With Valentines Day right around the corner I decided that it was time to add a little extra love into the decorations around my house. Shortly after the decision was made I realizes that I own virtual nothing that is pink or Valentines related. Seeing as how red and pink are the main players in Valentines decorating I thought that maybe it was time to add a little pink into my life, along with a little extra love, by creating this chevron love pillow.
I started with some black and white chevron patterned fabric, a down pillow form. I prefer down because it always keeps it shape and can be fluffed back up after you use it. But regular fiber-fill pillow work just fine for this project too if that is what you prefer. Along with some pink and purple felt, though I only ended up using the pink one so the purple felt gets saved for another project!
Then I measured the size of my pillow and cut out 2 squares of fabric in the correct dimensions. I knew I wanted to attached the word “love” to the front side of my pillow and I have this yellow wood love sign so I just used it to trace the word on to my felt. You could also just print out the word using one of your favorite fonts and use that to trace the word on to your felt. Then I simply cut out the word I had traced.
Then I centered the word love into the front side of one of my pieces of chevron fabric and pinned it down. I attached it by sewing through the center of each letter on the sewing machine turning the fabric as I went.
To finish the pillow I just placed my two pieces of fabric together patterned side in and sewed 3 of the sides together, top, left and right. Along with about an inch at each of the corners on the bottom. Then I squeezed my down pillow form into its new cover and hand stitched the bottom together. And wa-la, a new Valentines Love Pillow!
When I set out to make this pillow I originally wanted to use gray chevron fabric but after a trip to all 3 fabric stores in my town I could only find this black and white chevron pattern. Chevron patterned fabric is really difficult to find here for some reason? If I would have planned ahead I could have ordered it online I guess. Anyone else having a difficult time locating chevron fabric where they live? Or is it just central Minnesota that has not decided to join the chevron craze?
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