Love Pillow Case Tutorial

If you liked Big Bow Pillow Case tutorial from earlier this week you’re going to really like my easy Love Pillowcase Tutorial.Love this! Super easy DIY Valentine's Day pillow case tutorial. Perfect easy home decor sewing project

Today I want to share how to make this fun Love pillow case. I based it off of trusty 10 minute pillow case tutorial and the extra details only takes maybe 5-10 minutes still a pretty quick and cheap project.

Valentine's Day Pillow case tutorial. Easy 30 minute home decor sewing project

Fun right? Oh and if you like, you can see my Big Bow Pillow Case tutorial here.

easy DIY Valentine's Day pillow case tutorial. Great fast home decor project

What You Need

  • Pillow case fabric (for a 17″ pillow half a yard will work)
  • Scraps for design and to make lettering (a fat quarter of each will be more than enough)
  • Ultra Hold Heat Bond (to make iron on lettering) or store bought iron on letters.

What to Do

  1. I used 17″ square pillow cases so my measurements are based off of that. If you have different size pillows check out my basic pillow case tutorial for info about how to get the measurements for different sizes and add 11 inches to whatever you need.
  2. For a 17″ pillow you’ll need  a piece of fabric 17×38 inches long.
  3. Finish the short edges of the pillow case piece.  I did this with a serger or you can just fold the fabric under twice and sew.
  4. Find your pillow width in the middle of the fabric (for me 17″) and fold the edges in. That means I had two 10.5″ flaps. (You might want to read through my basic pillow case tutorial it has way more step by step pictures that might help if you’re having a hard time picturing this part). Iron down the fold.
  5. Cut your scraps into little pieces. Open up the pillow case fabric and arrange the middle part of the pillow case fabric (you want it to be inside the ironed lines). Pin them down and sew around each one.
  6. Make your “Love” iron on by ironing the Ultra bond to a piece of black (or whatever color your like) fabric. Then you can cut the letters out. I did this on my cricut but you can trace any font and cut it by hand (make sure you do it reverse if you’re tracing on the back side of the iron-on paper) I have a tutorial for making iron-ons too with more pictures and slower directions if I’ve lost you.
  7. Peel the paper back off of the iron on position on your pillow case over the scrap pieces and iron down.
  8. Fold the flaps down so that they overlap (the back of the pillow case) the pretty part should be inside under the flaps. Remember that the first flap down will be the one that is showing so you want that to look nice. The other will be hidden.
  9. Sew across the top and bottom.
  10. Now flip it right side out and shove a pillow in there.
  11. Admire your beautiful creation. Easy right? Feel free to leave a comment on my blog if you have any questions and I’ll do my best to answer them.

I hope you like it. As always I’d love to see pictures if you try it out. I first shared this tutorial on Ruby Jean.

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  1. Very cute pillow!

  2. Great job with the pillows.

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  3. i may be obsessed with your sofa. love the tufting!

  4. Wow! I just love all of those pillows, especially the LOVE one! The colors are fantastic, and the designs are so cute…love everything about them! I’d be just thrilled if you would share them at my party, going on now:

  5. Fully in love with these pillows! I {heart} the bow ones… so freaking cute!
    Stay Crafty x0x0

  6. Very lovely! Thanks for sharing this!!

  7. Oh I’m so excited to try these sometime. I love that bow one and may need to do it in a fun color to match my everyday decor. I tried out your original tutorial last week, and loved how I could get a few done in an hour. I still have three to make, but I know it will be quick. You tutorials are so easy to follow. Thanks for that!

  8. Hi Marissa-

    All your pillows are just stunning and look professionally made. You did a wonderful job both designing and making them, so this was a great way to show off your sewing talent. Thanks for sharing your wonderful tutorial at the Your Cozy Home Party so more people can make their own Love pillows for Valentine’s Day or every day.

  9. Love the look! Pillows are such a great way to change up a room for the holidays. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Such a fun way to change it up for the holiday! I “love” them!

  11. I heart pillows!

  12. This is such an awesome pillow!

  13. Those are awesome!! I hope you will link this post up over at my I Heart Projects Linky Part.

  14. LOVE the pillows!!!!!!!

    Thanks so much for linking up at The DIY Dreamer!!

    You should come over today, there’s a giveaway that’s live right now :)

  15. BAH! so stinkin cute!!

    Hope you’ll come link this up at our first ever linky party!

    Mallory @ Classy Clutter

  16. I love these. I’ve pinned to my “Reasons I want to Learn to Sew” board. Thanks for linking up!

  17. This is sooo awesome! I just adore these soo stinking cute and super fun for V-day! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can’t wait to see what you share next!

  18. Love these!!! Thanks for sharing at my party!!! Happy Valentine’s Day!!! XO, Aimee

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  20. So cute! What a fun decoration for valentines day! :)

  21. Love these pillows, so cute! Great tutorial!

  22. I LOVE your pillows! :-) They’re so festive! Thank you so much for sharing them with us at our first The DIY Collective link party. We are so happy to have you!

  23. Your pillows are too cute!! I need to make some cute throw pillows for my house for Valentine’s.

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