How to make the little love heart shaped pillow in the picture below
The free pattern for the square love pillow is still available, leave a comment and I will send it to you as long as your email receives reply emails, otherwise I will have no way of contacting you.
This set was designed by me, it is for personal use only, please do not resell my designs on Etsy or any other sales website - please respect my copyright.
You will need:
Red and white craft felt
DMC red and white thread
DMC green thread
Red ribbon for trim
Silver 'made with love' tag or any charm
Cut out a 12cm square piece of red felt
Design your heart shape using paper first.
This heart measures 11cm from the base of the heart to the curve at the top,
it does not matter what size your heart is as long as you can fit the
word ' love' and the other hearts onto the felt.
Cut two large red hearts
Cut one white heart slightly smaller than the large red one
Cut one small red heart
Use two strands of thread for all of the stitching.
Stitch the little red heart to the white heart using blanket stitch
Now stitch the white heart to the red heart using blanket stitch
Stitch 'LOVE' in outline stitch
you can find a video here on the Needle N Thread blog.
I must admit I did not do mine exactly like the video shows but the
video shows the correct way to do it!
Now it is time to do the spider web roses, you can see how to
make these in my little tuffett pillow tutorial here
Stitch the leaves in green thread using lazy daisy stitch
Faby Reilly has a good tutorial on her blog here for the lazy daisy stitch.
The front piece of your heart should now look like this
Stitch the front heart to the remaining red heart shape piece for the back
using blanket stitch
Leave a gap for stuffing the pillow
Continue stitching the blanket stitch until the heart is closed.
Your heart is nearly complete, you are now ready to trim with red ribbon and attach
Or you could always trim with matchng cord made from DMC thread.
I do not have a tutorial showing how to make the cord , but there will be one eventually!
Your heart is now finished.
Here is the same set in a different colour for Mother's Day.
Other information surrounding this project can be found on my blog here at
Happiness is cross stitching.