Cross-Stitch Inspired Valentine’s Day Pillow Covers
ITEM # 4865884P3
Cross-Stitch Inspired Valentine’s Day Pillow Covers
ITEM # 4865884P3
Print Description
Crafting Time:
Weekend Project
Skill Level:
Intermediate

DESCRIPTION +

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 5/8 yard pattern fabric (large pillow)
  • 1/2 yard solid fabric (small pillow)
  • 1/8 yard pattern fabric (arrow applique)
  • 5 yards binding (or two packs)
  • 2 invisible zippers – 12"-14" & 7"-9"
  • 2 pillow forms, 14"×14" & 18"×18"
  • Thread
  • Cross-stitch thread (one length was used for both pillows)
  • Needle
  • Transfer paper
  • Heat transfer pencil
  • Pattern (use the file for Cricut® Explore™ in Design Space, or draw a 7"x5-1/2" heart on graph paper. Graph paper is a great way to make any cross-stitch design!)
  • Cutting mat
  • clear square ruler
  • roller blade
  • fabric weights
  • iron
  • heat n bond
  • sewing machine

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Cut fabric. Using a cutting mat, roller blade, clear square ruler and fabric weights, cut the pattern fabric for the 18"×18" pillow, into a 19"×19" square allowing for the seam, binding and invisible zipper. Cut the 14"×14" pillow fabric, 15"×15" square. (TIP: Use sticky notes to mark the edges of the size. Not only does this make it easier to see when cutting, but it also gives the fabric something to bump up against and help keep it from moving.)
  2. Heat Transfer. Using a heat transfer pencil, trace the design on transfer paper, as outlined in the paper instructions. Iron the design onto the fabric being careful to center the heart design and offset the arrow. (Tip: For the arrow pillow, using a ruler, draw a simple design as shown on transfer paper with a heat transfer pencil, flip it over and iron it on the fabric.)
  3. Handwork. Using all six strands of the cross-stitch thread and a needle, stitch the pattern on the fabric following the ironed on pattern. (Tip: Use the grain of the fabric to help keep the lines straight.)
  4. Applique. Once the stitches are in place on the arrow pillow, use Heat N Bond on a small area of the fabric you chose for the applique (following package instructions) and then fussy cut the triangles to get the best pattern. Iron the fabric in place and stitch around it.
  5. Baste Piping. Baste the piping into place on one side first or, if more skilled, place the binding, pin the fabric and stitch both sides at once.
  6. Sew. Sew around the edges of the pillow, being careful to leave enough space for the invisible zipper.
  7. Zipper. Place the zipper at the same side as the end of the binding. This keeps the closing points all together.
  8. Insert pillow. Fold the pillow in half and insert it into the cover, being careful not to rip the seams. Once inside, move corners to edges and rock center of pillow to redistribute the stuffing. Zip up and done.

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DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss Group #1 Pinks 8.7 Yds, 350 Medium Coral
DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss Group #1 Pinks 8.7 Yds, 3689 Light Mauve
DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss Group #1 Pinks 8.7 Yds, 347 Very Dark Salmon
DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss Group #1 Pinks 8.7 Yds, 209 Dark Lavender
DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss Group #1 Pinks 8.7 Yds, 776 Medium Pink
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DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss Group #1 Pinks 8.7 Yds, 3688 Medium Mauve
DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss Group #1 Pinks 8.7 Yds, 3326 Light Rose
DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss Group #1 Pinks 8.7 Yds, 211 Light Lavender
DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss Group #1 Pinks 8.7 Yds, 3328 Dark Salmon
DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss Group #1 Pinks 8.7 Yds, 315 Dark Antique Mauve
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DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss Group #1 Pinks 8.7 Yds, 3608 Very Light Plum
DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss Group #1 Pinks 8.7 Yds, 761 Light Salmon
DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss Group #1 Pinks 8.7 Yds, 352 Light Coral
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DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss Group #1 Pinks 8.7 Yds, 760 Salmon
DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss Group #1 Pinks 8.7 Yds, 957 Pale Geranium
DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss Group #1 Pinks 8.7 Yds, 3354 Light Dusty Rose
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DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss Group #1 Pinks 8.7 Yds, 3685 Dark Mauve
DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss Group #1 Pinks 8.7 Yds, 208 Very Dark Lavender
DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss Group #1 Pinks 8.7 Yds, 778 Very Light Antique Mauve
DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss Group #1 Pinks 8.7 Yds, 223 Medium Shell Pink
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DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss Group #1 Pinks 8.7 Yds, 225 Ultra Light Shell Pink
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DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss Group #1 Pinks 8.7 Yds, 3731 Very Dark Dusty Rose
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Coats & Clark Invisible Zippers 7" to 9"??
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:


DIRECTIONS:

  1. Cut fabric. Using a cutting mat, roller blade, clear square ruler and fabric weights, cut the pattern fabric for the 18"×18" pillow, into a 19"×19" square allowing for the seam, binding and invisible zipper. Cut the 14"×14" pillow fabric, 15"×15" square. (TIP: Use sticky notes to mark the edges of the size. Not only does this make it easier to see when cutting, but it also gives the fabric something to bump up against and help keep it from moving.)
  2. Heat Transfer. Using a heat transfer pencil, trace the design on transfer paper, as outlined in the paper instructions. Iron the design onto the fabric being careful to center the heart design and offset the arrow. (Tip: For the arrow pillow, using a ruler, draw a simple design as shown on transfer paper with a heat transfer pencil, flip it over and iron it on the fabric.)
  3. Handwork. Using all six strands of the cross-stitch thread and a needle, stitch the pattern on the fabric following the ironed on pattern. (Tip: Use the grain of the fabric to help keep the lines straight.)
  4. Applique. Once the stitches are in place on the arrow pillow, use Heat N Bond on a small area of the fabric you chose for the applique (following package instructions) and then fussy cut the triangles to get the best pattern. Iron the fabric in place and stitch around it.
  5. Baste Piping. Baste the piping into place on one side first or, if more skilled, place the binding, pin the fabric and stitch both sides at once.
  6. Sew. Sew around the edges of the pillow, being careful to leave enough space for the invisible zipper.
  7. Zipper. Place the zipper at the same side as the end of the binding. This keeps the closing points all together.
  8. Insert pillow. Fold the pillow in half and insert it into the cover, being careful not to rip the seams. Once inside, move corners to edges and rock center of pillow to redistribute the stuffing. Zip up and done.