These little sand-filled, pin-adorned pillows will make useful valentines for the sewers in your life.
Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2003
Cotton-weave fabric or linen
1/2-inch sequin pins
Fabric marker or iron-on transfer paper
Use cotton-weave fabric or linen and 1/2-inch sequin pins. Create a pattern with a fabric marker or iron-on transfer paper (or just work freehand).
Machine-stitch two rectangles together, right sides facing, leaving a 1 1/2-inch opening; turn right side out, and fill with sand.
Sew pillow closed by hand, and insert pins.