Pom Pom Heart Pillow Tutorial

Today’s guest is Mandy from Sugar Bee Crafts. Welcome, Mandy!
I wasn’t sure what I would post about, until I saw this red pom pom trim and I knew I wanted to use it somehow.  And what better for pom pom trim then a festive pillow – so the Pom Pom Heart Love Pillow was born…


  • fabric
  • pom pom trim
  • fusible webbing (wonder under or heat n bond)
  • embroidery floss
valentine heart pillow tutorial
  1. Gather supplies.
  2. Cut 2 square of out of main fabric the size you want your pillow.  Mine is about 14 inches square.
  3. Then cut out your hearts to fit on your square.  I cut 8 red and 1 aqua.  Then you’ll want to cut 9 hearts of the same shape out of your fusible web.
  4. Iron the fusible web, shinny side down, onto the back of each heart.  Then peel the paper backing off.  This will leave a layer of “glue” on each heart.
  5. Next position the hearts – I used a ruler to make sure they were lined up correctly.
  6. Now, the reason for the fusible webbing – iron all of the hearts into place.  The fusible webbing will help them stay put and nice and flat and not wrinkle or shift when you sew.

heart pillow tutorial by Sugar Bee Crafts for Go To Sew

  1. Machine stitch around each heart to secure it to the pillow:
  2. Now, you could stop there, but I went ahead and used embroidery floss to hand-stitch the outline of each heart.  I thought it added depth and character to the project.  But it was the longest part of this whole project, so if you’re short on time, it could be omitted.   I went around the red hearts in aqua and around the aqua heart in reed. And then I used red to embroider the word “love” into the aqua heart.
  3. Now, how to attach pom pom trim to a pillow – – first sew it around the edge of the front of the pillow: Just bend it around when you get to a corner.
  4. At the beginning and end, you’ll want to hang the tail off just a little, like so: And it should look like this when you’re done with that step.
  5. At that point, with right sides together. you are going to sew the back of the pillow to the front.  Leave a few inches open to be able to turn the pillow right-side out.  If you sew where you can see the stitch line of the attached trim, then you can aim for slightly inside that line – that will give your seam perfect placement.  When done, clip your corners as shown.
  6. Turn right-side out and stuff.  Then hand-stitch the opening closed.  That’s it!

I love the hint of aqua — and it fits in with my decor:

It’s so fun and adds a hint of Valentine’s without being too much so – –

pom pom pillow tutorial


Hope to see you over at www.SugarBeeCrafts.com!