I like to make no sew pillows with my daughter and my nephews. The no sew version is a great way to introduce children to the sewing and crafting world. My daughter loves to help me measure and cut the fabric. The design below is an excellent starter project for children and adults.
How to make it
Cut 2 identical heart shapes from the fleece, 1 red, 1 green. To allow for a 4-inch fringe, be sure to cut the hearts 8 inches larger than you want your finished pillow. We cut ours 26 inches across and 22 inches long for an 18- by 14-inch pillow.
On 1 fleece heart, use a ruler and chalk or a disappearing-ink pen to draw a heart 4 inches in from the edge of the fabric (see illustration). Measure and draw fringe that’s about 1 inch wide and 4 inches long (up to the center heart, as shown).
Stack the hearts with your chalk lines on top. Cut the fringe, through both layers of fleece, stopping at the center heart.
Begin at the bottom point of the heart and tie the top piece of fringe to the bottom piece by double-knotting them. Continue up the side of the pillow. At the dip at the top, knot together the top 4 fringes (2 pairs) into 1 double knot to cinch the opening more tightly. Then go back to knotting just 2 fringes until only 4 pairs are untied.
Stuff the heart with fiberfill. Tie the remaining fringes. Brush off any chalk that still shows. Ink lines should disappear according to the package directions.