Easy DIY Fleece Valentine Heart Pillow

If you can sew a straight line, then you could easily make this cute fleece Valentine heart pillow and you'll have it finished in 15 minutes. You don't need a sewing machine to make it but it's a lot quicker if you do.



The pillow can cost absolutely nothing to make or very little by recycling old clothing, fabric remnants, and dollar store supplies. If you've got young kids, you may just find the fabric you need in their pajama drawer!



If you can sew a straight line then you can make this adorable fleece heart pillow for Valentine's Day in less than 15 minutes. Sewing machine optional!

Easy Sew Heart Pillow For Valentine's Day

It all started when I found this fleece remnant in my fabric bin. I think it's leftover from a project my daughter made in high school. She's now married with two children so that tells you how long it's been sitting in the bin. There was enough to make the pillow and an upcycled tray for Valentine's Day.


If you can sew a straight line then you can make this adorable fleece heart pillow for Valentine's Day in less than 15 minutes. Sewing machine optional!

If you can't find heart fleece you could use a solid red fleece with white pompom trim OR white fleece with red pompom trim. The possibilities are endless for making this heart pillow and you're not limited to fleece fabric.



If you can sew a straight line then you can make this adorable fleece heart pillow for Valentine's Day in less than 15 minutes. Sewing machine optional!

What You'll Need To Make It

You'll need very few supplies to make the pillow, most of which you may already have. But if not, take a look in the remnant bin at your local fabric store or the clothing aisle at your local thrift store.


Supply List

Fleece or Fabric Remnant
White PomPom Trim (Dollar Store)
Polyester Fill
Matching Thread
2 Sheets Of Bond Printer Paper
Scissors
Hot Glue Gun

If you can sew a straight line then you can make this adorable fleece heart pillow for Valentine's Day in less than 15 minutes. Sewing machine optional!

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Make A Heart Shape Pattern

First, you'll need to make a heart pattern for the pillow. To do this draw one half of a heart shape on a sheet of bond printer paper. As pictured below, use the entire width of the paper (8 1/2-inches) and length (11-inches). Note this doesn't include a seam allowance.



If you can sew a straight line then you can make this adorable fleece heart pillow for Valentine's Day in less than 15 minutes. Sewing machine optional!

Heart Pattern Placement

You'll need two pieces of fabric for the front and back of the pillow. With the wrong side of the fabric facing towards you, fold the fabric in half. Set the half heart pattern along the fold line (as pictured below). Pin the pattern onto the fabric with the center of the heart on each fold.



If you can sew a straight line then you can make this adorable fleece heart pillow for Valentine's Day in less than 15 minutes. Sewing machine optional!

Cut Heart Pillow Fabric

Before cutting the fabric we need to add a seam allowance. I went with a large 1-inch seam allowance which will be trimmed later. In hindsight, a 1/2-inch seam allowance won't require trimming.



Measuring with a ruler, either draw the seam allowance directly onto the fabric or cut it as you go like I did.



If you can sew a straight line then you can make this adorable fleece heart pillow for Valentine's Day in less than 15 minutes. Sewing machine optional!

Sew Heart Pillow

Remove the pattern from both pieces and unfold each heart. With the good sides together, pin the wrong side of the front and back pieces together. Make sure to mark with pins a 4-6 inch opening for adding polyester fill later.



If you can sew a straight line then you can make this adorable fleece heart pillow for Valentine's Day in less than 15 minutes. Sewing machine optional!

Before we start sewing I thought I'd share a helpful tip. If you are of a certain age like me and struggle to thread a needle, then you're going to love this.


Pro-Tip

Hold a piece of white paper behind the eye of the sewing needle and it will magically appear before your very eyes. I always keep this little piece of paper on hand in the storage compartment of my sewing machine.



If you can sew a straight line then you can make this adorable fleece heart pillow for Valentine's Day in less than 15 minutes. Sewing machine optional!

Set your sewing machine to the straight stitch and sew along the seam allowance, making sure to leave that opening for the batting.



But if you don't have a sewing machine, stitch the pillow by hand with a short running stitch. It won't take very long for a pillow this size and it's a great task to do while watching your favorite television show.



Trim the seam allowance around the pillow to 1/2-inch. Remove the bulk around the curve by snipping perpendicular to the seam, making sure not to cut into the seam (as pictured below).



If you can sew a straight line then you can make this adorable fleece heart pillow for Valentine's Day in less than 15 minutes. Sewing machine optional!

Fill Heart Pillow With Batting

Turn the heart pillow right side out pushing the bottom point out with your finger. Stuff the pillow with polyester fill and fold the seam allowance in the opening together and pin.



If you can sew a straight line then you can make this adorable fleece heart pillow for Valentine's Day in less than 15 minutes. Sewing machine optional!

Hand stitch the opening closed with an invisible stitch called a ladder stitch. If you're unfamiliar with this stitch I found a great ladder-stitch video tutorial on YouTube that you may find helpful.



Add Pompom Trim

Run a bead of hot glue or fabric glue along the seam of the pillow and attach the pompom ribbon.



If you can sew a straight line then you can make this adorable fleece heart pillow for Valentine's Day in less than 15 minutes. Sewing machine optional!

That's it, fifteen minutes later we have a cute heart pillow for Valentine's Day.



If you can sew a straight line then you can make this adorable fleece heart pillow for Valentine's Day in less than 15 minutes. Sewing machine optional!

Here are some more heart shaped craft ideas for Valentine's Day that I thought you may like. This Easy DIY Valentine's Heart Wreath is made with a recycled scarf. While this Valentine Ribbon Wreath is made with red burlap and ribbon.



For more DIY heart day inspiration visit my Valentine Ideas Page or my Be My Valentine Board on Pinterest.



Thanks for stopping by the Interior Frugalista today! I hope you were inspired by this cute heart pillow idea. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comment section below or the Contact Me tab at the top to drop me an email. I love hearing from you!



If you enjoyed this Valentine craft, I'd be so thankful if you shared it with a friend and pinned it to your Valentine Decor Ideas or DIY Pillows board on Pinterest.




An easy handmade Valentine's Day Pillow idea. If you can sew a straight line then you can make this adorable fleece heart pillow with pompom trim in around 15 minutes. Sewing machine optional! #heartpillow #diypillow #bemyvalentine #valentinepillow

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  1. LOVE your heart pillow and I love sewing. Pinned!
    Have a great weekend,
    Kippi

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    1. Thank you Kippi! You'd have this easy pillow whipped up in no time. Thanks for the pin and a great weekend back to you. 😊

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  2. This is too cute, Marie! I would love to have these nestled in cozy places all over my house! <3

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    1. Thank you very much, Kristi! It was so fun and super easy to make. I have leftover fabric to make another.

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  3. This little fleece Valentine cushion is very sweet I love the fabric you chose, and of course the playful pom pom. Adorable craft.

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    1. Thanks Leanna, it was super easy and quick to make. I think I needed another one for the opposite side of the sofa.

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  4. This is pillow is adorable. I love the fabric you choose!
    You definitely need one more. One can never have enough pillows, right!

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  5. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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    1. Thank you for the pin and share, Marilyn, it's much appreciated!

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  6. Love it! Thank you for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party - you're going to be featured!

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  7. The pom-pom trim just makes this pillow even more adorable. Pinned. #HomeMattersParty

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