Hi everyone!  Andy here, from A Bright Corner.  If your house is anything like mine, then you could use some quick and easy ways to add to your Valentine’s Day decor. Today I’m sharing a tutorial to make this quick, Cupid’s Arrow Valentine pillow!

Cupid's Arrow pillow tutorial
  Supplies needed:

Step 1:  From the 1/2 yard of main pillow fabric, cut 1 @ 16.5″ x 16.5″ and 2 @ 11.5″ x 16.5″

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Step 2:  On one long edge of each of the 11.5″ x 16.5″ pieces, fold under 1/4″ and again 1/2″.  Press, and top stitch in place.  These will be the pillow back panels.

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Step 3:  Print the Heart and Arrow Template.  With a pencil, trace three arrows and one heart shape on to the piece of Heat n Bond® Lite.

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Step 4:  Cut out around each shape, leaving about 1/4″ of space all the way around.

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Step 5:  Iron the Heat n Bond® Lite arrows to the wrong side of the brown fabric scraps.  Iron the heart shape to the wrong side of a scrap of red fabric.  Using sharp scissors, cut out along the drawn lines.

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Step 6:  Remove the paper backing from heart and arrows.  Place as desired on to the 16.5″ x 16.5″ pillow front.  Iron just the top two arrows in place.

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Step 7:  Cut a small (about 1″) slit in the center of the heart.

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Insert one end of the final arrow and slide heart through until it is about half way.  Arrange as desired and press heart and arrow in place.

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Step 8:  Using coordinating thread and a straight stitch, sew around the outside edge of each piece.

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Step 9:  Place pillow front, right side up.  Place one of the pillow back pieces, right side down and lining up the raw (unfinished) edges with the pillow front.  Place the second pillow back piece right side down and raw edges lined up with the other end of the pillow front.  The two pillow back pieces should overlap  one another by several inches.  Pin around outer edge of pillow.  Sew around outer edge, using a 1/4″ seam. Step 10:  Turn pillow right side out and carefully push out corners.  Press if needed.  Insert pillow form and enjoy!

Heart and Arrow pillow

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