A sweet DIY heart pillow with pocket for Valentine’s Day.
Hello there. It’s been a while.
Two weeks of nursing, changing diapers, postpartum mood swings, gazing nonstop at my sweet baby’s face, and just beginning to figure out how to balance the needs of an active four year old and a newborn.
Thank goodness for wonderful friends, family, and dinners delivered to our doorstep!
Today I wanted to share this—a heart pillow with pocket I made for Maia.
Heart Pillow with Pocket
The day Daphne was born I woke up at 4:30 in the morning with mild contractions. Unable to sleep, I turned on my bedside lamp and thumbed through Amanda Soule’s book, Handmade Home, a gift from a friend at my blessingway the week before.
I came across the “family heart” and knew that I had to give one to Maia when we left for the hospital. So, early that morning, while Harry and Maia were still sleeping, I sewed her a heart pillow with pocket for love notes.
It was an easy project, finished before the rest of the house was awake. I sewed through mild contractions full of love for my daughter whose lifeI knew was about to change with the addition of a sister.
- First, cut two heart shapes out of fabric. Cut pocket as well.
- Then, sew the pocket onto one of the heart fabric pieces.
- Place fabric right sides together and sew heart, leaving a 1 inch gap for stuffing.
- Turn fabric inside out and stuff. Whip stitch the remaining seam closed.
A special gift
That afternoon we dropped Maia off at a friend’s house, the heart pillow with pocket tucked into her overnight bag, and headed to the hospital. Daphne was born soon after and I became a mother of two; Maia a big sister.
MORE VALENTINE’S DAY PROJECT IDEAS
If you enjoyed creating this heart pillow with pocket, then try this heart pillow printmaking project.
Want more ideas? Click here for 30 Valentine Crafts and Activities for Kids (with a FREE printable list!)
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