DIY Heart Stamped Pillow Cover With A Potato

Spruce up your space for Valentine’s Day with a simple and crafty potato hand stamped envelope pillow. Have fun with pink, red, and white combinations to create a couple pillows in various sizes or stick to just one small accent pillow as to not over do it. This project is great to do with kids or the novice DIYer. And these pillows can be used in just about any room of the house!

Valentine's Day Potato Pillow Cover
Materials to create a Heart Stamped Pillow Cover

Supplies for the Valentine’s Day pillow cover:

  • Solid fabric
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Pins
  • Sewing scissors
  • Straight edge with measure
  • Red and white fabric paint
  • Potato
  • Knife
  • Pallet
  • Paint brush
  • Pillow

How to make potato stamps:

Heart Stamped Pillow Cover Instructions

Step 1: Ironing fabric

Start by ironing your fabric to get out any folds and wrinkles on your ironing board. This will make it easier to stamp and sew in the later steps.

Step 2: Measure pillow

Next measure your pillow (ours here is 8″ x 8″) and cut a piece of fabric two and a half times the length and 2″ greater than the width (for seam allowance).

Step 3: Cut potato

Cut your potato in half and carve out a heart on one side. Carve out enough to let your heart really stand out when ink is applied so that ink doesn’t get on the outer edges of the potato.

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Step 4: White paint

On your paint pallet, place a large amount of white paint and add just a small drop of red paint to mix up a light pink color.

Heart Stamped Pillow Cover Instructions part 2

Step 5: Small pink hearts

Use your stamp to stamp pink hearts sporadically around your fabric. You may want to slip newspaper or a towel beneath your fabric prior to stamping as depending on the thickness of your fabric it may leak through. Let dry for at least a couple hours or until completely dry to touch.

Step 6: Folding

Fold the fabric around the pillow right side towards the pillow to mark out your seams for an envelope pillow case.

Step 7: Pin

Pin the open sides of the case in place.

Step 8: Sewing

Sew down the sides of the seams.

Red Heart Stamped Pillow Cover

Step 9: Cutting the corners

Cut off the corners of the interior seams and turn right side out. Place your pillow in the case, give a little fluff and display for the holiday!

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