Monday, April 5, 2010

Pillow Week: The First of Five Pillow Tutorials

We are excited here at Mamma Tortilla because this week we will have five pillow tutorials and three amazing guest bloggers from Obsessively Stitching, Samster Mommy, and The Sewing Dork! Fun times=)

I am going to start off the week with this nifty little pillow...

The seams on this pillow are visible adding a fun texture to the pillow.

fabric about 3x longer than your desired length
fabric backing
contrasting thread
pillow stuffing

1. Take your top piece and fold it over one inch so that the wrong sides are touching.

2. Sew a 1/4 in. seam. Take material and fold over 1 inch from your last seam and sew a 1/4 in. seam. Repeat for the entire length of material.

3. Iron all seams flat. Be sure to only iron in one direction so that all your contrasting thread can be seen.

4. This is what the back of your piece should look like.

5. With right sides together, sew the top piece and the back piece together. Be sure to sew in the direction that the seams lay. Leave a 3 inch hole for stuffing.

6. Stuff and then slip stitch closed.

This is a pretty simple pillow once you get the hang of sewing the seams. And the end result is so fun. Each angle of the pillow gives you a different look.

The feel of the pillow is pretty neat as well. I love to run my finger along it and boop, boop, boop as the seams pop back up =) Okay, maybe I do need to get out more...

Be sure to stop by tomorrow to see the tutorial from Care of Obsessively Stitching!

Make your life beautiful!


  1. Oooooooooooooh, TEXTURE!! I love it! :o)

  2. I could see myself doing the same thing, not sure if that's any consulation, though ... love the pillow!


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