Cross My Heart Pillow Tutorial

Who hoo!!! It’s February!!!  The month of LOVE!!
**actually the real reason I’m excited is we are one month closer to spring!!!!!***

I love Valentines day! We have a fun family dinner, and go all out decorating, the kids make each other valentines and I cook a special meal that everyone will like to eat. We eat in the Dining room on the fancy china!

I’ve got a few projects to share with you to get ready for the big day! So let’s start things off with….

Cross My Heart (and hope to die, stick a needle in my eye)… Pillow!

To begin you will need:

1 12×16 pillow form
1/2 yard linen colored heavy weight fabric (decorator weight, like you would use for drapes or pillows..) all of my fabric came from IKEA
scraps of 3 different red fabrics
embroidery floss
a heart to trace
1 3/4 yards pom pom trim
Heat n Bond Lite

Trace 3 hearts onto heat n bond light. Cut out and iron onto 3 different scraps of fabric.

Cut out.

Cut 2 pieces of your solid fabric to 12×16.
Pin hearts onto pillow in a spot that you like.
Remove pins and iron hearts on.
Stitch around each heart. About 1/4″ in from the edge. Go slowly…
Use a ruler and mark the center of the middle heart. Mark the center top to bottom and side to side.  Using a water soluble fabric pen. Mark and “x” through the heart.
Stitch with white embroidery floss through the heart.
Pin and sew pom pom trim to edge of pillow front around all 4 edges.  Make sure you pivot as you go around the corners.
Take the 2nd piece of 12×16 fabric. Lay it onto top of pillow front right sides together.  Stitch together along the same stitching line you used to stitch on the the trim. Leave a 6″ opening on one side to turn pillow right side out.
Turn right side out.
Place into pillow form.
Pin opening and slip stitch closed.
Voila! You’re done! It’s quick and easy and can be done in no time!



Melissa Mortenson is the author of the Polka Dot Chair blog which is in its 7th year of sharing fresh and creative ideas with readers. She is the author of “Project Teen, Handmade Gifts your Teen will Actually Love”. Her first fabric line “Derby Style” debuted in January 2015 through Riley Blake Designs. A mom of 3, she considers herself lucky to be living in Kentucky.


  1. says

    Aww, this is so cute! Thanks so much for sharing, I’ll be linking.

  2. says

    Love it! What a darling pillow. Thankfully I have another darling pillow you made, so I don’t have to actually make one myself. One day I swear I’ll find the time!

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