Red heard shaped pillow is usually not something I use to decorate our house, but I decided to make this because I wanted to use it as a photo prop. Last year we did not do anything special for Valentine, but this year I want to have my daughter Momo's Valentine picture taken. Going to a photo studio is out of question, because Momo hates it...last time we went to a photo studio, I got pictures of her crying face:( Besides that I LOVE taking Momo's pictures, so we will be taking pictures at home.
First I was thinking of creating "LOVE" sign for Momo to hold. But who am I kidding? Momo is not going to hold the sign facing straight to the camera. I needed something Momo can play with and look good in the pictures. So here is the big red heard pillow!
Here is what I did to make this pillow:
I hand-drew heart shape on a piece of paper, then use it as a pattern to cut out 2 heart shapes. Also I measured the outline of the heart shape and cut long strip of fabric with this length + 1 inch for seam. The width for this strip of fabric I cut is 3 inches, that is the widest I could get from the fabric I had.
Sew the short ends of the long fabric together,
then sew 3 pieces together, with the long strip of fabric between the heard shapes. Leave a small opening large enough for your hand to go through. Turn the pillow inside out, fill the pillow and hand-sew the opening.
I ripped open 2 old pillows and use the filling in this new pillow. I normally prefer soft pillows, but I packed this pillow tight with filling to keep the heard shape.
I got this fabric from Joann. It has great texture, so perfect for a simple pillow. 1/2 yard was enough for me.
Now I need to hide this pillow from Momo until Sunday, when I will actually have time to take pictures of her. I do not want her to get tired of the pillow before the photo shoot... Momo does not sit still and pose for pictures...I am hoping she will give me at least 3 minutes to take her pictures when I give her this new pillow to play with.
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