I've been looking for striped fabric ever since I pined the beautiful striped bags in this post. I finally found what I was looking for at Ikea in red stripes and black stripes.
I'm a little embarrassed to admit where the inspiration for this pillow came from. I was flipping channels and landed on the movie, "Friday" long enough to see a character wearing a striped shirt with a heart on the front. I then quickly figured out that this was not my kind of movie (Wikipedia defines it as a stoner comedy-drama-buddy film) and moved on down the channel.
I guess inspiration really does come from the strangest places!
To make this pillow I cut a heart template from typing paper First-Grade-style by folding the paper in half and cutting half a heart.
Then I traced the heart onto some felt and cut it out.
I pined the heart in the center of my eighteen inch square of striped pillow fabric.
I set my machine to a zig zag stitch and sewed around the edge of my heart.
Finally I sewed my pillow top into a pillow cover with an envelope closure. I used white muslin for the back.
I think these pillows would look fantastic in a teen's room or a dorm room or even my room!