Easy Pillow Project with Instructions

Easy Pillow Project with Instructions


Supplies listed are enough to make one 7 1/2"x11" pillow.

  • Fat quarter of firmly woven fabric
  • 1/4 yard of fusible fleece
  • 45" length of 2 1/2"-wide bias tape
  • 12" to 16" zipper
  • Polyester stuffing
  • Presser feet: 1/4", edgestitch & zipper


From the fat quarter and fusible fleece, cut one 7 1/2"x11" rectangle, one 7"x11" rectangle and one 2 1/2"x11" rectangle.


Following the manufacturer's instructions, fuse the fleece rectangles to the corresponding fabric rectangle wrong sides.

On the 7"x11" rectangle, fold one long edge 1/2" toward the wrong side.

Place the zipper right side up on a flat surface. Position the folded fabric edge right side up along the lower zipper tape, aligning the fabric fold and the zipper teeth.

Install the zipper foot onto the machine. Stitch the edge close to the fold.

With right sides together, align one 2 1/2"x11" rectangle long edge with the upper zipper tape; pin, and then stitch close to the zipper teeth.

Measure 1 1/2" from the small rectangle stitching line; mark. Fold the fabric so the marked line aligns with the previous stitching line. Press to form the zipper flap, and then stitch over the previous stitching.

With wrong sides together, align the pieced zipper rectangle and the remaining 7 1/2"x11" rectangle.

Using a 3/16" seam allowance, stitch the pillow perimeter.

Cut one bias strip short end at an angle.  Fold the angled end 1/2" toward the wrong side; press. Fold the bias strip in half lengthwise with wrong sides together; press.

Align the strip and pillow raw edges; stitch using a 1/4" seam allowance, mitering corners. Cut the bias strip end 1 1/2" beyond the beginning. Tuck the strip end into the beginning and continue stitching.

Fold the bias strip folded edge toward the pillow back, and then hand or machine stitch in the ditch to secure.

Fill the pillow with polyester stuffing to the desired fullness.




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