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29

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2018

Jillian Harris

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Easy DIY Stitched Love Pillow

We have the CUTEST DIY for you today!! This is perfect for Valentine’s Day, but it is so timeless that we will probably have it out year-round!  This easy DIY stitched love pillow is a great way to spruce up an otherwise old plain pillow and chances are you probably have a slip laying around the house that would be perfect for this, and if you don’t, you can always snag one for next to nothing on Etsy or at IKEA!

There’s something to be said about putting your phone down and stitching something!! It’s pretty therapeutic!! This took Mackenzie a total of 1.5 hours to do and ended up costing around $30! The price for this DIY will more than likely change based on what supplies you already have laying around your home, if you’re a crafty person it’ll probably end up being even cheaper for you!! I love this DIY for a couple of reasons … I friggin LOVE pillows and it’s a fraction of the price (and JUST as adorable) as some of the more expensive pillows out there, some cutesy pillows like this can run between $200 – $300 bucks!!

Here are some cute pillows that inspired us to do this DIY!!

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Leo’s Sweater | Leo’s Pants

What You’ll Need

Directions

  1. Start by sketching out your letters. I did this freehand but you can use a stencil if preferred. I’d recommend doing this with a pillow inserted as it will give you an idea of what it will look like once completed. To ensure it was symmetrical, I drew a straight line where the bottom of the letters would be and sketched from there.
  2. If you are using an embroidery hoop, place the first two letters within the hoop and secure.
  3. Using about 4 feet of thread, thread your needle and line up the ends of the thread. Tie a knot to secure the end.
  4. Start your back-stitch: Bring your needle underneath the fabric (in this case it will be between the two layers of the pillow slip – underneath the top layer). Beginning at the top of the first letter, pull the thread through the starting point until you feel the knot underneath. About 1/8 inch down (or 1/16 if you want it more detailed), insert your needle back through the fabric so you are now underneath the top layer of fabric again.
  5. About 1/8 down from your last stitch. Bring the needle upwards through the fabric again, following your sketched letter down.
  6. Insert the needle at the BASE of your last stitch, as pictured, and pull thread through back underneath. You have now completed your first back-stitch.
  7. Continue following your sketch until you have completed your first letter. Tie a secure double knot at the base of the thread and cut the thread.
  8. Repeat the next letter, adjusting embroidery hoop if need be.
  9. Continue until each letter is complete. You have now hand-stitched your own LOVE pillow!

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Below, Mackenzie wanted to share some tips with you that’ll help you out when you decide to tackle this DIY! Take it away, Mackenzie!!

Tips

  • I purchased thread, hoop, and fast-fade pen all from FabricLand.
  • If you can get your hands on one, I’d highly recommend using a fast-fade pen that erases over time. It prevents you from having to use a pencil!
  • If you are at all confused by the stitching instructions, there are a lot of useful tutorials online. Simply research a basic back stitch to guide you through your embroidery.
  • While this DIY is a bit time consuming, once you have your stitching pattern down it is quite therapeutic! This would be a great exercise while you’re drinking wine and watching The Bachelor!

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Pajamas

Don’t forget to share photos with us if you end up making this adorable DIY, we want to see all of your creations!!

xo

Jilly

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  1. Mara

    January 29th, 2018 at 10:35 am

    Jillian you are amazing and inspiring in every way. You’re authentic and a wonderful role model. You give back. Love everything about you BUT thot I should share that when you sing I just have to turn it off. Just thot I’d share to be honest. I don’t want to miss your good times you share with us but can’t do your singing. Sorry just saying.

  2. Kate

    January 29th, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Absolutely love these pillows! Such a cute idea, and I totally agree, definitely throw pillows you can keep around all year round! Can’t wait to try this!

  3. Jane Davidson

    January 29th, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    This is so cute! What a great idea, and so simple! I can’t wait to make these.

  4. Emily Baxter

    January 30th, 2018 at 7:45 am

    Oh my, this has to be the cutest little DIY i ever did see. Great idea to make for my best gals. Another win for team jilly.

  5. Alicia

    February 2nd, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    CUTE!! I can’t wait to try this DIY

  6. M

    April 7th, 2018 at 7:34 am

    Love the pillows … next on my ..( things to do on a rainy day) list.
    Thank you for sharing Jill.
    Enjoy your weekend

  7. M

    July 12th, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    I made these … and love them .. thank you for posting this DIY .. hope you post many more.

  8. Jillian Harris

    July 18th, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    YAY!!! So happy to hear that!!! XOXO

  9. Katherine

    December 11th, 2018 at 1:06 am

    What an interesting & informative post this is! Phenomenal & lovely. Thanks a lot for your great info. Keep up the great job.

  10. Marsha

    February 19th, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    these love pillows are great and they look amazing….I search for the pillows on google and found that here..
    Now i want to have it..and guess what i found out that they are available on this website
    treasurebox.co.nz

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