Valentine's Pillow Made of Old Jeans

Jill F
by Jill F
Valentine's projects are really quite fun when you get going on them! I can find myself going a bit overboard! I like pops of red for Valentines' but it's also really fun to stay a bit more neutral or even go a bit unconventional and create something that is Valentine themed but also would work year round. Hearts have become a bit of a trend again - much cuter now than back in the 70's and 80's though - am I right?!
This month as part of a challenge to create something Valentine's themed out of 'junk' I pulled out a pair of old, worn jeans and a thrifted leather jacket to do my creating.
Here is what I came up with!
Leather jacket from a thrift store and an old pair of jeans from a friend - the pillow was created for my friend!

I love the way it looks when you use the pockets of jeans in repurposed textile projects! And the leather adds a great texture too!
Main scrap pieces pinned to a piece of canvas. Stitched on to create the patchwork texture.
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  • Mickie Mickie on Feb 09, 2016
    How did you stitch on the leather hearts? Did you use an awl / leather punch and then hand sew?

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