These elegant pillows are easy, No-Sews! My grandson D’mitri and family live in Dana Point, and the nautical fabric is fitting. He took a sailing class over the summer and loves to surf with Dad (my son). Directions: Use a pillow insert of any shape or just use loose filling. Start by deciding on the size of your cushion, if you are using a insert then you need to lay your cushion insert onto your fabric but add about 3/4 inch for the hem (larger than what wraps around the insert) and cut it out. this will become the tassels for tying later. You need to cut out 2 of these one for each side of the pillow case. If you are using loose filling then cut out your fabric to your desired size and shape. You will need 2 of these one for each side of the pillow.
To save time you can pin the two sides together and cut them together. Next, you need to close up your pillow. Do this by starting in one corner and tying one fringe from each side of the pillow together into a knot. (see above picture) this will join both sides. Continue to do this till you have knotted up all 3 sides. Insert your filling or cushion insert then close up the top of the pillow by finishing off the knots. The valentine shape can work as Christmas decor if colors are green and red!