If you love your Cricut grab a cup of coffee or tea and spend some time being inspired! For today’s post I’m sharing my You and Me – Sweet and Simple Heart Pillow.

A few years ago I saw a cute little pillow that became my inspiration for the one I’m sharing today.

You and Me - Sweet and Simple Heart Pillow

It’s simple to make and only requires basic sewing skills and a Cricut.

For more Valentine’s Day Cricut projects and inspiration from other creative bloggers, who I’ve joined for this fun hop, click on the links at the bottom of this post!
Supplies:

Pillow Blank – I use a drop cloth to make batch pillow blanks (you can find the tutorial here)

Pillow Form – for this pillow I used a 16-inch form since that’s what I had on hand but you can certainly go as small as 12 inches with this design

Red Cricut Iron On Vinyl

Black Embroidery Thread and Needle

Iron

Black Sharpie Pen

Scrap piece of cardstock or lightweight cardboard for template

You and Me - Sweet and Simple Heart Pillow

I started by making this design (right-click to download for reference) and I’ll also be sharing a matching Greeting Card and Gift Tags soon)

Using the design above I set my Cricut Design Space for the circle (heads) and triangle (dress) for my sweet little couple.

I used a scrap piece of cardboard to cut out the designs,

and use the negative for my templates eyeing up placement on my pillow.

 

I used the Sharpie to create dash lines for the dress, heads, arms, legs, and balloon strings.  Tip:  I used the edge of the cardboard to get my lines straight.

 

Once all of my markings were in place I used black embroidery floss to do a simple embroidery stitch to create my outline.

I then set up my Cricut for the iron on hearts (see dimensions above).

I cut my hearts and ironed those into place and that was all there was to this Sweet and Simple Heart Pillow.

You and Me - Sweet and Simple Heart Pillow


You and Me - Sweet and Simple Heart Pillow