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40+ Crafty Pillows & Cushions To Make

All kinds of projects in this list, everything from sophisticated decor pieces that will pretty up a room to drag ’em around floor cushions that the kids can lounge on.

racheldenbow.blogspot.com

racheldenbow.blogspot.com

Doily [1]:
So pretty & a great way to use those vintage doilies in your stash.

Spray Painted Wheat [2]:
Easy pillows to make, designs stenciled on with freezer paper technique.

vanessachristenson.com

vanessachristenson.com

sewmamasew.com

sewmamasew.com

Portable [3]:
Fabric covered foam inserts that are great for toting around indoors and outdoors.

Easy Throw [4]:
Learn how to make a cottage-style throw pillow in 10 easy steps.

cottagemagpie.com

cottagemagpie.com

sew4home.com

sew4home.com

Relaxing Neck Pillows [5]:
Bowtie-shaped neck pillows prop up your noggin when you watch TV in bed or supporting your neck while sleeping.

Meditation Floor Pillow [6]:
Make a cozy little spot for some down time.

craftzine.com

craftzine.com

designspongeonline.com

designspongeonline.com

Applique [7]:
Linen pillows with felt letter appliques..great gift idea for teenagers!

T-Shirt Ruffle [8]:
Transform a t-shirt into a lovely (and comfy) cushion.

floralshowers.com

floralshowers.com

craftynest.com

craftynest.com

Fleece Alphabet [9]:
Cozy hand-stitched pillows made in the shape of any letter or combination of letters you like.

T-Shirt [10]:
How fun is this! Great gift idea for sports fans and teens.

inspiremecrafts.com

nspiremecrafts.com

pinkchalkstudio.com

pinkchalkstudio.com

Gather Up [11]:
Silk pillow that is made up just as nicely with quilting cotton.

Pretty Ruffle (pdf) [12]:
The back of the pillow features an open flap for easy removal. Tutorial from Sandi Henderson Design.

portabellopixie.typepad.com

portabellopixie.typepad.com

thelongthread.com

thelongthread.com

Pintuck [13]:
Gorgeous pillows make with washed silk. Free tutorial via pdf download.

Personalized Birdie [14]:
How sweet is this! Finished pillow size is 12×16.

modabakeshop.com

modabakeshop.com

etsy.com

etsy.com

Rosette Clusters [15]:
Use either felt or felted wool to make this lovely pillow.

Square Tufted Box Cushions [16]:
Make big comfy floor cushions that aren’t only comfy…they’re stylish too!

wkdesigner.wordpress.com

wkdesigner.wordpress.com

cluckclucksew.com

cluckclucksew.com

Scrap Buster [17]:
Lovely pillow design–great way to use up some fabric scraps.

3 Quick & Easy Projects [18]:
Gorgeous! The three different designs are: Pleated Apron, Letter & Envelope, Easy Pinafore.

threadsmagazine.com

threadsmagazine.com

curbly.com

curbly.com

Beefy Bolsters [19]:
Great end-of-the-couch nap pillow…make these by repurposing towels!

Ribbon [20]:
Pillow front made with grosgrain ribbons, back is twill.

jcarolinecreative.com

jcarolinecreative.com

marthastewart.com

marthastewart.com

Lavender Filled [21]:
Luxurious gift for those who have trouble sleeping, filled with dried lavender and flax seeds.

Snow Mum (pdf) [22]:
An easy, elegant pillow perfect for your holiday decor. From Amy Butler Design.

amybutlerdesign.com

amybutlerdesign.com

curbly.com

curbly.com

Garden Bench [23]:
Making decor pieces for your garden furniture couldn’t be simpler with this method by doing some simple folding and gluing.

Star Fruit [24]:
Nice decorative pillow that can be made into many sizes (including a cute pincushion).

matchingpegs.com

matchingpegs.com

3punkmom.blogspot.com

3punkmom.blogspot.com

Floor Cushions [25]:
These Land of Nod inspired floor cushions will no doubt provide a comfy spot on the floor.

Jazzy Porch [26]:
Make this smart pillow design with a contrasting tailored flange.

fliptstudio.com

fliptstudio.com

thediydish.com

thediydish.com

Stenciled Envelope [27]:
Video and pdf tutorial (free download) showing you how to freezer paper stencil lovely pillows.

Pretty Petal [28]:
Includes a free pdf pattern download for the petals.

iammommahearmeroar.blogspot.com

iammommahearmeroar.blogspot.com

flamingotoes.com

flamingotoes.com

Linen Beehive & Birdcage [29]:
Tutorial shows you how to transfer a favorite design onto linen then make into pretty cushions.

Shabby Flower [30]: Layers of linen petals are arranged and stitched on top and finished off with a fabric flower center.

burlapandblue.com

burlapandblue.com

sew4home.com

sew4home.com

Diamond Wale Corduroy [31]: Made with medium wale corduroy, a pillow form and two decorative shank buttons. Nice looking pillow with the corners turned in a different direction.

Strawberry [32]: Finished size is 15-inches high and so charming! They remind of oversized strawberry pincushions.

purlbee.com

purlbee.com

vanessachristenson.com

vanessachristenson.com

Shag [33]: Made with one yard of jersey fabric cut into strips and two squares of cotton fabric (to attach the strips to).

Crafty Clock [34]: Cute & cuddly pillow featuring a clock face with hands that move (fun for kids to play with time).

sillypearl.com

sillypearl.com

e-tells-tales.blogspot.com

e-tells-tales.blogspot.com

Big Bow Striped [35]: Made with 1.5 yards of striped fabric and an 18″ square pillow form.

Ruffled Monogram [36]: Spell a name or whatever you like with these pretty pillows, features a single ruffled strip along one side.

sadalewis.com

sadalewis.com

dhwilson.blogspot.com

dhwilson.blogspot.com

Flower Form Cover [37]: Repurpose an old sweater to make this charming flower pillow cover (round).

Side-Tie [38]: Features three fabric ties along one side of pillow.

amerooniedesigns.blogspot.com

amerooniedesigns.blogspot.com

sewastraightline.com

sewastraightline.com

Fancy Exposed Pintucks [39]: An interesting technique resulting in a rich-looking pillow that looks complicated to make, but is easy-peasy (just how we like ’em!).

Quilted Stripes [40]: Made with strips of quilting weight cotton, fabric for the back, cotton batting and muslin.

maureencracknellhandmade.blogspot.com

maureencracknellhandmade.blogspot.com

masteringphoto.com

masteringphoto.com

Customize With Photos [41]: Photos are printed on inkjet fabric sheets then sewn together with various fabric scraps (for the front) and a fat quarter for the backing.

Remote Control Pocket [42]: Keep your remotes organized with this cozy pillow made from an old sweatshirt.

kundhicreative.com

kundhicreative.com

modkidboutique.blogspot.ca

modkidboutique.blogspot.ca

French Window [43]: Made with a 24″ pillowform, 9 squares of assorted fabric prints, white fabric and pillow backing fabric.

Knotted Felt [44]: Use premium felt rather than craft felt, zips along the side.

kriskrafting.blogspot.ca

kriskrafting.blogspot.ca

fabyoubliss.com

fabyoubliss.com

Butterfly [45]: You’ll need felt in 2 or 3 colors for the butterfly piece, sized to fit 19″ square.

Bonus: Easy Peasy DIY Piping Tutorial [46]

Cowboy Boot

*First published May 13, 2009 and moved here for better organization

Cowboy Boot Pillow: Click To Get Pattern Copy [47]

Cowboy Boot Pillow: Click To Get Pattern Copy

Instructions:

This will delight any cowboy fan. Make it from one color with embroidered designs, or make the top plaid or stripe and use plain for the bottom.

Source: Women’s Household Handicraft (1962)

Buckwheat Hull Filler

*First published June 26, 2007 and moved here for better organization

Picture of Pillows - Tipnut.comThese instructions are for sleeping pillows, not the Microwaveable Heating Bags [48].

Supplies Needed:

organic, pillow grade buckwheat hulls
zippered cotton pillowcase liner
regular pillowcase

Directions:

That’s it! Whenever you need to launder the pillowcases, all you have to do is remove the buckwheat pillow from the pillowcase and empty the contents into a clean pail. Launder the pillowcases and dump the hulls back into the zippered case.

Tips

For Buying:

Care Instructions:

Stuffers:

Outer Case Tip:

Buckwheat pillows may take a little getting used to because the hulls do rustle a bit inside the case as you move your head (and make a little noise), but they are recommended to help in a variety of situations: allergies, headaches, migraines, orthopedic reasons, sleep apnea, etc.

These are a little pricey to make, but they last for years and years.