Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

message heart no-sew felt pillow

Give your star some back to school love with this funky pillow finished with your own personalized note.
Step 1
Print out the heart templates from michaels.com and tape the two halves of the heart together, matching up the center line. Follow the outermost lines to cut out the larger of the two hearts and discard the excess paper surrounding it. Cut out the smaller heart, and cut along the dotted line. Save the right portion of the heart and the outline of the heart, discarding the rest. Set aside both cut-outs.
 
Step 2
Unfold the sheet of white felt, and lay it out on a flat surface, smoothing out any wrinkles. Fold the sheet of red felt in half and lay this folded sheet on top of the white one so that you have three layers on top of one another.
Step 3
Place the heart outline cutout on top of the three layers of felt, and trace the outer and inner edges with the red Sharpie® marker, so you have a larger and smaller heart traced onto the felt.
Step 4
Remove the cutout and pin the three layers together to keep them from slipping as you cut. Following the outermost outline, cut out the larger of the two hearts.
Step 5
Remove the topmost red felt heart, place the cutout marked “Pocket” on top, trace and cut it out. Make sure you are cutting the topmost layer of red felt only so this will create the heart’s pocket. If desired, use pinking shears to cut out this portion only. Place this piece of felt on top of the other pieces so that all outermost edges are even, and re-pin all three layers together.
Step 6
Use scissors to fringe the outer portion of the heart for all three layers. To do this, cut a straight line from the outer edge to the inner edge of the felt hearts, being sure to cut through all the layers. Cut a second straight line ½" from the first, and continue fringing in this fashion all the way around the heart.
Step 7
Begin closing the pillow by tying each red piece of fringe to the white fringe below it. Where there are three layers of fringe, hold both red pieces together and tie with the white piece underneath. Continue tying all the way around the pillow until you’re about three quarters complete.
Step 8
Fill the pillow evenly with fiberfill.
 
Tip: Be careful not to overfill the pillow. It should be plump, but not so much that the stuffing is straining against the knots. Finish tying off the fringe to close the pillow completely.
Step 9
Select your student’s jersey number from the embroidered numbers, remove the backing and adhere to the top of the heart’s pocket, on the right hand side.
Step 10
Use a paper trimmer or scissors to cut a piece of cardstock that’s 3¼" wide and 6¾" long. Write a special note of support with Sharpie® fine point markers, and add an embroidered star. Slip the finished note into your heart’s pocket.
Step 11
Share your project photos with #MadeWithMichaels
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  • 809188527
    You’ll Need: 1
    Item # 10141931 
    In Store Only 
    $0.49
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    • Color: White
    • Size: 8.5" x 11"
    • Color: White
    • Size: 8.5" x 11"
    • Color: White
    • Size: 8.5" x 11"
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    Item # 10354316 
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  • 845160372
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    Item # 10338071 
    $1.69
    • Color: Red
    • Count: 1
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    Item # 10338068 
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    • Color: Black
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