Tuesday, January 24, 2012

LOVE Burlap Valentine Pillow

My cousin Summer and I love to go to garage sales and antique shopping to find new treasures. Her newest obsession has been burlap pillows. With Valentine's Day a few weeks away I decided to make her a little pillow to sit out with LOVE. I liked it so much I had to make a second one for myself. Sometimes a simple design is the best.

I decided on a small pillow. My design started out with two 9x9 burlap squares. I used HeatnBond iron-on adhesive to bond my fabric. I am sure you have used this wonderful invention before, but if not, it bonds fabric to fabric. The adhesive nature makes it easier to hold something in place to sew. I did the letters L heart V E. I used a zig-zag stitch to further bond the design to the beige burlap.

Since the burlap was somewhat see through, I used a second fabric behind it. Make sure to face right side up of the fabric and face right side up of the burlap on top. (As shown below)

Then I folded it over, and sewed right sides of burlap togethe,r leaving a small opening to turn the pillow inside out. Next, I filled it was stuffing.

You can either hand stitch or machine stitch your opening closed. I hope my cousin likes her new pillow. I will drop off her surprise this week.

Can you believe our grass is still this green in Texas? It is raining today and in the 70's. I don't know if Texas realizes what winter is...surely it is to come.


  1. That pillow is precious! I really need to buckle down and learn how to sew! All of these cute sewing projects that I have been seeing don't make it any better!

  2. Oooo! I love it! :) I'm into making pillows lately so this could go on the list! I've pinned it on Pinterest!

    1. I pinned it and I did it! :) I'm posting about the pillow I made with this as my inspiration tomorrow! :) Please come take a look! x Thanks again for sharing your idea!

  3. Love them - so sweet!! This is going on my list too :)

  4. I love this !!!


  5. I love all things burlap, so I love this pillow!! Love the bright colors your chose, too! Perfect for V-Day! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  6. I am loving the burlap! What a fantastic idea :)

  7. I LOVE your pillow. Good luck from Bacon Time.

  8. Adorable! Featuring you today in my Valentine round up! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com


  9. I love this pillow! Burlap is so awesome! It's my favorite right now!! I would love you to stop by and link up at my party Friday Frolic!



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