DIY Heart Stamped Pillow Cover

Spruce up your space for Valentine’s Day with a simple and crafty 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!

Heart Stamped Pillow CoverView in gallery

Materials to create a Heart Stamped Pillow CoverView in gallery


  • 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


Heart Stamped Pillow Cover InstructionsView in gallery

1. 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.

2. 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).

3. 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.

4. 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 2View in gallery

5. 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.

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

7. Pin the open sides of the case in place.

8. Sew down the sides of the seams.

Red Heart Stamped Pillow CoverView in gallery

9. 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!

Heart Stamped Pillow Cover on SofaView in gallery

Heart Stamped Pillow Cover for Valentines DayView in gallery

DIY Heart Stamped Pillow CoverView in gallery