I’m not a fan of Valentine’s Day, also not a fan of Valentine’s day crafts. Right now, they are everywhere and I can’t seem to escape it. But, you know what else happens on February 14th?! It’s the anniversary of the day Wayne’s World was released! One of my top five favorite movies of all time. So, what does this have to do with this heart pillow?
Well, I made this tote bag a few years ago and it’s still hanging in my craft room and I’ve been playing Wayne’s World on repeat on my computer for the last few days… This tote reminds me this scene at Stan Mikita’s.
So, I thought I’d make another one, but in a pillow version, to express my distaste for this ridiculous holiday. I’ve included the template so that you can make one, too. I mean, I can’t bring down this holiday on my own.
I made this pillow using a sewing machine and a serger. There are several ways to make one of these – you can check out my Hot Air Balloon Pillow Cover, made the same way using a sewing machine and a serger; or my Anthro-Inspired Heart Pillow and Easy Envelope Backed Pillow Cover, both made using only a sewing machine. Each one of these posts explains in detail how to complete the pillow or pillow cover so I’m just going to run through how to make the heart design on the front.
Right click the above image, save it to your computer and print it out at your desired size. Grab some Heat’n Bond and trace the shapes onto the paper side of the Heat’n Bond.
Cut out your little pieces and make sure you number them, otherwise you may end up with some other kind of organ. Plan out your fabrics and then iron the Heat’n Bond onto the wrong side of the fabric. Trim the shapes and lay out them out to create the heart. The fabric heart will be a reverse image of the drawing. I think the one on my tote bag is backwards. My bad.
Peel off the paper backing and lay the shapes out on your pillow fabric, overlapping slightly, and iron into place.
I left off shape number 5 and 6 in order to complete the stitching on shapes 3 and 4.
Pick a starting place and go for it. Just use your machine to “trace” around the shapes. I like to go over mine a few times to give it a “hand-doodled” look. After I “traced” shape 3, I added shape 5 on top and then stitched around it.
Keep goin’ until it’s all outlined. There are no rules here. Just go for it. If you aren’t familiar with free-motion sewing, check out this post for a few tips.
Close up your pillow or pillow cover using your method of choice. Boom. Look how easy that is!
I’m pretty sure that this is exactly what my heart looks like in an x-ray.
“Yeah, I know what you’d like to do. You’d like to find Valentine’s Day…. rip it’s still beating heart out of it’s chest and hold it in front of it’s face, so it can see how chocolate it is before it dies.”
“Well…. the world’s a twisted place.”
Wishing you all a lovely Wayne’s World day. Getcha some coffee and crullers, stat.