Heart Pillows

 Everywhere you look, Valentine's Day projects are in full-swing.  Personally, I've never done a lot of decorating for this holiday, but I had some vintage fabric that was begging to be used and I was inspired.
First, I cut a pattern and grabbed some fabric. The first heart pillow was made using pieces of an old wedding gown I had bought for $2 many years ago.  My daughter loved to play 'Dress-Up' and it was just perfect for her.  After she outgrew it, I cut some of the satin, lace, and buttons and tucked them away.  
Those beautiful buttons were going to be a part of this pillow.  
After folding under the edges, they were pinned to one of the heart pieces.
After they were sewn on, the two pieces of satin were pinned together.
I used LOTS of pins because satin fabric is very slippery!
Sewn and turned.
Time for stuffing:
The opening was stitched closed and it was done.
But I really wasn't happy with it.  I didn't care for the gap.  So I gave it a few stitches.
Better!
I decided to modify the pattern.  Here's a photo of the original, followed by the modified version:




It was tested on some other fabric in my stash.
I can live with that!
It was time to cut another satin heart with some more interesting lace detail.  It needed a little trimming.
Then it was stitched on one half of the pillow along with a few buttons.
Sewn, turned, stuffed, and stitched closed:
It looks a little 'wonky' but it really isn't. You'll have to trust me!

My pillow-making project was done and I thought they looked pretty on this rocking chair. Eventually, they will probably end up on a bed. 

Do you go 'all-out' for Valentine's Day or do you ignore the holiday all together?  Maybe you add a few subtle touches.  Inquiring minds want to know so, do tell!    


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  1. Cute pillows - Love the idea of turning aWedding gown into a pillow!

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    1. Thanks. Patti. I think it's a great thing to do with an old wedding gown, after all most of them are just sitting in a box somewhere!

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  2. Very pretty. Reminds me of ring pillows you sometimes see at weddings with the lace.

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    1. Thank you, Lirtea. I'm glad you like them!

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  4. Gorgeous Ann! Love the detail and the buttons. For the millionth time... I wish I learned to sew! Never too late I guess. It's on my bucket list anyways. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you, Denise. Believe me, if I can do this, so can you. I learned to sew through 4-H and Home Ec class. It's safe to say, I can do basic sewing, nothing fancy. Give it a try - I'll be here cheering you on!

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  5. Your heart pillows are so pretty! What a great idea for recycling a thrift store wedding gown.

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    1. Thank you, Marie. When you think of all those wedding gowns sitting in attics, the possibilities are endless!

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  6. Oh my Ann these are gorgeous. Great use of that wedding dress. Pinned.

    Cindy

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  7. These are just darling and so perfect for the season, Ann!

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    1. Thank you, Kim....and it was a great Winter project!

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  8. Ann, these pillows are just lovely!

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    1. Thank you, Beth. They are a good winter project!

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  9. How pretty. Thank you for sharing on Classy Flamingos.

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  10. Congratulations! Your post was my Most Clicked at #OverTheMoon this week. Visit me on Sunday evening and see your feature! I invite you to leave more links to be shared and commented upon. Please be sure to leave your link number or post title so we can be sure to visit!

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  11. Ann,
    You are getting a double feature this week at Over The Moon Party. I picked your hearts before I knew that you were also the most clicked. Good for you!! Congratulations, you are being featured on Over The Moon Party. See you there. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2021/02/over-moon-linky-party.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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  12. So, so pretty! I love the romance of it all. I wore my mom's satin wedding gown with buttons all the way down the back for my own wedding some 50 years later. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

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    1. I still have my mom's gown, but it's in rough shape. It will be repurposed too - so much better than just sitting in a box. Thanks for stopping by, Kathleen!

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  13. THank you for sharing these over on the Farmhouse Friday link party. They are beautiful! Happy Valentine's Day. Hope you link up again!

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    1. I'm glad you like them, Cindy and I'm happy to share!

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  14. I love the vintage look of these pillows. What a great way to upcycle fabric. So glad you shared it this week at #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thank you, Donna. I have more fabric and a few more ideas. It's so much better than having it sit in boxes!

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