Easy DIY Heart Pillow with reverse applique


Are you looking for a fun and creative sewing project that will add a touch of love to your home decor? Look no further than this reverse applique heart pillow tutorial!

This is a quick and easy project, perfect for all levels. Reverse applique is a great way to feature a textured fabric (like teddy bear fleece) or to highlight a fun print.

– 1/2 yard quilting cotton fabric – 1/2 yard fabric for lining – 1/2 yard teddy bear fleece/minky – 18″ invisible zipper


Cut out the following fabric pieces: Front fabric – 18 x 18 inch Back fabric – 18 x 18 inch Lining fabric – 18 x 18 inch Fabric for heart – 13 x 11 3/4″


Place the front fabric and lining fabric right sides together. Trace the heart shape onto the lining fabric. Pin the two layers of fabric around the heart.

Cut out the fabric in the centre of the heart approximately 3/8″ (1cm) from the sewn line. Clip the remaining seam allowance about every inch around the curves of the heart and to the point at the bottom of the heart.

Pull the lining fabric through the heart so the outer and lining fabric are both right sides out (wrong sides together), easing out the heart shape at the centre. Press around the heart shape.

Place the piece of fabric for the heart centre on your table, right side up. Lay the cutaway fabric over the top, also right side up. Pin all the layers together.

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