State Love Pillow

One of the projects I made for the Package Pals swap I signed up for was a 12″ double sided pillow cover. My partner has lived in California and North Carolina and love both states, so I decided to put a picture of each on the two sides of the pillow case in two of her favorite colors.

Felt Applique Pillow with hearts and states

I love the states with hearts on certain cities that I’ve seen as pillows, posters, and other forms of art work. There’s something I love about how sentimental and simply graphical they are.

Turquoise California State Heart Pillow

I’d include a tutorial, but I basically did the same thing as I did for the octopus pillow I made recently, and I described my general method there (don’t forget to trace your image backwards if orientation matters – just tape the paper upside down onto the window before tracing).

Purple North Carolina Felt Pillow Applique

I used ecofelt from JoAnn’s for both the states and the hearts and kona white cotton for the main pillow cover. I machine stitched the states with color-coordinating thread roughly following the state outline and then hand stitched on the hearts with white thread.

Blue Felt California Pillow

I then finished up the opening with an invisible zipper – I love how finished pillows look with these. I used this tutorial – its really simple and if even if it sounds scary, you should give it a try. You can see the whole package I sent and find more information about the swap it was for here. I’ll be posting more in-depth posts about the other two projects I made for it in the next couple weeks 🙂

11 thoughts on “State Love Pillow

  1. This is a super cute idea! I love the idea of personalizing it with your state. It would make a great housewarming gift!
    Thanks so much for sharing this at the Pinworthy Projects Party last week. I hope to see you there again this Friday.

    1. I just google image searched for the states I wanted. You could try searching for things like ‘California simple’ or ‘California outline’ as well. Good luck!

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