Monday, March 7, 2011

V and Co tutorial: gathered heart pillow

Don't you love this tutorial? I hope you like it as much as I do! Via V and Co.
Materials needed:
a strip of pink or red fabric approx size of 6" by 12"
two squares of muslin (i used sandcastle fabric i had on hand in my stash) cut to around 10" by 10".
first you are going to put your machine on the running stitch. mine is a #5.
sew a 1/4" seam along both of the long sides of your pink fabric.
**while you are sewing your running stitch, hold slightly your thread up above, by the spool of thread. this will create your gather as you go.
do the same thing to the other side.
here is what your gather should look like.
next you are going to take your muslin square
and you are going to place right side facing away from you, the gathered piece of fabric on the wrong side of your fabric.
pin in place and then sew around your square.
next with a washable pen either free hand a heart (which is what i did), or make a template by folding in half a piece of paper and cutting a heart half on it, open up and trace your heart onto the right side of the muslin.
next sew on your heart line.
now to make sure you don't cut any part of your gather, gently separate your muslin from the gathered fabric behind it.
with scissors, cut an opening, and then continue (making sure you don't cut any of your gathered fabric!) to cut close to your sewn edge of the heart.

cut down your muslin if you want a smaller pillow, and cut the backing square to the same size, place right sides together, sew all around all four sides leaving an opening at least 4 inches wide in one side for stuffing.

turn right side out, stuff with poly fill, and hand stitch closed.
all done!
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  1. Hi blackbird 4 from sb here I like your cushion 'specially the way you did the heart shape

  2. wonderful tutorial!
    ~unvlmom~ from swap-bot following and linking your blog on mine

  3. Such a lovely tutorial, I need to try and make a few!

    probadia on swapbot

  4. I totally heart your blog and the fact that you love pink as much as I do! I'm following now! (Pink Stitches from swapbot)

  5. Hi it's Scamp from Swapbot here, following you through the Blog Followers #2 swap. That heart cushion is gorgeous, and the tute makes it look so easy to make. :)

  6. What a great pillow! Makes me wish even more that I could sew! (AsAlwaysAngela on SB).

  7. Very pretty!
    I'm following you back

  8. What a great tutorial! I might give this one a shot - it may help me get over my fear of using my sewing machine! :)

    I'm now following you! I'm happy to have found your blog via the Swap Bot Blog Followers #2 - my fiance and I just bought a house and we're always looking for new decorating ideas! :)

    I'm also in the process of making a blog post that contains a link to your blog and a small description! It will be posted very soon!

    Thanks so much :)

    "loolie" on SB

  9. Eek thats so cute!!! I cant wait to see more posts aboput making more cute pinky stuff hehehe!!! Oh Im following you on my twitter!! My other one doesnt work for some reason TT^TT! Ichigoshortcake from swapbot! xxxxx

  10. So adorable!!! I'm going to have to try it!!! Thanks for sharing!!! Take care and happy swapping.

    Kendra (hxckendra) from Swap-Bot

  11. That turned out beautifully! I may have to dig out my sewing machine again.

    Have a great day,
    Phoerauf from Swap-Bot


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