Cross-Stitch Inspired Valentine’s Day Pillow Covers

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ITEM # 4865884P3

Cross-Stitch Inspired Valentine’s Day Pillow Covers

ITEM # 4865884P3
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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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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.