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--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.

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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.

HUGS!

8 comments:

  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!)

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

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

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  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! :)

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

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

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  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.
    Jeanine

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