4
755

Heart Pillow Pattern for Breast Cancer Patients

* This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for more info. *

Heart Pillow Pattern for Breast Cancer Patients. It’s a great sewing service project for anyone! Learn how to cut out and stitch heart pillows for donation.

Today I’m excited to share a quick heart pillow pattern – for breast cancer patients.
Last year one of my very good friends had surgery for her breast cancer…she is all fine now, but it wasn’t a fun experience.

Since then she has been asking others to make heart shaped pillows for those who are going through surgery and recovering.

After making a few, I thought about sharing the process. They are really quite quick to sew up and are great for a group project or to use up random fabric yardage that you have in your stash.

Heart Pillow Pattern for Breast Cancer Patients

1- make a heart shaped template -draw half of the heart on the full size paper. Cut out heart on your drawn lines.

2- fold your fabric in half- you can layer a few folded fabrics if you’d like to cut out more at the same time.

3- lay the heart template so the center of the heart is placed along the fold of the fabric.

4- Cut out the heart – you can see how many layers are here, I was able to cut out the front and the back at the same time

5- Open the heart and place the two pieces- right sides facing

6- pin the heart pieces together

7- sew around the outside edge of the heart 1/4″ seam is good. Leave a 3″ opening for turning and for stuffing.

8- Using sharp scissors, make snips along the outside edge and snip the inside of the heart cave

9- turn right sides out and stuff- you don’t want them floppy, but you don’t want them firm. You can tuck them under your arm to test them and find the right middle.

10- stitch the opening closed using a ladder stitch.

My sister in law made a bunch with her Girl Scout troop this past year as well.  It was a great project for them to be involved in, plus it gets them sewing!

Heart Pillow Pattern for Breast Cancer Patients. It's a great sewing service project for anyone! Learn how to cut out and stitch heart pillows for donation.

Another couple of service projects are the Days for Girls and the Fidget Quiltsthe round robin edition 3 - all about sewing for charities. including links to tutorials and organizations you can sew forDo you have a favorite spot to do service projects? Share it with us!
patchworkposse.com

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Show Comments

No Responses Yet

Leave a Reply