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" or the Faux Chenille Bunny. I thought I'd create a tutorial on how to make a faux Chenille heart pillow.
DIY Faux Chenille Valentine Heart Pillow Tutorial

Putting together a faux chenille pillow takes a bit of time, but the end result is beautiful and super soft and comfy.  You'll love it!  Plus, it is a great gift for that someone special.  


DIY Faux Chenille Valentine Heart Pillow Tutorial

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Personally, my children have claimed it as their own, so I'm out of luck.  I may have to make several more just so I get a chance to snuggle up to this one.

DIY Faux Chenille Valentine Heart Pillow Tutorial

Materials Needed
1/2 yard of flannel in 2 designs/colors
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Step 1
Measure around your heart template.  The template I've provided measures 44" around.


DIY Faux Chenille Valentine Heart Pillow Tutorial

Step 2
Cut out a rectangle that is the length around the heart and 4" wide.
DIY Faux Chenille Valentine Heart Pillow Tutorial

Step 3
Cut out 4 layers of the heart template.  2 in one fabric and 2 in the other.  Next, stack them on top of one another with all the right sides up.  Pin them together.
DIY Faux Chenille Valentine Heart Pillow Tutorial   DIY Faux Chenille Valentine Heart Pillow Tutorial


Step 4
Begin stitching straight lines across the heart that are parallel to each other.  You can go diagonal, horizontal, or lengthwise.  Whatever you like.  Mix it up a bit for a fun look.
DIY Faux Chenille Valentine Heart Pillow Tutorial

Step 5
Take scissors and cut through the top 3 layers of flannel all the way across.  Repeat the Steps 2-5 with opposite side of the pillow.


DIY Faux Chenille Valentine Heart Pillow Tutorial


DIY Faux Chenille Valentine Heart Pillow Tutorial

Step 6
Take one of your heart sides and pin the rectangle piece around the raw edges of the heart. Stitch the rectangle to the heart.
DIY Faux Chenille Valentine Heart Pillow Tutorial

DIY Faux Chenille Valentine Heart Pillow Tutorial

Step 7
Pin the opposite side of the pillow to the rectangle.  Leave a 2-3" opening so you can add the poly-fil.  Stitch the rectangle to the heart.


DIY Faux Chenille Valentine Heart Pillow Tutorial


DIY Faux Chenille Valentine Heart Pillow Tutorial



Step 8
Turn the heart right side out.  STOP!!  Before you stuff it you must through it in the washing machine and then into the dryer.  Why?  This is what gives it that frayed chenille look.  Don't skip this step.

DIY Faux Chenille Valentine Heart Pillow Tutorial



Step 9
Once it is washed and dryer, you can now stuff it and stitch up the opening by hand or on your machine.  
DIY Faux Chenille Valentine Heart Pillow Tutorial


Now you have this soft and comfy pillow that everyone is going to rave about.  You'll also never get to cuddle with it yourself, so perhaps you should make 2 or 3 of them.  And hide one for yourself.


DIY Faux Chenille Valentine Heart Pillow Tutorial


But you see how fast and easy it was to make a Faux Chenille Pillow.  It would even be a great project for a beginner sewist.  Happy Sewing!!

DIY Faux Chenille Valentine Heart Pillow Tutorial

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