How to Sew an Easy Patchwork Pillow

How to sew an easy patchwork pillow

I am in love.

And not with my husband. I mean, yes, I love my husband, but I am having a secret romance, with my newly-slipcovered sofa.

What in the name of Martha possessed me to buy more than 15 yds of fabric to make slipcovers before I figured out that white was the way to go? I blame paint fumes.

My new favorite pillowHow to sew an easy patchwork pillow

A sofa so deliciously plump, and blindingly white deserved some cute pillows.

Can you see it? I reused some scraps of the same fabric I covered the top of the bookcase with. I couldn’t let it go to waste. I am cheap frugal like that.

How to sew an easy patchwork pillow

While it looks like a regular patchwork pillow from afar, there is a twist to it.

Yep, the stitching is on the outside. I used the serger to join the squares, leaving the edges exposed. It gives the pillow some texture.

I was inspired by these awesome crocheted pillows by Marlene that I have set my sight on.

My new favorite pillow

I added blue piping made out of the reverse side of some blue taffeta. The pillow closes with a zipper on the back. The back is made of some cute  fabric that I also used on the front.

Ah, one of my favorite corners of our home. The perfect spot to cozy up on, enjoy a cup of my favorite ginger tea and watch my favorite show:


Aunt Clara

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  1. Patricia Torres says:

    Oh so so gorgeous!! I'll be back again tonight… to check on all your other posts.. Thanks so much for linking it to my blog!

  2. Gorgeous, I love the seams!

  3. I love the colours of your pillow.

  4. Love them! Especially the texture! You make such beautiful things!

  5. You're killing me with your gorgeous white slipcovers. I was hot to trot to do this, but my sewing skills are not all that so I chickened out. I love, love, love your seams on the outside of the pillow. Makes them so much funkier. Great job!

  6. I love the texture your sewing gave the pillow.. looks lovely against the white sofa.

  7. marlene rodrigues says:

    Oh! Thank you for referring my name!The way you sew reminds me my pillows!But I never imagined that would have inspired in my Daisys cushion cover!I loved the results! The blue tones are beautiful in their white sofa!Congratulations!marlene

  8. Miss Val's Creations says:

    This looks fantastic and so cozy! I love Martha. Everytime I watch and edpisode I have to make something!!!

  9. baysiderose says:

    You have done an amazing job and I love the colours. Great idea to cover the top of the bookcase with matching fabric. Love it. Thanks for the inspiration.Pam

  10. Little Treasures says:

    Gorgeous! I envy people who can afford white furniture – especially sofas. With my children's temperament it equals a nervous breakdown!

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