Floor Pillow Tutorial

28 06 2010

2nd round of Iron Crafter. YEAH! The secret ingredient is pillowcases and sheets.  This floor pillow is super cute and filled with polyfil and bean bag beans so it’s super soft too.

You will need 2 pillowcases – a colored or patterened one for the outside and another of your choice for the inside (as long as they are similar in size.)

A piece of contrast fabric (I used white) about 18 x 8 1/2, Contrasting fabric scraps for name letters, fusible webbing, contrast fabric for handle 4 x 14 in, 2 -14″ zippers, 2 scrap pieces (1x2in) for zipper covers.

Step 1 (optional) – make name panel based on length of name.  I made my letters 5″ tall with 1 1/4 in white space on each size.  Fuse them to your panel and zig zag stitch around them. Spray or use fusible webbing to place the name panel in the center of the pillow case and zig zag around then edges to hold in place.

Step 2 – With the pillow case laying flat, mark and cut 3 3/4″ up (and down) and 3 1/2″ from the sides.

Step 3 – Make the handle

Step 4 – Attach the handle on the top seam side of the pillow case 5″ in from each side.  Stitch it in place using the square and X for stability.

Step 5- Turn pillowcase inside out, match the corners and sew 1/4″ seam allowance. Do all 4 corners.

Step 6 – Turn right side out and top stitch all sides (1/8″) to give it a box shape. I pinned each side to make sure it stayed straight.

Step 7 – Take a 1×2 piece and fold it over. Pin the zipper and cover to one side of the opening. Pin the other folded 1×2 piece at the other end.  Using a zipper foot, sew the zipper to one side.

Step 8 – Open the zipper and pin it to the other side and sew along the edge with a zipper foot.  Make sure you have tucked your zipper cover in the seam.

I like the zipper cover with little ones because it keeps the zipper tucked and it’s harder for them to open

Step 9 – Make an identical (sans handle and name panel) pillow for the inside and fill it with polyfil and bean bag beans. The beans make it comfy and the polyfil makes it pop back into shape once they get up (no squashed look)

Stuff that one inside the other and you have a super cute floor pillow.

My little guy on his new pillowAlso linking to
Making Keeping It SimpleSumo Sweet StuffThe Girl Creative



9 responses

28 06 2010
Young Wifey

Very cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

28 06 2010

Hey–this is my nephew’s name! What are the odds? Very cute! Great tutorial!

28 06 2010
Kaysi @ Keeping It SImple

That is so cute!!

29 06 2010

This is so cute! I’m so impressed with your lettering. It looks so perfect! thanks for sharing

29 06 2010

I think I left you with my photo website. Here’s the link to ThisOldChair

1 07 2010

I love this floor pillow.

I would be honored if you would link it to my Upcycle Awesome party over at http://www.thetshirtdiaries.com

Hope to see you there!


3 07 2010

Hi! You’ve got an awesome blog here. I’d love it if you’d stop by my blog sometime. I host a link up party every Tuesday for crafts, activities, recipes and ideas for toddlers. I’d love for you to link up some of your cool ideas:
Have a great day!

5 07 2010

I wanted to let you know that you made it in the top 10 Iron Crafters!


18 07 2010

What great work you do! Cute kid too…

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