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Easy Cross Stitch Pillow Tutorial

Easy Cross Stitch Pillow Tutorial

Thank you so much for sharing!

Hi Everyone! I’m super excited to share this cute little project with you! I’ve wanted to show you how to cross stitch on fabric for a long time and this seemed like a fun way to incorporate that technique.

Full Video Tutorial for Cross Stitch on Fabric Pillow


(2) Small pieces of fabric approx 10 x 10

(1) Ribbon measure approx 12 inches

Pellon Sticky Grid n Wash


Waste Canvas

Pearl Cotton 5 (Pearl Cotton 8 or Embroidery floss work too!)

Embroidery Needles

Frixion pens (if you use pellon)

cross stitch heart pillow


1. Find a heart template online and cut out a front and back of your pillow or door hanger using that template.

2. While you are online looking for your heart template, look for a cross stitch font that you like as well.

3.Cut a small piece of waste canvas or the sticky grid and wash and plan out your design for your phrase.

4.Attach the waste canvas or pellon sticky to your fabric, a solid fabric is great.

5.Knot your pearl cotton, thread your needle and come up on the corner. Go back down diagonally, watch the video for details if you are unsure how to cross stitch.

6.Once you are done stitching, peel apart the waste canvas or rinse off the pellon sticky in warm water. Pat dry and iron.

7. Place your ribbon on top of your heart with tails toward the edge and place your other fabric heart right sides together.

8.At the sewing maching, start on a straight side, back stitch and stitch all the way around with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Go slow around the curves of the heart.

9.leave a 1.5 -2 inch opening and back stitch

10.Flip right side out and press

11. Fill with stuffing and hand stitch closed or make a small stitch around the entire heart to finish it up and close up the hole.

cross stitch on fabric

What do you think of this little heart project! It’s fun for Valentine’s Day coming up, but also can be made any time of the year!  Here’s another type of love note pillow tutorial for you as well!

Happy Stitching!


cross stitch on pillow


Saturday 17th of February 2018

Hi Melanie. I recently started crocheting again after years . I am at beginner projects. I am looking for a tutorial or a pattern for an easy pillow for my living room couch. Also an easy project for a small/medium purse with a button and hook closure instead of a zipper and a small makeup bag with the same . If you have any ideas I would appreciate it. You are the best that I've seen on the tutorials because you are so patient and go slowly with us beginners. Please email me when you can. Sincerely, Phyllis

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