If you’re learning to sew or teaching someone else, this pillow is a great first project. We spend extra time going over tools and techniques, and include links to other articles to help move you further along the learning curve.
Like your favorite pair of sweats, sometimes you gotta have a loose fit. This throw pillow follows suit with a relaxed and roomy cover. We added 15 lines of decorative stitching and custom corner tassels.
We call this a “jewel box pillow” because of its rows of diamonds. But a diamond is just a square turned on point. So the front is really just six simple rows stitched on the diagonal. Piping and covered buttons soften the angles.
This dramatic pillow is what is traditionally called a “statement” pillow, the member of the pillowscape with the strongest flair, the one that anchors the collection. The striking fleur-de-lis appliqué is a free download.
We provide complete step-by-step instructions for our own woven braid design plus two alternative ideas. The pattern works best in fabric with a variety of smaller motifs in distinct colors to achieve the pretty braided effect.
Bring some beauty into the backyard with our cheery chair cushions complete with brightly colored poms on the ties that bounce in the warm breeze. The cushions are one-piece, folding at the center to form the back + seat.
Stripes are one of those universal motifs. We turned and seamed them in clever ways to create a unique effect. Our “spun stripes” allow simple triangles and squares to morph into pillow tops that seem almost three-dimensional.
When you think of patchwork, you usually think of quilting cotton. But there’s no rule! We added luxury into the mix with a jewel box blend of silk dupioni in Tiffany blue, glittering silver, burnished gold, and rich ebony.
Tuck a letter to Santa in one pocket, a special treat for him in the other. Then, leave the pillow out overnight and check in the morning to see what Santa has returned. Perhaps a letter back and another special treat!
Create a beautiful chair cushion with accent piping and nice square corners but without any stress! There’s no side gusset; we use easy box corners instead. And the piping is attached as individual strips, so no tricky corners.
A great gift idea for Father’s Day. Classic wool plaid forms the back, white cotton duck for the front, twisted cording around the edges, and black felted wool for the appliqués that mimic the look of vintage shadow silhouettes.
This pillow features a unique way to make ordinary piping pop. You start with jumbo piping, which requires a wide fabric strip as a wrap. This fabric strip then becomes the base for two rows of bold decorative stitching.
Quilter’s prairie points create a unique edge for this pretty pillow. We used charm squares to make things quick and easy. There are 32 points around the edge; including clever mitered corners, which we show you how to make.
It’s the classic special touch: adding a little something on top. Pie is great. Pie with whipped cream is awesome. This pretty pillow overlays patchwork with a touch of embroidery. It’s a simple way to make a stunning statement.
Sitting pretty. That’s what you’ll be when you complete this lovely vanity chair pad. We took a simple center-tufted cushion design, then added deep double ruffles and long beautiful bows to attach the pad to the back of the chair.
This pillow’s pleated front is embellished with thin belted accents and a bow. With no intricate angles or curves, it’s a great project to practice pleating. Master the fold-and-tuck method, and you can use it again and again.
Patchwork done in small prints in a coordinated color palette is lovely. But when you want to mix it up, try bold designs + bright colors set against crisp, clean white with hand embroidery on the front and pretty tassels on the back.