Gold Heart and Scalloped DIY Pillows

February 12, 2015Sarah Khandjian

Rethink pleather and make these adorable heart and scalloped gold throw pillows.

Since my pink sofa arrived last month I’ve been wanting to make some throw pillows for it. I finally got around to making a couple simple pillow covers using some gold pleather I had left over from making the gold scalloped napkins and some fabric I picked up at the local fabric store. And what would I put on the pillows other than scallops and a big heart, right?

I wanted to make these as easily and quickly as possible so I turned used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the pleather appliqués and Fabric Paper Glue’s awesome envelope pillow tutorial for the pattern (it’s seriously such a great tutorial). When using your Silhouette to cut out pleather and other thick fabrics I found it works best when you iron on the sewable fabric interfacing to the back of the fabric and cut it on a cutting mat. I used the 12″ x 24″ mat when cutting out the gold scallops and the 12″ x 12″ mat for the heart.

Use the following settings when cutting plether on your Silhouette:

– Blade 10
– Speed 3
– Thickness 33
Do not double cut

An envelope pillow is the perfect project for the beginner seamstress and these gold pleather accents make them so cute!

Sew up your own covers for throw pillows using this super easy, no zipper method.

Love these gold heart and scalloped throw pillows! Such a cute and simple way to add some shimmer to a room!

Time: 1 hour
– 1/5 yard gold pleather
– Sewable fabric interfacing
Heart and scallop SVG files
– 1/2 – 1 yard of fabric per pillow, depending on size
– Silhouette Cameo
– Sewing machine and thread

If you don’t have a Silhouette you can cut out the printable templates out on 11″ x 17″ paper and trace the patterns onto the pleather.


  • Hilary @ My So-Called Home

    February 12, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    So so cute, the perfect compliment to the pink sofa! I am on the edge of my seat for your kitchen reveal though, can’t wait to see how it all came together :)

    1. Sarah

      February 15, 2015 at 2:42 pm

      Thanks—the kitchen is coming together a little at a time! I’m hoping to have most of it done by mid March and I’ll post about it then too!

  • Amy W

    February 13, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    That scallop pillow is so gorgeous!!

    1. Sarah

      February 15, 2015 at 2:44 pm

      Thanks Amy!

  • Louise Zielinski

    February 1, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    I love the adorable gold heart & scalloped DIY heart pillows. My arthritis is pretty bad! Would you make me one and allow me to purchase it? Thank you for considering my request!
    Louise Zielinski

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