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!
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.
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.
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:
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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