Heart-Felt Love Pillow


A Lillie Mae’s Crafts original design by Brenda Greenwalt


Heart-Felt Love Pillow

Heart 7 inches, with hanger approx 11 inches


Read through all directions before beginning.

For illustrations of the different steps and techniques as well as the stitches visit my "Stitch 'n' Stuff" page on my website at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com








Supply List

Material:  Muslin, material for heart

Embroidery Thread:  Dark blue and yellow

20-gauge wireLight box or sunny window

Embroidery needle



Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Mechanical Pencil

For Staining – instant coffee, vanilla extract, fragrance oil, sponge brush, Paper towels and paper plates.  Optional – old cookie sheet, glass jar with lid, wax paper.


Suggested shopping for fragrance oils –

The Chemistry Store – http://www.chemistrystore.com

From Nature With Love – http://www.fromnaturewithlove.com

Save on Scents – http://www.saveonscents.com

Bramble Berry – http://www.brambleberry.com

To Die for Soap – http://www.todieforsoap.com



Heart Pillow:

#1. Print out heart pattern and trace on double layer material.

#2.  Sew on traced lines; do NOT leave an opening.  Cut out about 1/4 inch from sewn lines.

#3.  In the front of the pillow, cut a small slit for turning.  Clip curves and turn.  Press.

#4.  Stuff firmly and sew opening closed.

#5.  Stain with recipe and instructions given at the end of these directions.



#1.  Print out the stitchery pattern and trace only the outside box (bolded line) on double layer muslin.

#2.  Using a light box or sunny window, trace the inside stitchery pattern on only one layer of the muslin with a mechanical pencil.

#3.  With a double strand of the appropriately colored embroidery thread, backstitch the stitchery design; see illustration below.

#4.  Stain with recipe and instructions given at the end of these directions.

#5. Once dry, center over the front of the pillow, being sure to cover the hole left for turning, and hand stitch to pillow with a simple running stitch.

#6.  Cut a 4 inch piece of jute, form into a bow, and glue to upper left side of stitchery.



Cut a 20 inch piece of wire and stick through the upper back part of the pillow; just stick it directly through the material, for hanging.


Staining:  Combine ¼ cup instant coffee, 2 cups hot water, 1/4 cup Vanilla extract and ¼ teaspoon fragrance oil (Some of my preferred scents are cinnamon bun, sugar cookies, and vanilla) in a glass jar with lid.  Shake for few minutes until thoroughly mixed.  If the scent is not strong enough for your preference, add another 1/8 teaspoon of fragrance oil and continue this until the scent is to your liking.  However, I would suggest only adding 1/8 teaspoon of fragrance oil each time because if you add too much and the scent is too strong for you, you will have to start over.  Line an old cookie sheet with old rags and lay what you’re staining here.  With a sponge brush or spray bottle thoroughly coat.  Bake for 10 minutes at 250 degrees.  Check often as this can catch on fire.  If you have to bake longer, only bake at 5 minute increments and always KEEP checking the oven.   Store left over stain mixture in glass jar with lid for your next primitive project.



You're done with Heart-Felt Love Pillow.  I hope you enjoyed making it as much as I enjoyed designing it.  If you have any problems or questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email me or visit my "Stitch 'n' Stuff" page at http://www.lilliemaescrafts.com


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