, Rachel!

rahrags@gmail.com

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

Anne, Thanks so much.

Marie

Friday 15th of January 2021

Love the texture and dimension you created. Looks so pretty with the check pillows!

rahrags@gmail.com

Friday 15th of January 2021

Marie, Thanks so much. I'm so glad you like them.

Ana Ochoa

Thursday 14th of January 2021

Rachel oh my gosh! I'm going to have to try this!

rahrags@gmail.com

Friday 15th of January 2021

Ana, You should!! so easy to do.

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