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Sew Joy Creations is my ongoing joyful journey as a quilter. I combine my love of bright, happy colours with design challenges to create unique, fun pieces that are a joy to make and receive. The ...

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Pockets of Love Pillow Cover

from Sew Joy Creations
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Pockets of Love Pillow Cover
Pockets of Love Pillow Cover
Pockets of Love Pillow Cover

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • sew straight seam
  • use a sewing machine
  • follow pattern directions

Pattern Description:

An easy project to personalize and use your selvages too! Create heart pockets with selvages to match any decor. Fits easily onto standard 16 inch pillow forms. Make one for your best friend and one for yourself, too! Detailed photos to help you sew the selvages and to make the back of your pillow as pretty as the front. Lots of possibilities here for you to explore. Enjoy!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 18 inches square - fits 16 inch pillow form


  • 5 - 5 inch squares for heart pockets - can match border fabric
  • 1/2 yard total fabric for pillow borders, and backing panels
  • 6 - 5 inch foundation pieces for sewing selvages onto - can be muslin or cotton from stash
  • 4 - 5 inch squares for pillow background
  • 180 inches of selvage - cut 1 inch wide minimum by 5 inches long

You Will Also Need:

  • rotary cutter and mat
  • 18 inch quilting ruler
  • 6 inch ruler is helpful
  • thread to match or blend with selvages (white or bright!)
  • iron and ironing surface
  • pins for piecing