Faux Chenille Valentine Heart Pillow Tutorial

February is a great month to craft.  Lots of hearts and the colors pink and red.  I've always loved Faux Chenille pillows.  You can see some of the first Chenille pillows I made here on the blog.  We called the "wave pillows".  I thought I'd create a tutorial on how to make a faux Chenille heart pillow.  It doesn't take much but it really is cute!

Faux chenille heart pillow

Materials Needed
Heart Pattern (free to download from our Resource Library)
1 yd flannel fabric (if you want to use 2 different patterns, you'll need 1/2 yd of each)
Poly Fiber Fill (amazon affiliate)
Thread

Heart paper pattern with sewing supplies

Step 1
Find the measurement around you heart pattern.  My heart measures 46" around.  Now cut out the band 46" in length and 4.5" wide.

Heart paper pattern and tape measure

DIY Faux Chenille Heart Pillow Pattern and Tutorial

Step 2
Cut out 8 flannel hearts.  You'll use 4 for the front and 4 for the back.

Paper heart pattern on fabric

Step 3
Place 4 hearts together all with right sides facing up.  This way when you cut you'll be able to see each of the designs.  Pin them together.
4 layers of fabric hearts

Fabric hearts pinned together
Step 4
Begin stitching on one side of your heart.  You can stitch whichever direction you want.  I just went diagonal.  However, on one side I did a diagonal half way and then switched to more of a horizontal.  You'll make these stitches 3/8" to 1/2" apart.
DIY Faux Chenille Heart Pillow Pattern and Tutorial
Step 5
Using scissor, cut down the center of each row.  Repeat steps 3-5 for opposite side of heart pillow.


DIY Faux Chenille Heart Pillow Pattern and Tutorial


DIY Faux Chenille Heart Pillow Pattern and Tutorial


Layers of hearts and pins


Step 6
Starting at the point of the heart, pin band around the raw edge of the heart.  Make sure your two ends match up.  Stitch your band around heart.  Stitch the ends of the band together.
DIY Faux Chenille Heart Pillow Pattern and Tutorial


DIY Faux Chenille Heart Pillow Pattern and Tutorial
Step 7
Stitch the opposite heart to the band.  Leave a 3-4" opening on one of the straight sides.  Clip your corners and trim edges

Fabric heart being sewn together


Fabric heart being sewing together

Step 8
Turn heart right side out.  Place heart in the washing machine and then dry.  This is how you'll get the "chenille" look.  You'll want to do this part before you add the fiber-fil.

Heart pillow without stuffing


Heart pillow with sewing supplies

Step 9
Add fiber-fil to your pillow.  Stuff it until you like the fluffiness.  Hand stitch the opening closed.

Pillow being stuffed

Pillow being sewn shut

Now you've got a great new pillow to add to your sofa, bed or just as decoration.  Plus, it is super soft.


DIY Faux Chenille Heart Pillow Pattern and Tutorial



DIY Faux Chenille Heart Pillow Pattern and Tutorial







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