I’ve been loving the Valentine’s Day Bookcase Mantel and Felt Heart Garland that I made for our living room. It livens things up inside even though it is cold and miserable outside right now. The little felt hearts also inspired me to use some more for decorating our cozy little space.
One 30 minute sewing project later – I had made a cute canvas lumbar pillow cover with some of the felt hearts. Whiskey loved it!
The burgundy hearts perfectly match the colour of our winter couch cover right now, with a little punch of pink too. I’m not usually a pink person, but I have to admit that I love it at Valentine’s Day (and Easter too!)
To make the felt hearts sturdy and easy to sew, you’ll need to iron some fusible backing onto the felt. Cut a piece of the backing to fit your piece of felt, and place underneath the felt, with the glue dot side facing the felt.
Felt can melt from the direct heat of an iron, so protect it by placing a piece of scrap fabric over top of the felt as you iron it. It may take a while for the adhesive of the fusible backing to adhere to the felt, so continue to move around the iron, to prevent burning in one spot.
I made the hearts using the same method as these letters I used for the Holly Jolly Canvas Pillows at Christmas. Flip the fused felt over, so that the fusible backing is facing up. Make a heart template out of cardstock and trace the hearts onto the fusible backing. Cut out with sharp scissors.
I stitched the hearts onto the top piece before I made the cover, using the same method as I did with the Holly Jolly Canvas Pillows at Christmas. I then made the canvas pillow cover using my Simple Cushion Cover Tutorial.