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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.
This one is really easy, I promise. 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 no sew pillow 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. No-sew pillows are my favorite.
Time to find your favourite snuggle cat and cuddle up with your bandana heart pillow. Love our Merlin to bits and he’s so spoilt.
A no sew pillow makes the perfect Valentine’s gift that can be used throughout the year 😉
I’d love to know what you think of the pillow. If you’d like to make one and don’t want to go to all that trouble of finding the materials, I’ve got you covered 😉 Disclosure: If you click on the links below, we may receive a commission from Amazon. But don’t worry it won’t come out of your pocket, and it helps us feed our fur babies 😉
And as always, hope you have a beautiful, love filled week
P.S. Here’s a handy cm to inches converter if you don’t use the metric system.