I love bandanas, they can be used for so many different things; tie a bandana around your head for a trendy boho look, sew them together to make a lovely play tent for the kids or you can make an easy no sew pillow.
Just grab two bandanas and your pinking shears.
Place the bandanas on top of each other wrong side facing inwards, fold the bandanas in half and cut out a half heart shape.
Fold the hearts open keeping the two bandanas on top of each other. Use pinking shears to cut a fringe around the heart shaped bandanas. The fringe pieces should be at least 6.5 cm long and 2.5 cm wide. Anything shorter than 6.5 cm long will be difficult to weave and if the fringe is too long, you pillow will be a bit small. Fold the fringe over and make a small slit on the fold. You’ll use the slit to “weave” the edges of the pillow, so the smaller the better.
Turn the the fringe strips up and squish them into a little sausage and then pull them down, through the slit.
Tug gently to tighten.
(Post update: I had so many beautiful comments on the bandana heart – thank you, but it seems the pics on how to weave the fringe aren’t descriptive enough so here’s a video that might help.)
Continue weaving the fringe and periodically flip your heart over to make sure you haven’t missed any lonely little fringe pieces – you’ll end up with a wonky heart if you do. Leave the last five fringe pieces, stuff the heart and then finish off the pillow by weaving the last few pieces.
Find your favourite snuggle cat and cuddle up with your bandana heart pillow. They’re perfect as a Valentine’s gift that can be used throughout the year 😉
P.S. Here’s a handy cm to inches converter if you don’t use the metric system.