Valentines Message Pillow

Contributing Writer: Virginia Davidson
When thinking of Valentine’s Day it’s hard not to think of the candy hearts with messages. Playing with that idea a bit I wondered what a pillow would look like with secret messages for my hubby.
Place the pillow on your bed and heart flap opens with a love message.

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth– for your love is more delightful than wine. ~ Song of Solomon 1:2 (NIV)

Now I have pillows to throw some treats into for my husband,
or a little love note. This would also be a great gift for your kids!

  • Main fabric
  • Coordinating fabric
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Chalk
  • Pins


  • cut out pocket
  • add button/button hole
  • “made by” tag
  • add a message on the main part of pillow before sewing together –
  • some examples ~ kiss me, zzzz, let’s chat, wanna play?


  • Lay out fabric
  • Cut out main heart shape (2)
  • Cut out medium size heart shape (2)
  • Sew smaller heart together – right sides together (use a larger seam allowance than normal), leaving a 3 inch opening to turn.
  • Clip curves
  • Turn right side out
  • DO NOT close the hole where you turned it
  • Take larger heart pieces and sew a message on both sides if you’d like. (For correct placement put the smaller heart you just made up against it and trace the area you need to stay within with chalk.)
  • NOTE I do not have an embroidery machine….I just used my free-motion quilting foot for one side and a simple stitch for the other. Just write out your word(s) in chalk and sew!
  • Place main heart pieces right sides together.
  • Place smaller heart with the opening pulled out into the seam of the main heart pillow.
  • Pin.
  • Place “made by” tag in seam allowance.
  • Sew around the edge.
  • Clip curves.
  • Turn right side out.
  • Stuff it!
  • Hand or machine stitch opening closed.
  • Optional:
  • Add a button and button-hole!
measure your button to see the length you need for the button hole! This one was 16.

I hope you try to create your own message pillows! Let us know if you do!

And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all

together in perfect unity. ~ Colossians 3:14

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17 Responses to “Valentines Message Pillow”

  1. January 27, 2012 at 6:21 am #

    What a cute idea! I would love it if you would link up at my Valentines Party @!

  2. January 27, 2012 at 6:50 am #

    Very cute! Love this idea!!!
    Come by for a visit sometime!
    Catherine 🙂

    • January 27, 2012 at 7:04 am #

      Catherine, Your such a great seamstress! I love that little vintage gown you made. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. January 28, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    Adorable! Thank you for sharing your lovely
    Valentines ideas at Potpourri Friday!

  4. January 29, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    How cute is that?! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing your hearts at our Shine on Fridays party!

  5. January 30, 2012 at 6:23 am #

    These look great!

  6. January 31, 2012 at 7:12 am #

    Cute Idea!! You did a great job with the how to!

    Come check out my site sometime

    • February 2, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

      I agree, great instructions. Oh my I just stopped by your site, 4 kids overnight. crazy, blessings on your journey.

      • ~V~
        February 2, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

        Thank you! 🙂

        Sent from my iPhone

  7. January 31, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

    Very cute and unique! Thank you for linking up with M-I-Y Monday at

  8. February 3, 2012 at 7:14 am #

    Very cute pillows, love the one with double heart, and then to be able to find a special something inside is cool. Also love the one in the hoop with lace, I am big on hoops right now. thanks for the family photo tips, I also thought sun was best! Now I’ll head for the shade. Also maybe I’ll give some thought to my second change resolutions, since the first time didn’t work, like they say once is never enough! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best Party!

  9. February 3, 2012 at 6:52 pm #

    This is such an adorably cute idea!!! Just wanted to invite you to share this at Sharing Time! Would love to have you over there! 🙂
    ( )

    • ~V~
      February 6, 2012 at 9:43 am #

      Thanks for your sweet comment on the hoop and pillows =) Glad you liked it!


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