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.
Supplies you may need:
- Rotary cutter or a new sharp blade
- Cutting Mat
- Quilt Ruler
- Sewing Machine – this brother is my favorite!
- Iron – here or here
- Seam Ripper – not my favorite thing to do!
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!