DIY A ‘Love’ly Pillowcase

The finished size is 20”x30”.

You will need:

  • 72 3” blocks; you could use up your scraps, and 2 3”x30” solid strips, and a 20”x30” piece for the back.
  • Therm-O-Web HeatNBond Lite
  • And of course you need May Arts Ribbons 389-18-14, 389-18-17, DD-17, 330-17



  1. Sew all the blocks together in 12 blocks per row.
  2. Sew the rows together in pairs.
  3. Sew the solid strips between the pairs adding the grosgrain Ric Rac down on each side of the strip.  You then add the 1/8” velvet on top of the solid strip.  Repeat.
  4. Quilt as desired.
  5. Hand embroider your message.

  1. Add Heart or other object as desired with HeatNBond

  1. Prepare back, I used a 3”x30” patterned fabric for fun on the back with the 1/8” velvet along the seams, but you could easily use a solid backing.

  1. Sew front to back wrong sides together.
  2. Bind your edges.
  3. Add ribbons to the ends to close your pillow together.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today.  I think I am going to make these for other Holidays and maybe even Birthdays, I think these would be great keepsakes that could be handed down for generations.  Please leave a link if you make one I would love to check it out.

Blog post by: Jenifer Cowles


  1. mark

      Your pillowcases look amazing. My wife and I are also sewing pillowcases although not as intricate but we are doing it for children battling life changing illnesses.

  2. Helen Lebrett

    gorgeous pillow case!!  It's so pretty and just perfect!!

  3. Andrea

    Too, too cute!!  I need to take some sewing lessons.

  4. Cynthia B.

    This is beautiful!! Such a wonderful project- Please do share if you create other pillowcases!

  5. Charlene

    What a lovely idea, Jenifer! 

  6. Christine Dring

    Very cute pillow!

  7. Michelle Weddle

    Cute pillow!

  8. Bethany Becker

    Love this pillow.

  9. Kristie Maynard

    Very nice project!

  10. jennifer evans

    Jennifer, awesome friend!

  11. sharon gullikson

    I NEED to make some of those!!!!!!!


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