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Hearts-A-Lot Burlap Pillow Cover

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Good Morning and welcome back!  We’re very excited to bring you another round of projects from our bloggy buddies with the Silhouette Challenge Group!  Today’s theme is {FABRIC}!  Don’t worry if you’re not a professional seamstress, I can bearly thread my own machine {LOL}.

For our project, we chose to do a {HEART} themed burlap pillow cover and it turned out amazing!  It’s been the perfect addition to our Valentine’s décor and it was super easy to make!

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Before we dive into the tutorial, be sure to stop in and check out all the other wonderful projects today, you are sure to find some crafty inspiration!

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No-Sew Valentine’s Day Pillows by A Tossed Salad Life

  1. No-Sew Valentine’s Day Pillows by A Tossed Salad Life
  2. No-Sew Interchangeable Fabric Bunting by unOriginal Mom
  3. Monogrammed Burlap Garden Flag by The Turquoise Home
  4. Crawl, Walk, Bike by It’s Always Craft Time
  5. Freezer Paper Stenciled Tote Bags by Weekend Craft
  6. DIY Bleach Spray Shirt by Practically Functional
  7. Stenciling Sherlock by Please Excuse My Craftermath…
  8. Felt Star Wands by Cutesy Crafts
  9. Yoda Kid’s T-Shirt by Architecture of a Mom
  10. Mark Your Territory- Dog Flags by Black and White Obsession
  11. Nautical Pillows by Lil’ Mrs. Tori
  12. Big Sister Gift & Silhouette Cut File by Creative Ramblings
  13. Nerdy Baby Onesies + Free Cut File by Essentially Eclectic
  14. Easy Easter Bunny Onesie – Silhouette Cameo Craft by Adventures in All Things Food & Family
  15. Fabric Envelopes for LEARNING LETTERS! (& cut file) by From Wine to Whine
  16. “Good Morning, Sunshine!” Memo Board by Tried & True
  17. Hearts-A-Lot Burlap Pillow Cover by My Paper Craze <—you are here
  18. Baby Quilt by Dragonfly & Lily Pads
  19. Surprise Holiday Banner by Whats Next Ma
  20. “Team Betty” Tote Bag by The Thinking Closet
  21. DIY Sock Minion by Create it. Go!
  22. Pretty Up Some Organza Bags by Getsilvered
  23. Easy Heart Appliqued Onsies by Create & Babble
  24. Bleach Pen Gel & Freezer Paper Stencils Made with the Silhouette Machine by Bringing Creativity 2 Life
  25. Valentines Baby Onesie & Boy’s Shirt + Free Cut Files by The Frill of Life
  26. Valentine’s OWL Always Love You T-shirt by My Favorite Finds
  27. DIY Screen Printed Curtains by Chicken Scratch NY
  28. Fabric Painted Quilted Wall Hanging by Terri Johnson Creates
  29. Glitter Iron-On Top by Simply Kelly Designs
  30. DIY Monogrammed T-shirts with Silhouette Heat Transfer Material by Pitter and Glink
  31. Birthday Challenge by Fadville
  32. Machine Applique with SIlhouette Cameo by The Sensory Emporium
  33. Fabric Applique Valentine’s Day T-Shirt by DailyDwelling
  34. “Cute as Cupid” shirt by crafts, cakes, and cats
  35. Sew Cute Applique by Life After Laundry
  36. Rhino Onesie by It Happens in a Blink
  37. Upcycled Birchbox Cameo Accesory Organizer by Cupcakes&Crowbars
  38. Customizing textiles with Heat Transfer Vinyl (working title) by feto soap
  39. Easy Fabric Art by McCall Manor
  40. Lady Bug Tote Bag with Silhouette Rhinestones by Ginger Snap Crafts
  41. Mommy and Em’s Coordinated Aprons by TitiCrafty
  42. Canvas sketch project and a share by Clever Someday
  43. Foxy Lady Pajamas by Mabey She Made It
  44. Teddy Bear by Work in Progress

 

tutorial

So first, you will need the following supplies:

  • Burlap fabric – one yard should be plenty for a small pillow, but be sure to measure you pillow in advance
  • One pillow – I recycled one that I had on hand from a prior decorating experience {be aware the patterns may show through the burlap}
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine {or needle and thread}
  • Heat transfer vinyl* – I used white for the heart pattern
  • Cardstock or vinyl* – this is for the red heart stencil
  • Fabric paint – I used red for the middle heart

*Don’t have a Silhouette?  That’s fine!  Cut you some heart stencils and use different colored fabric paint to create your own masterpiece!

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  1. Layout the burlap fabric and “measure” your length by tri-folding it over the pillow.  These are designed to mimic pillow shams, so be sure to leave an overlap “flap” for the back.  The length of the sides are unimportant at this step, as long as the sides are covered.  If needed, go ahead and mark where your sides will be.
  2. After you’ve “measured” {I used my eyeballs}, sew a straight line through your tri-folded material.  Be sure to leave enough room for your pillow to fit inside!
  3. Trim the sides along the outside of the sew line (don’t worry about how it looks, this will be on the inside.  Turn your pillow cover inside out {or technically right-side-in? lol}
  4. Cut your heat transfer vinyl and lay it out on your burlap for positioning.  As you can see, I also laid out a red heart (taken from the center of my stencil) to visualize the finished layout.  Once satisfied, remove the stencil red heart and follow your heat transfer instructions to adhere the white hearts to the burlap.
  5. Replace the red heart cutout to it’s desired location.  Fit the stencil around the heart and remove the center.  This ensures that the stencil is placed correctly on the burlap BEFORE you paint.  After placing a sheet of cardstock {or other barrier} between your layers of burlap, dab your fabric paint within your stencil to create the red heart.  The barrier is important to prevent having a duplicate heart on the back {lol}.
  6. Allow the fabric paint to dry and… Congratulations, your pillow case is completed!  Just slip your pillow inside and enjoy!

Just imagine all the applications this process has!  Now you can spruce up those frumpy old pillows in your living room and coordinate pillow covers for each holiday!  How exciting!  Make fleece pillow covers for the kids {or yourself!}?  Make weather-resistant pillows for your deck or patio?

So what do you think?  We’d love to have your feedback!  Be sure to hop on down and leave us a comment or hit us up on Facebook!

53 Comments

  1. Pam - getsilvered

    Oh yes, this did turn out amazing. I love the crisp white against the burlap and the touch of red.

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thank you Pam. These challenges are such fun. We appreciate you taking time to comment.

      Reply
  2. Deanna Robinson (@FromWineToWhine)

    Love is surely in the air.. or at least on the sofa! Nice job, the burlap shams look really nice.

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks Deanna. These challenges are such fun. We appreciate you taking time to comment.

      Reply
  3. Robyn

    Love the look! So adorable!

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks Robyn. And thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

      Reply
  4. Carrie This Home

    It’s amazing all the different things you can do with a Silhouette! I love how crisp and clean the hearts turned out! I would love it if you’d link this up to the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop. Our readers really enjoy seeing crafts like this. Thank you!

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks! We’ll be sure to stop by and check it out!

      Reply
  5. Erlene

    I love the contrast of the hearts against the burlap. Very nice. Stopping in from The Makers linkup

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks, Erlene! Glad you enjoyed our project!

      Reply
  6. Marlys (This and That)

    I love this…. great tutorial.. Coming over from The Makers Link Party.. Pinning.

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks, Marlys, so glad you could stop by!

      Reply
  7. navywifeypeters

    Cute pillow! I pinned it!

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    1. mypapercraze

      Awesome, so glad you liked it! Thanks for the pin!

      Reply
  8. princessmousey

    I love it! You make me want to use my Silhouette more!

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks! Glad to offer some inspiration!

      Reply
  9. Meredith LeRoy (@unOriginalMom)

    This turned out wonderfully! I love the idea of a burlap pillow cover…I may try it for our deck furniture – if spring ever gets here, that is! Thanks for sharing your project and the tutorial!

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks, Meredith! So glad you enjoyed our project!

      Reply
  10. Corey @ tinysidekick

    This pillow is so cute! You are right…perfect for Valentine’s Day. I need one of those machines so bad! Thank you for linking up at The Makers! We enjoy partying with you and hope you are having a great week!

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks, Corey! My Silhouette is by far the best investment I ever made, LOL.

      Reply
  11. Carrie Hurst

    These are adorable! I love burlap in almost any form! I think it’s super cute!

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks, Carrie! So glad you popped in for a visit!

      Reply
  12. Lori Lehman

    Hi, stopping by from the CSI heart challenge. Love your cute heart pillow!! Wow you have created tons of cool projects with your Silhouette!! I love my Silhouette too! Have a great day!

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks, Lori! Glad you enjoyed our project!

      Reply
  13. Susan - saf affect

    So simple, so sweet!

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  14. Annette W

    I think I’d like the look of the painted burlap especially! Great project! Thanks again for joining the WWDParty. Be sure to look at some other links!

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks, Annette! We sure will! Glad you could stop by!

      Reply
  15. Katie Adams

    Thanks for linking to Create Link Inspire at The Crafty Blog Stalker. You have been featured and pinned! Thank you for sharing.
    –Katie, TheCraftyBlogStalker.com

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    1. mypapercraze

      What a sweet Valentine’s Day surprise. Thank you!

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    2. mypapercraze

      Thanks, Katie! Thrilled that you enjoyed our project!

      Reply
  16. Heather Smith {Woods of Bell Trees}

    This is so stinkin’ cute! Great job!

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  17. Kelly Burtelson

    I love the look of burlap projects! I am actually allergic to burlap so I never get to make any of my own :-( Super cute pillow! ~Kelly @ Eyes On The Source

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    1. mypapercraze

      Oh, no Kelly! Sorry to hear of your allergy! At least you can enjoy from afar! Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply
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  19. Kristina

    Very neat! I really love the simple design. Thanks for linking it up to Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks Kristina, glad you could stop in for a visit!

      Reply
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  23. Nicole

    Just wanted to let you know that this post is being featured at this week’s Weekend Wind-Down party! The party will be live at 6pm Friday, so come grab a button to show you’ve been featured and link up new posts! Thanks for giving us some great links and for linking back to us! =)

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thank you so much for the feature. We really enjoy linking up and seeing all the inspiration your party offers. Thank you for hosting, we know it’s alot of work.

      Reply
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  26. Sarah MSM

    Ohhh!!! LOVE! We are redoing our living room, this might be a fun way to add some decor!

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    1. mypapercraze

      Great, Sarah! It’s almost too easy not to give it a try!

      Reply
  27. Camila

    This is so pretty!!!! I’m loving it. I might make something like this for my girl’s bed. =D

    XOXO
    Cami

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks, Camila! It’s such a simple technique, you can use it anywhere!

      Reply
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  29. Kristy gd

    I really like the way you played with different sized hearts. It definitely makes a great statement piece!

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    1. mypapercraze

      Thanks, Kristy! It was a lot of fun! Glad you could stop by!

      Reply
      1. Kristy gd

        You are welcome! I may be a bit late, but I really love checking out all the challenge posts. 😀

        Reply
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