One of the easiest way to decorate for Valentines is with pillows. I am getting into pillow making and I found 14 Valentine Pillows. Most of them have free, detailed sewing patterns or tutorials. But as always, some are just so inspirational that if they have no tutorial, I will post them anyway, just for kicks and excitement. ‘’
Like them? Which cushion is your favorite?
Get the sewing tutorial below!
Crochet Heart Valentine Pillow
I added this pillow with the large crochet heart to this lineup of patterns, after one of my readers asked me what I’d made myself after finding all these other patterns. She loved it!
Design variations: Make it with or without the lacy edge. Replace the lace edge with a single crochet all around to create a modern version of this heart. Alternate colors row by row, for a more whimsical look or create a rainbow of colors. And while you’re add it, add pompoms.
Valentine Pillow à la Anthropologie
This is a rather true copy of a popular pillow design featured at Anthropologie. Very easy to make: cut hearts in about 4-5 different sizes but all the same shape and sprinkle these over a pillow case. Pin them in position, and sew them on, one by one. Easy project to also do when you don’t have a sewing machine. You could make the pillow case also, or just buy a set and add your heart embellishments.
And remember, for good design, details matter: black contrast-colored thread, frayed edges. Nice quality linen or cotton. Be sure to use tonal fabric colors to get a similar effect as Anthro.
How to Make a Friendship Bracelet with Yin Yang symbols
The original design is below. However this video explains it faster than the video tutorial featured on the website below.
However, for knot instructions and more details, the Friendship-bracelets.net website is quite useful.
Photo by friendship bracelets.net
Valentine Pillows Assortment
By My 4 misters and their sister. com. (Simple explanations, no tutorial.)
A tiny woollen Valentine Pillow Embellished Felt Hearts
This is one of my favorite Valentines Pillows as it’s so soulful. Full of shakti, what a great project to make, give or get.
By Martingale (free sewing tutorial)
Valentine Pillows with Hugs & Kisses
By Junejohnson.co (diy-decorate-valentines-day-xo-pillows)
(= Free sewing tutorial; similar pillows seen at Anthropologie.)
Fluffy Ruffle Heart Valentine Pillows
(no longer online)
Heart Valentines Pillow with French Word Art
This Valentines Pillow reads ‘ I love you‘ in French, written all over the heart. So romantic.
I love this pillow but it is no longer online. So, here’s the tutorial in a nutshell: 1) soak a piece of cotton in tea, wring it out, hang to dry. Cut out a heart shape that befit your pillow size. 3) Write your favorite love quote or ‘je t’aime’ a thousand time. 4) Stitch it onto your Valentine pillow. 5) Optional: embellish edges with a bit of embroidery thread.