Heart Pillow Gift Card Holder
Are you looking for a fun little place for Valentines gifts and gift cards? Try this heart pillow gift card holder! They come together quick and easy and they are great for beginners and experienced seamstresses alike.
Heart Pillow Gift Card Holder
This post was sponsored by Art Gallery Fabrics. They have provided the fabric for the project and the giveaway. Rest assured that I only work with companies whose products I use and love and I would never recommend something that I don’t adore!
Art Gallery Fabrics Fat Quarter Bundle – Heart Melodies
Heart Template – PDF (for cutting by hand) or SVG (for cutting with cutting machine)
To start you will print the heart template and cut it out.
You will need to cut two hearts for each pillow. If you are using the PDF file and cutting by hand, fold the fat quarter in half as pictured below and then fold it in half the other way (not pictured.) This will give you 4 layers. Pin the heart on as pictured and then cut around the rounded side to the bottom. Do not cut along the left (as pictured) side because you will be cutting your heart up.
Once you have cut it out and opened the fabric up you should have 2 full size hearts. I made a bunch as you can see:)
From the scrap that is left of the fat quarter we will make a little pocket for a gift card or even a ring box!! A girl can dream right!?!? Use a coordinating fabric, one of the reasons I love these bundles from Art Gallery Fabrics is that they all coordinate and you can’t go wrong no matter which prints you mix and match!
So you will trim the scrap down so that you have enough left over to press the edges in on all sides.
Now topstitch across the top edge only.
Pin the pocket onto the right side of one of your hearts. A little trick that I almost always use in sewing, I never try and make anything perfect. If I tried to line this up in the middle of the heart it would almost certainly be crooked. Therefore I try and embrace my imperfection and purposely make things not centered or straight. Then it looks like I did it on purpose and I don’t have to be super crazy about measuring and making sure I have it centered, lazy but effective!!
Topstitch around the other three sides to attach the pocket. Then place the heart face down on another heart. I made a lot and so I mixed and matched. I used a different fabric for the front and back. This is a personal design choice so go your own way. Use the same fabrics or coordinating, up to you!
You will want to pin all the way around. I put two pins in to show you where I want you to sew. Start at the blue pin and sew up and around the two curves of the heart and then down the other side to the black pin. Leave the bottom open for stuffing and turning out.
Once you have sewn the hearts together turn them out. Use a pen or a spoon or something to push the seams all the way out and make sure that the heart has all its edges and corners. Press, always press!! Then before you stuff it press the edges under on the parts that you left open (as pictured) this makes the last steps easier.
Stuff it. I used the fill that I listed above. You can get it Fiber Fill (this is that affiliate link we were talking about.) If you stuff it too full the last steps will be difficult. Use enough to show off the shape and make it soft but not so much that is makes it hard and super full. Clear as mud right?? Now since you already pressed the edges under all you have to do is pin the two sides of the heart together.
Top stitch around the entire pillow. Now you could decide to not topstitch the pillow and just go ahead and close the pillow by hand…but if you have been reading this post or seen any of my other posts you know how LAZY I am and there is no way I am picking up a needle to hand stitch. Therefore my pillows are top-stitched all the way around! Start by sewing the open parts of the heart together then you can move the fill around as you go to make the piece flat so that it is easier to sew.
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