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Monday, January 21, 2013

DIY heart pillow

how to make a Valentine heart pillow with recycled fabric
Valentine pillows are easy to make with up-cycled fabrics. This red & white stripe thrift store top, inspired me to make some heart pillows to cozy up with!

HOW-TO:
Cut off shirt collar and sleeves. Cut apart front and back. Fold the front in half. 
Cut a heart shape just like making a large paper Valentine.
My first heart was a template for the rest.  
Place front sides together. Machine stitch the outer edges of your heart. Leave about four inches of the seam un-sewn. Right side your heart. Fill pillow through opening and hand stitch closed. 
I used bandana for the back of the first pillow and red sweater fabric for the back of the second.  

DIY heart pillow

DIY heart pillow made using recycled sweater and shirt fabrics
Happy Valentine's Day!
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77 comments:

  1. Genius idea.. These are so wonderful :)

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  2. From one Valentine's pillow creator to another, love the heart shape and stripes! http://organized31.blogspot.com/2013/01/repurposed-sweater-valentines-pillow.html?m=0

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    1. So glad you popped over! Love your monogram and "they smell sweet mom" lol!

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  3. These are fabulous! I love the purple one with buttons - too cute :)

    Have a great day!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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    1. Awe, thanks Stephanie! That one was tricky and I wasn't too happy with my result.

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  4. Too Cute! I should make some for my daughter whose birthday is Valentine's Day!

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    1. Awe that would be sweet. Just heard from another blogger her son's bday is Valentine's Day. His name is Dalan and he calls it Dalantine's day:) Thank you for stopping by:)

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  5. The pillows are such a cute idea for valentine's day, esp. being made out of old clothes and I think I love your bench even more. So cool! Thanks for stopping by Quirky Vistas and following. I'm following you as well now.
    Liz

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    1. Thanks Liz. That bench was a spontaneous purchase at the Christmas Tree shop:)

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  6. What darling little hearts!! This is the perfect way to up-cycle some colourful clothing. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog, Queen Bee Creative Me. I'm your newest follower, too. Looking forward to more crafty projects form you!

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    1. Awe, thanks! Those stripes are pretty crazy!!! Glad i had a project for them:)

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  7. I am featuring your Etsy Store Chalkboard cup tomorrow on Made in a Day! I love these pillows too! See ya there!
    Kim

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  8. Sew, sew cute! I would not have thought to use the purple shirts and they are darling with the red. Especially love the one with the pin tucks. The sugar sack is so fun too! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  9. They are so cute. Thanks for stopping by and joining!!! Dianntha

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  10. Darling pillows. I am so happy you commented on my post since I know I will enjoy your posts. These heart pillows are so darling. I am also a new follower of yours as well.
    Dawn

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  11. Hi Michele! Thank you very much for your comment on my blog. So nice blog you have here, you've godt a new follower on Bloglovin. Beautiful Pillows, love them!

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  12. Wooooooooow!
    This is happiness!
    I love it all and thanks for the great inspiration - I guess that saving T-shirts all summer long has payed up to the fullest :)

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    1. Go figure those old shirts have a purpose. Thank you for popping in:)

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  13. These are so totally cute..I love the group of them together...so fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog & following me..it's always so exciting to get new followers...really makes my day :)

    Kelly @ Babiole de Windsor

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  14. Oh boy! You got a bunch of cuties, I love them all! The purple and red go so well together, and the sugar sack is adorable too!

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  15. thank you for stopping by my blog leaving your sweet comment Michele. so glad to have found you. you have such a lovely place here with so many adorable projects. your pillows are sooo pretty. love them all!
    rita

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  16. I love upcycling thrifted clothing and textiles too. Your pillows came out great! What a fun punch of color to brighten up a room. I'm your newest follower on FB, Google, and Linky. Hope you'll follow back. Thanks for the inspiration :)
    Lynn at Cottage and Creek
    www.cottageandcreek.com

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    1. These are adorable! Thanks so much for stopping by Sew-Licious Home Decor! I look forward to seeing you again!

      HUGS,
      Marti

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  17. Love your heart pillows! Absolutely too cute!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  18. I really like these! Hearts, hearts and more hearts. I love the purple one with the buttons, it is lovely. I am now following you and I would love for you to link this creative project up with me at my new blog hop "Inspiration in Progress". If you have time of course, I would love to have you. http://onecreativeprocrastinatinggal.blogspot.com/

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  19. Thank you so muh for your lovely comment;)
    And thanks for following!
    Ich love your pillows, so sweet and pretty;)
    And you have a new follower too!
    Love and hugs fro Germany...

    Lydia

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    1. Awesome!!! So cool your follow all the way from Germany:)

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  20. Very cute...I'm going to have to start think outside the box and looking for sweaters and interesting material to make pillows :)

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  21. Cute heart pillows! I'm definitely pinning these! I also wanted to inform you that my blog has moved to a new url. I hope you'll follow me at the new web address!

    T'onna @ http://usscrafty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

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  22. I *heart* these pillows. The red striped one is my favorite too. The bandana on the back, such a great touch. I love that your husband says the purple one is Parisian. That's adorable.

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    1. Thanks Amy. They certainly have some pow! But the purple one got him:)

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  23. :D Your heart pillows are making me smile today. LOVE them, and of course since red and white is my favorite color combination, I love the striped one!

    Linking from Share Your Cup Thursday,
    Ricki Jill

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  24. I'm so in love with these pillows! I had to pin this:) Thank you for showing this off at Whimsy Wednesday!

    Kelly from Smart School House
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SmartSchoolHouse
    Twitter:https://twitter.com/SmartSchoolHous

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  25. Love the Pillow! Thanks for linking up to Talkin’ About Thursday - http://designeddecor.com/talkin-about-thursday-link-party4/
    DeDe@DesignedDecor

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  26. My favorite is the bandana one! It's great that you were able to turn cast off clothing into cute pillows.

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  27. Omigosh these are soooooooo adorable Michelle!!!! Thank you heaps for stopping by and commenting on my blog. I'm following you now xx Nat
    Oh - giving you a shout out on my FB page http://www.facebook.com/NorthShoreDays

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  28. So cute, I love the purple stripes!

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  29. Hey! This will be featured today on Smart School House for Whimsy Wednesday! Your feature and the new party will go live soon. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week! You are fabulous!

    Kelly from Smart School House
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SmartSchoolHouse
    Twitter:https://twitter.com/SmartSchoolHous

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    1. Awe, sweet Kelly:) I'll be sure to stop by!!!!!!

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  30. CONGRATS!!! You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! Come on over and grab you featured button, you deserve it!
    http://thediydreamer.com/from-dream-to-reality/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-52/

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  31. Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog tonight! http://www.mygirlishwhims.com/2013/01/your-whims-wednesday-96-and-features.html

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  32. Your pillows look great and I love the fact that they are made from pre-loved clothes. My favourite is the purple one with buttons.

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  33. That is a lot of cuties!! Great up-cycling! My favorite is the bandanna one too ;)

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  34. I saw this in Pinterest and I just had to feature it on my blog!

    http://normagiannoni.blogspot.com/2014/01/favorite-valentines-day-crafts-and-decor.html



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    1. You are too sweet! Thank you so much. Following you now on Pinterest and stopping over:) Hugs

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  35. This is so pretty. I love that you made it using a thrift store find! I spotted this from a pin in my feed and would love to have you add this to the Spring Craft Blog Hop http://acrosstheblvd.blogspot.com/2015/01/spring-craft-blog-hop-valentines-day.html

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  36. Great to see you lovely crafts added to the party. Thank you for sharing. Pinned and Tweeted.

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  37. I love these pillows, and have to make me one before Valentine's Day gets here! Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up at Totally Terrific Tuesday!

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    1. Awe, you should. I made my daughter one and she and her hubby fight over it:) I made two for me and I don't share them, lol<3

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  38. Awesome tutorial! These would be perfect in my daughter's room! Pinning and sharing! Thanks for linking this up to Totally Terrific Tuesday last week. I can't wait to see what you have this week! Party goes live tonight at 9pm CST!

    Sharon
    herorganizedchaos.com

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