Loves Me Valentine Pillow

After many months, I finally did it.  I had the urge to bust out the ol’ Singer {blow off the dust }and make a Valentines Pillow using a Kiwi Lane Designs template.  Say whaaat?  You used a scrapbooking template? Yes, I did.

I’m Blog Hoppin’ today with the Kiwi Lane gals, sharing my Loves Me Valentine Pillow inspired by one of their flower templates.  If you’ve hopped from my blog buddy Arin, at A Piece of Life’s Pie your on track, otherwise, head back to the  Kiwi Lane Blog.

Loves Me Valentine Pillow

Loves Me Valentine Pillow

I like to sew.  I’m  not very good at it though ’cause exact measuring isn’t my thing…Gasp!  I sorta just wing it when it comes to sewing projects but even with my limited sewing skills, I knew I could make a pillow.  

Kiwi Lane sent me the Paradise  templates to create with.  Paradise meaning tropical.  Like beach and fish tropical.   It’s Winter.  Since I’m always up for a creative challenge, the flower template caught my eye and inspired me to create something with a Valentine theme.  

Kiwi Lane Paradise Template

Typically, I’d create a project out of paper but this time I chose to create something out of fabric.  Pink Houndstooth Fabric that is.  

Kiwi Lane Paradise Template

Kiwi Lane Paradise Template

To make the flowers, I ironed the fabric on to Heat n Bond adhesive, traced the template with a sewing pencil and cut them out.  Even though I’m a novice sewer,  I do know Heat and Bond iron on adhesive makes life easier.  For real.

Iron On Vinyl

Heat Transfer Iron On Vinyl Sentiment

I added heart embellishments in the center of each flower and used my Silhouette to cut out a “loves me” sentiment using white iron on vinyl.  First time user of iron on vinyl….pretty cool stuff right there!

I wanna give a BIG thanks to the gals at Kiwi Lane for inviting to be a part of there February Blog Hop.

Jennifer at Northwest Stamper is next on the Hop.
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The blog hop will run through 11:59 PM MST on Sunday FEBRUARY 9TH.   A random winner from ONE of the participating blogs will be given a $25 gift certificate to the Kiwi Lane Shop for leaving a comment.  The winner will be announced on the Kiwi Lane blog on Thursday, FEBRUARY 13TH

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  1. says

    Thanks for sharing…makes me want to make a pillow for a V-day gift…(no sewing machine though)…I guess I’ll transfer this idea to a layout with paper…thanks for the idea!

  2. says

    Thank you for the idea of using the templates on fabric. I have been sewing for a long time and I can tell you that you did a lovely job. Makes me want to add some fabric designs to my sewing projects. Thank you.

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