How to Make a Heart-Shaped Pillow with Chain Stitch Embroidery (Easy DIY Tutorial)

How to Make a Heart-Shaped Pillow with Chain Stitch Embroidery

Are you looking for a fun and easy sewing project that will add some charm and coziness to your home? Do you want to make a thoughtful and personalized gift for someone you love? Do you love embroidery and sewing? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you will love this tutorial on how to make a heart pillow with chain stitch embroidery. A heart pillow is a cute and cuddly accessory that can brighten up any room. You can make it in any size, color, or fabric you like, and customize it with decorations or embroidery. It’s also a great way to use up some scrap fabric and practice your sewing skills. Chain stitch is one of the most versatile and popular stitches in embroidery, as it creates a lovely textured effect and can be used to fill shapes, outline designs, or write words. In this article, I will show you how to make a heart pillow with chain stitch embroidery step by step, with a free pattern. You will learn how to cut, sew, and stuff a heart-shaped cushion, and how to embroider it with chain stitch using your own hands. You will also find some tips and tricks to make your heart cushion look neat and professional. Whether you want to make a heart pillow for yourself, for your kids, or for your sweetheart, this project is sure to make you smile. Let’s get started!

“Materials You Need for a heart shape cushion”

Paper

Thread

Fabric you can use any type of fabric, i am using velvet

Tailor’s chalk

Golden thread

Cotton or polyester filling

Tools

Sewing machine

Scissors

Crochet hook or embroidery needle

Embroidery hoop

“Steps to Make the heart shape Pillow”

Step1:

Fold the paper and draw a half heart shape on a paper.

A printed sewing pattern for a heart-shaped pillow displayed on a wooden surface, surrounded by fresh flowers and leaves, illustrating the chain stitch embroidery technique.

Step 2:

Cut the paper with the help of the scissors and open the fold paper.

A heart-shaped cutout revealing printed text, surrounded by a brown paper texture, placed on a rustic wooden surface adorned with dried poppy pods and purple flowers, representing the process of making a heart-shaped pillow.

Step 3:

Now place pattern on a fabric and draw a heart shape with help of tailor’s chalk.

A heart-shaped outline on a purple background, surrounded by dried flowers and leaves, perfect for a DIY heart-shaped pillow tutorial.

Step 4:

Place the fabric in embroidery hoop.

A heart-shaped pattern outlined on a purple fabric, placed in an embroidery hoop, surrounded by dried flowers and leaves on a wooden surface, for making a heart-shaped pillow.

Step 5:

Now is the time to do chain stitch embroidery and enhance its beauty.

A heart shape outlined with chain stitch embroidery on dark blue fabric, framed in a wooden embroidery hoop, placed on a rustic wooden surface surrounded by dried flowers and leaves.

Step 6:

Fill the heart shape using chain stitch embroidery. You can use either a needle or a crochet hook for this stitch. I like using a crochet hook because it’s quicker and easier.”

A heart-shaped pillow with intricate chain stitch embroidery, laid flat amidst a rustic setting of dried flowers and wooden textures, showcasing the art of making a decorative and cozy heart shape pillow.

Step 7:

Cut fabric for the backside of the heart cushion using the paper pattern as a guide. It should be the same size as the front. Embroidery is optional for the back side. I am leaving it plain.

A heart-shaped cutout on a piece of paper, next to scissors and flowers, representing the initial steps of making a heart-shaped pillow.

Step 8:

Stitch the both sides together with the help of sewing machine.

Two heart-shaped fabrics, one in solid blue and another with green textured patterns, displayed on a rustic wooden background adorned with dried flowers and leaves, ideal for a DIY heart shape pillow project.

Step 9:

Make a small opening in the back of the cushion to fill the cotton or polyester filling.

Hands carefully stuffing a dark purple, heart-shaped pillow with soft white filling on a decorative tablecloth, a step in making a homemade heart-shaped pillow.

Step 10:

Now stitch this opening with help of needle and thread.

Hands skillfully sewing a dark purple, heart-shaped pillow with a golden border, illustrating a step in the process of making a heart-shaped pillow.

Step 11:

Repeat the all 10 steps for small cushion.

A cozy and decorative heart-shaped pillow with a smaller heart cushion attached to the center, creating a lovely contrast and texture.

Step 12:

Connect the small cushion to the big cushion’s front by sewing them together with a help of needle and thread.

Hands skillfully connecting a small  golden heart-shaped cushion on the front of the big cushon.
Hands skillfully connecting a small  golden heart-shaped cushion on the front of the big cushon.

Step 13:

Embroidery is optional for making a cushion. Your cushion is finished and ready to use, whatever you decide.

“Tips and Variations”

  • Some embellishments on the sides of the pillow can enhance its appearance.
  • A heart shape cushion is possible to make without any embroidery.
  • A lovely way to personalize your cushion is to stitch the name of a loved one on it.

Final words

“And that’s how you make a heart-shaped pillow with chain stitch embroidery. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and learned something new. This pillow is a great way to express your love and creativity. You can make it in any color, size, or design you like. You can also use other types of embroidery stitches or embellishments to make it more personalized. You can use this pillow as a cushion, a decoration, or a gift for your loved ones or yourself. Let me know how your pillow turned out in the comments below. I would love to see your creations.”

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