Sew up a basic pillow and then personalize it by adding a custom-designed pillowcase using one of the five included design templates along with fabric crayons and/or permanent markers ... or create your own unique design!
This is a Sew Better Together project, which is designed to support those new to sewing in the creation of clothing and other items for their 18-inch friends. This includes hands-on participation in the construction of the items, as well as a variety of opportunities to add a personal touch and develop true ownership in the finished product.
This PDF pattern uses only basic sewing techniques with ample instructions and photos. All that is needed is at least one participant familiar with the basic use of a sewing machine, including threading the machine and completing basic straight and zigzag stitches. This person should also be mature enough to know how to handle tools safely, such as a hot iron or sharp needles.
Recommended Fabrics: Pillow: cotton, ticking, broadcloth; Pillowcase: polyester, rayon
- Fabric - scrap of woven fabric, such as cotton, ticking or broadcloth (enough for two 5x7-inch pieces)
- Polyester fiberfill stuffing
- Fabric - scrap fabric (enough for
two 6x9-inch pieces) IMPORTANT: If you are planning to iron on a crayon design, be sure to use the type of fabric specified on the crayon box. Polyester or other 100% synthetic fabrics are often recommended.
- Fabric crayons (optional)
- Fine-tip permanent markers (optional)
Skill Level: Beginner
What You Get: One 30 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Sew!