The call of the wild! This adorable pillow pair features a Gregarious Gator and an Amiable Elephant. You’ll find all the steps below to place them on 20” x 12” lumbar pillows using three different appliqué techniques: outline and stitch, raw edge, and reverse. Thanks to our sponsorship from Janome America, all the templates are
We’re very excited to be working with Jaftex, their four quilt-shop-only brands, and over 350 retailers across the U.S. and Canada as part of the SIY-Sew It Yourself!™ program. It’s all about creating beginner-friendly projects to keep new and returning sewers inspired and motivated. For us, one of the most unique opportunities about this program

Fabric weaving plus decorative stitching-in-the-ditch packs a powerful color punch! Start with one 40-piece jelly roll bundle, and with clever seaming and slicing, end up with two different, yet completely coordinated 20” pillows.

Sweet tweets! Check out this cute pattern available in our Etsy Shop. You’ll pick your favorite floral fabrics to create six fine feathered friends, then appliqué them in place on a pair of stitched telephone lines.

Create a square pillow with an embroidered peace symbol and a coordinating rectangular pillow with the word PEACE embroidered in a gorgeous floral flourish. Our custom embroidery designs are offered as free file downloads.

Our luxurious bow pillow can pretty up your bed or glamorize your sofa. Hesitant to work with faux fur? It’s really quite easy and particularly forgiving thanks to the deep pile that conceals any less-than-perfect stitching.

Fussy. Cut. It means having your way with fabric, manipulating it to best showcase motifs and colors. This pillow trio was originally made in Tula’s De La Luna Halloween-themed fabric, but they’d be smashing in any of your faves.

Where would you like to go today? Forget Google Maps and the ever-present GPS, give me a real map and I’ll follow you anywhere… bonus points if it might be a treasure map! We were originally inspired by the Street Maps fabric from the Dapper collection by Tim Holtz for Coats – a vintage wonderland of

Real starfish belong in tide pools. Our starfish pillow belongs on your sofa… or bed or chair or bench. The quick and easy project has a full pattern. Use it to add a splash of nautical fun to freshen-up your Spring décor.

What makes a great pillowscape? Gorgeous fabric, an interesting shape or two, and a few special bits of embellishment as a start. We combined all these attributes to create a fabulous 50″ bolster with two matching rounds.

Embroidery turned a simple round, white pillow into a stunning statement. Our friends at Janome America sponsored this beautiful custom embroidery design, allowing us to offer it to you as a free download in the six major embroidery machine formats. The ascending and descending triangles simulate a rosy sunrise reflected in a cool mountain lake.

For our Featured section, we’ve been focusing on projects that can use smaller pieces from your fabric stash. This lumbar pillow uses skinny cuts to create pretty strip patchwork. Wavy line free-motion quilting finishes the front.

Let this pretty kitty keep watch over the rest of the pillows on your sofa or bed. The bold silhouette with its sweet dimensional bow is truly the Cat’s Meow. Our appliqué design is a free download, including the lettering.

The classic round bolster is a great way to add a new and interesting shape to your pile o’ decorator pillows. Cording accents and gathered ends are elegant touches that add true designer style yet are so very easy to accomplish.

Truly the Art of Thread; this pillow combines dense decorative stitching with machine embroidery accents and cool corner tassels. A décor or upholstery weight fabric gives the proper stability – a dark, solid makes the stitching pop.

This pillow is an example of fast and easy patchwork using a grid. The design is the same on both sides, but we turned one grid panel 90º to create an interesting effect front to back. Use some of your favorite small, colorful bits.

One of the reasons Sew4Home came into existence was our desire to get new people interested in sewing. We wanted to prove sewing was within anyone's reach, even if you'd never even turned on a sewing machine before. It's why we're so focused on providing detailed instructions with helpful photos and make-no-assumptions steps. It's also

Looking for a Halloween pillow pal? How about a full size body pillow – maybe one that glows in the dark?! We used an envelope style closure for the bottom of the pillow that hides the end of the pillow inside a hemmed pocket.

Cute toss pillows in interesting shapes are a great way to interject a bit of playful zest into children's décor (although, we will allow you to make this for grown-up types as well). Our ukulele pillow tutorial certainly qualifies as an interesting shape, and we include a free downloadable pattern for it.  Can’t you just

Freshen up the pillow-scape on your bed or sofa with this terrific trio. We used simple patchwork techniques to blend together 13 coordinating prints, creating three different pillow shapes: square, rectangle, and bolster.

We’ve all seen foam pool noodles. We invited them inside with our exclusive Land Noodles™. Thin, soft, and flexible, they’re made with rolled batting wrapped in cozy luxury fleece. For sleeping, lounging, and epic pillow fights.

Oilcloth is water resistant with a wipe-clean surface, making it ideal for patio living. “It will be too sticky for pillows,” you shout! These pillows are meant to be used as bright pops of color to decorate not for sleeping.

A “Word Pillow” makes a bright, bold statement to add to your pillowscape. We include the appliqué template for “Ahoy,” but this time of year, you could build your own to suit the situation. How about: Dad, Grad, Smile or Hug?!

A bolster is a long, narrow pillow, often used to support the back or neck. Our black & white version finishes at over 30″ with a flange at each end. It makes a dramatic statement across a bed or against the back of a couch.

Zippers are one of the trusty workhorses of the sewing world. They normally go about their jobs, opening and closing without much fanfare. But recently, it's become quite trendy to let them out from between the seams to shine on their own. Today's fancy and fashionable pillow does just that, featuring zippers on both the
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