Why I Love You Pillows {Tutorial}

‘Why I Love You’ Pillows!I love you pillows


To kick off Valentines day in our house the first day in February I put these pillows on my kids bed.  Then for 14 days my husband and I leave love notes in them about why we love them.  They can’t read them {or have them read to them…if they can’t read} until they are ready for bed.  It really motivates them to get ready for bed… BTW!

Here’s the cool thing…they are super easy to make!  They are made out of hand towels.  You know I am a fan of ‘straight’ sewing lines.  So here is a very picture detailed tutorial of how to take a hand towel and create loving memories!

This would be fun to make for your spouse too!

O ya…I got these towels last year at Target after Valentines for around) $0.50 {LOVE IT!!!}

I love you pillows

I love you pillows1.  Choose the towel fabric you want for your pocket.

I love you pillows2.  Cut out a 6×8 rectangle (the size of the fabric really doesn’t matter).

I love you pillows3.  Fold down all sides of the pocket and sew.

I love you pillows4.  Sew the 2 sides and bottom of the pocket fabric material down onto another towel.  Make sure to leave the top open!

I love you pillows5.  Turn inside out and sew the sides together.

I love you pillows 6.  Flip right side out

I love you pillows7.  Stuff with fluff!

I love you pillows8.  Sew the top

I love you pillows

9.  Get ready to place on the bed with love notes and watch them smile!

Why I Love You Pillows {Tutorial}

    1. January 25th, 2010 at 10:23 am
      Sherri Jorgensen says:
      Love the idea!
    2. January 25th, 2010 at 10:24 am
      Sherri Jorgensen says:
      I love this idea...it would brighten every kids day and night!
    3. January 25th, 2010 at 11:47 am
      Bree says:
      OK, that is just CUTE! And your blog is DARLING! xoxoxo
    4. January 25th, 2010 at 1:19 pm
      Staci Starnes says:
      Cute idea Alison! Love it!
    5. January 25th, 2010 at 1:34 pm
      Maryanne says:
      what an awesome idea and so adorable!
    6. January 26th, 2010 at 1:16 am
      Diann @ the Thrifty Groove says:
      Such a cute idea!
    7. January 26th, 2010 at 1:28 am
      Veronnica Watson says:
      What a great idea! Good job!
    8. January 26th, 2010 at 8:06 am
      Whatever DeeDee Wants says:
      I love this idea! Hopefully I can find some time to try making some of these darling pillows!
    9. January 26th, 2010 at 10:09 am
      Kristen says:
      Reminds me of our tooth pillows and sweet dreams pillows growing up. We had a small pocket to put our tooth in after we lost it so that it didn't get lost. When we had bad dreams, mom had us write good thoughts on paper and stick it in a pillow pocket. Thanks for the memory trip!
    10. January 26th, 2010 at 10:56 am
      Heather @My Frugal Family says:
      Great idea! I'll have to look for some fun towels!

      Please feel free to link up to Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family!

    11. January 26th, 2010 at 8:46 pm
      TidyMom says:
      This is such a cute cute idea! I love it!
    12. January 26th, 2010 at 9:26 pm
      Stephanie Hanson says:
      So cute. I think I might be able to tackle this one.
    13. January 26th, 2010 at 11:39 pm
      jenjen says:
      I love that idea. Seriously!!!! I want one!

      Very cute you guys!

    14. January 27th, 2010 at 1:09 pm
      Meghan says:
      What a great idea. No one ever gets tired of being told all the reasons they are loved, do they? And it's much less fattening than chocolate!
    15. January 28th, 2010 at 8:12 am
      Hani says:
      you make me wanna sew!!!:D
    16. January 28th, 2010 at 8:48 pm
      Randi says:
      What a fun idea!
    17. January 28th, 2010 at 9:32 pm
      MommyGina says:
      Adorable. I will start this. I have wanted to make Valentine's a HOLIDAY for some time now. This is perfect.
    18. February 1st, 2010 at 3:57 pm
      Lindsey@Kindred Spirit Mommy says:
      Such a cute idea!

      You've been featured on the Creative Moms Blog Hop today - topic is Sweet Valentine's Day Tutorials:


      I featured your guest post at Mod Podge Rocks, too. I absolutely love your blog!
    19. February 2nd, 2010 at 10:47 pm
      Louise Jones says:
      I love this idea! I made my own version. You can check it out here markandlouise.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/valentines-day-love-notes/

      Thanks for the great idea, I'm really looking forward to doing it with my little ones.

      I love your blog!
    20. February 6th, 2010 at 2:54 pm
      Lenetta @ Nettacow says:
      I (heart) sewing straight lines! ('cept they're not always exactly straight, but anyway...) I linked to these on my weekly roundup, the post is under my name. Thanks for sharing!
    21. February 7th, 2010 at 8:50 pm
      tiffany says:
      I love this idea! I am all about the straight sewing lines so I might be able to pull this one off. I would love to share this. I will be linking on mypetitepurse.blogspot.com

      thank you!
    22. February 9th, 2010 at 11:28 am
      carissa says:
      Totally gonna try to make these for the whole family-LOVE IT
    23. February 10th, 2010 at 1:07 am
      Jessie says:
      I LOVE your pillow it's so sweet that I had to try to make one of my own. Thanks so much for your inspiration. I haven't sewn anything in over 20 years and I didn't even have a sewing machine but I went straight to costco and purchased one. I Loved the pillow of coaurse mine needs a little work but my three year old wont judge me. Thanks for all the amazing posts. You can take a peek at my pillow on my blog. Jessie
    24. February 10th, 2010 at 6:53 am
      Kelly W says:
      this is an awesome idea. I think this will be on my to do list.

      BTW I am visiting from Today's Creative Blog
    25. January 21st, 2011 at 9:38 pm
      smalltowngirl says:
      I love this! What a wonderful way to show your kids you love them and promote positive self-esteem! :)
    26. January 22nd, 2012 at 9:20 pm
      Jessica says:
      I used similar towels to make cute totebags. Same idea- use the waffle one for a pocket- you do need some extra fabric for the lining.
    27. January 3rd, 2013 at 2:09 pm
      Laura Clark says:
      Do you have any cute sayings/ideas to put in the pockets? I did an Encouragement jar for my daughter's 18th birthday, and I think it was one of the best things I've ever made her. :) Thanks for the special ideas.
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