Rosette Heart Pillow Tutorial

Not too long ago, Michelle got some wonderful rosette fabric in the store, in cremefuchsia, and turquoise.  Each color is sold in 12.5x12.5" squares for $3.99.  She sent Michelle, Marie and I each a square to work with.  Today, I'm going to be working with the creme fabric so here's a pic of the other two colors.

So are you ready for me to show you what I'm going to teach you how make?  A vintage inspired heart pillow.

Step 1:  The first thing you need is a heart template.  You can either freehand a heart and cut it out or you can print and cut one out.

Step 2: Fold your fabric so that the right sides are touching and then pin your template in place.

Step 3:  Cut around your template then remove the pins and set your template aside.  You should how have two perfectly mirrored hearts.

Step 4:  Pin your hearts together so that the right sides are touching and pin in place.

Step 5:  Using a 1/2 inch seam allowance sew 3/4 of the way around the heart.  Secure the beginning with a back stitch, but not the end.  Once you have sewn 3/4 of the way around smooth the fabric along the thread to make sure that there is no gathering.  Once everything is smooth back stitch the end.

Step 6:  Turn the heart right side out and stuff with fiber fill.

Step 7:  Turn the ends of the opening 1/2 inch inside the heart so that the right sides of the fabric are touching and pin in place.

Step 8:  Using a slip stitch sew the opening closed making sure that you start your thread inside the pillow so your knot is hidden.

Step 9: Embellish your heart.  I used a vintage safety pin and added a jewel and a metal heart.

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