Saturday, June 4, 2016

Button Lover's Club: Button Heart Throw Pillow!

Hi everyone, it’s Kimberly! I love thread and buttons, so when we started the Button Lovers’ Monthly Club I was inspired!  I made a quick project to help inspire all of our club members - a Button Heart Throw Pillow! This pillow was a quick and easy project and it makes a great gift!
Not a member of the club yet?
Here are the supplies you need to make this pillow:

Buttons from two of the June Button Lovers’ Monthly Club boxes
1 yard Mochi Linen Unbleached Solid for background and backing
¼ yard Grunge Basics Rose Yardage for binding
 #24 Primitive Gatherings Chenille needle
AuriFloss Bright Pink #2425
FREE Button Lovers' Heart Template
14” pillow form
Pillow Assembly Instructions:

Step One:  Download our Heart Template and trace the heart on a 18” x 21” rectangle of your background fabric using a Frixion pen.  Using two strands of Aurifloss attach the buttons to the heart.  I used two stitches on each button.

Step Two:  When you are finished adding the buttons trim the block to 12 ½” square.

Step Three:  Cut two 14” x 21” rectangles for the backing. Fold each rectangle in half for a 10.5” x 14” rectangle.  With the folds in the center, overlap the backing pieces 3”.  Place the top and back together and top stitch 1/8” from the edge.  Trim the backing. 

Step Four:  Cut two 2” binding strips and join on the diagonal.  Add the binding and you are done!

I hope you love this beautiful, button-y pillow as much as we do. Happy Sewing!


Karen Stuhlfeier said...

This is a really nice project, but to make it you need to buy 2 of your button boxes. It would have been nice if you'd had a project that uses the buttons from one box. Are many people subscribing to more than one box?

KaHolly said...

How pretty!


Que bonito y original!!!!

Fat Quarter Shop said...

Hi Karen,

This project can be easily modified to use buttons from one box. Instead of sewing the buttons on so close together, simply add a bit of space around each button. Thank you for your comment!