"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Repurposed Valentines Pillow!

As most of you know I’m on a repurposing kick. Moving has caused me to look around and see what I have and where or for what I can use it for. If it doesn’t have a “purpose” it’s out a here.

So the other day I had an itch to sew something. Nothing major, just something. What’s the easiest thing to sew on the planet? Yeah, a pillow. It’s so easy I didn’t bother giving you a tutorial because, it’s a pillow people. Four almost  straight sides, some stuffing, done! It took me about 3 hours. Just kidding. Maybe a half hour total.

I didn’t want a lot of great detail with my pillow. Remember I wanted to do something quick and easy and something I would actually finish. So I scoured around and found some leftover shiny red fabric from my 40th party (hard to work with but I used it anyway) and some old off white curtains that weren’t going to make their way back on the wall in our new home (sorry).

I cut out a heart, sewed it to the top of the pillow. Then I stitched, stuffed and closed it up and this is my final product. Perfect? Far from it but I thought it was cute. I’m going to make another one to match.


Last year I made this pillow, remember?

heart pillow

Click here for the tutorial on that.

I hope this inspires you to look around at what you have and turn it into something fun. Let me know if you do. I’d love to see it.



  1. That is so cute!

    I love the idea of decorating for Valentine's Day... So festive! Makes me want to get on my brothers and sisters cutting out paper hearts and taping them up everywhere! :)

    My mom will really be thanking you... (hee hee hee!)

  2. So cute and a great idea! I need to do something like that that is easy and quick. Thanks for sharing it!

  3. Love it! For me, there is NEVER enough Valentines decorations!! Bring on the Love baby!!!

  4. Nice job my friend! You are so crafty! No wonder you love this holiday - with all the red & white!

    Big looks-like-a-well-made-and-very-*hearty*-pillow size hugs to you!! Get it?? Well?? LOL! Have a good night my friend! Love ya! :)

  5. Cute idea! Thanks for stopping by and smelling the roses.

  6. Cute! I can't sew to save my life! Even if it's just a pillow!

  7. Seriously? That's so cute! Between your post and Kathy's post how can I not be inspired to do SOMETHING today that uses a little creativity? Although I have no idea what that is! Maybe I'll color a picture in one of Faith's coloring books? NAAAAHHHHHHHH!
    Peace and blessings.


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