8 Patterned Pillow Tutorials We Want You to See

You’ve got to admit, pillow tutorials to sewists are mugs to a regular Joe. No matter how many of them you have, you can’t help yourself from collecting one every time it catches your eye. We understand, and we’re here to enable you even more. The editors at AllFreeSewing happen to adore an easy pillow tutorial (and mugs, in fact), and today we’re featuring 8 Patterned Pillow Tutorials We Want You to See.

You won’t find these DIY pillow designs on AllFreeSewing just yet; they’re newly discovered and we’re absolutely in love with them. Best of all, all eight of these handmade pillow tutorials are totally on trend with the latest fad of prints and patterns. Super stylish patterned pillows allow you to keep the major pieces in your house, like couches and chairs, timeless and neutral. Instead of picking a print for your love seat that you’ll hate ten years from now, stick with a solid color and infuse life into your home with DIY pillows. Small but strong accents like those created by these pillows’ prints can keep a room’s décor from feeling overwhelmed and busy while still appearing fresh.

Take a look at the latest in pillow fashion and get inspired to pile on the prints!

 

  1. DIY Pillow Sham Tutorial from Cora Anne Designs DIY Pillow Sham Tutorial
  2. Simple Pillow Sham from DIY DesignSimple Pillow Sham
  3. Easy DIY Envelope Pillow Covers from Lia Griffith Handcraft Your LifeEasy DIY Envelope Pillow Covers
  4. Throw and Pillow Tutorial using HGTV Fabric from JoAnn’s from DIY by DesignThrow and Pillow Tutorial using HGTV Fabric from JoAnn's
  5. Pillow Talk from Voyages of the Creative VarietyPillow Talk
  6. Flora Pillow from Trey & LucyFlora Pillow
  7. Cut out Cushion from Craft Me Happy Cut out Cushion
  8. DIY Pillow Covers from Domestic IngenuityDIY Pillow Covers

What do you think? Do you love these DIY pillow patterns? Are they causing you to jump from your computer, grab your pillows, and refashion them with loud and lovely prints? Maybe you lack the enthusiasm that the editors at AllFreeSewing do for such home dec designs as pillows and pillowcases, but we hope you at least feel inspired to go forth and create from this roundup of pillow ideas. If anything, they’re easier to store than mugs 

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Win a copy of Kate Smith’s newest collection of crafting tutorials, Makery.

Love making accessories for your home and friends? Then you will absolutely LOVE this adorable book. Full of fun, fancy, cute, creative, and absolutely do-able projects, Kate Smith’s Makery is a crafter’s dream. Enter to win a copy today! Contest ends on June 23rd, 2014 at 11:59:59 P.M. Eastern time.

 

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Sports, Space, and Spooky Designs : 8 Super Quilting Patterns for Boys

Boy, oh boy! While quilts full of appliqued butterflies and flowers have always been popular quilting designs, these pretty patterns do not exactly impress toddler boys. The editors at FaveQuilts know that picking an appropriate quilt pattern for your favorite little guy can be tricky. To help you choose the perfect kid’s quilt pattern for your son, grandson, or another beloved child, check out these 8 projects featuring some of our favorite patterns for boy quilts.

 

Sport Quilt Patterns for Boys

Sporty Crib Bumper — Make a homemade crib bumper to protect your tiny sports fan. Follow this easy tutorial to learn how stitch together the ultra-soft fabric and applique quilted shapes of basketballs and footballs on this cute bumper.

Sporty Crib Bumper

Route 66 Quilt — If you want to make a quilt for a little race car fan, you will love this simple, yet professional-looking design for a Route 66 Quilt. Use the provided template to complete this piecework and appliqued pattern for a toddler boy’s bed spread.

Route 66 Quilt

Sporty Applique Throw Pillow — This Sporty Applique Throw pillow will be much appreciated after a long summer baseball game! Check out this tutorial to learn how to machine applique a pillow with this great brightly-colored quilting idea.

Sporty Applique Throw Pillow

Spooky Quilt Patterns for Boys

Wonky Bugs Baby Quilt — Check out this free baby quilt pattern to learn how to make a wonky quilt with creepy-crawly (but cute) bug prints. As a bonus, this full pattern is also a great opportunity to work on your free motion quilting technique.

Wonky Bugs Baby Quilt

Mr. Skeleton Bones Pirate Quilt — Boys will love the swashbuckling theme of this adorable fusible applique quilt. The Mr. Skeleton Bones Pirate Quilt is one awesome kid’s applique quilt patterns to add to the bedroom of any little boy with a taste for adventure.

Mr. Skeleton Bones Pirate Quilt

Space Quilt Patterns

Robot Love Quilt –For a boy who’s more into technology and gadgets, this Robot Love Quilt pattern is sure to impress. The silly easy charm pack design is constructed out of individually-stitched happily waving robots. Although the out-of-this-world design of this quilt makes the perfect size for a younger boy’s bed spread, it is easy to enlarge all the fabric measurement to construct a bed quilt for an older boy.

Robot Love Quilt

Rocket Ship Pillow: Learn how to sew pillows with a cool fusible appliqued rocket ship design for a little boy interested in outer space. This nifty quilt pattern depicts a whimsical scene of a ship and planets swirling into an ombre blue background. If you’re really feel creative, perhaps you can even applique friendly green aliens onto this fun quilted pillow for children.

Rocket Ship Pillow

No matter if they love baseball, aliens, or just getting messy, these kid’s quilt patterns are sure to delight any beloved boy in your life. Be on the look out for our upcoming post about fantastically free quilt patterns for your favorite little girl.

 

Which boy’s quilt pattern have you made in the past?

 

 

No Sew Accent Pillow Pattern with New Michaels Fabric

In celebration of the new pre-cut fabric line at Michaels Stores, we have a fun and simple new home decor project to share. This is a project you can easily whip up in just a few minutes. The new Michaels fabric comes pre-cut and this project uses just that pre-cut piece to create a simple project to add a personalized touch to any room. You can use a pillow form you can purchase at the store or even jazz up an old pillow to match your new decor.

This is a great project to get the house ready for guests or change out your home decor for the holidays or seasons.No Sew Accent Pillow Pattern

Materials List

  • One yard of pre-cut Michaels fabric
  • 16 inch pillow form
  • Safety Pins
  • Two yards of wide ribbon
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Lay out your pre-cut Michaels fabric and center your pillow form.
  2. Fold the fabric the long way and secure it with safety pins. No one will see this part of the pillow, the pins are simply there to hold the fabric in place.No-Sew-Pillow-Project-Tutorial
  3. Fold the long ends into somewhat of a point being sure to pull the fabric taut and fold the corners sharply to create an edge on the front of the pillow.No-Sew-Accent-Pillow-Pattern
  4. Pull both ends and tie them in a knot as tightly as you can.No-Sew-Pillow-Project
  5. Add a wide ribbon tied to the pillow for an accent on the front.
    No-Sew-Pattern-Pillow

Voila! It’s just that simple. So, if you are having guests over this summer, add a little personal pizzaz with a new accent pillow. Stay tuned, we have one more fun home decor project idea using the new Michaels Fabrics that you won’t want to miss.

You can also find lots of great ideas on Michaels Pinterest page or by following AllFreeSewing for great fabric ideas.

It’s All in the Stars: Best Sewing Projects for the 4th

Call me a geek, but I love the Fourth of July. The holiday brings marching bands belting patriotic tunes, cook-outs, and an unmistakable energy (not to mention the Independence Day sales, which coincidentally tend to go on for about a week). For lack of a better term, I just think the holiday of stars and stripes is a blast.

There are plenty of ways to partake in the Fourth of July. Whether you hit up the parade or grill in your backyard, everyone can enjoy the patriotic spirit in his or her own way. If you’re of the crafty variety, one of the ways you might want to partake in the holiday is with home decor. This Fourth of July, fill your home with stars and stripes by breaking out your sewing materials. Check out these sewing patterns for a little inspiration.

 

4th of July Outdoor Pillows

4th of July Outdoor PillowsThese decorative pillows will be the center of everyone’s attention at your Independence Day barbecue. Celebrate the 4th with historically themed outdoor pillows that scream stars and stripes. This sewing tutorial will show you how sew eye-catching pillows that will have everyone wondering how you did it.

 

 

 

 

Star Spangled Pillow

Star Spangled PillowThere’s no better way to fill your home with patriotic spirit than to put the stars and stripes right on your couch. This flag pillow is the perfect decoration to display in celebration of the Fourth of July. Check out the sewing tutorial to see how you can easily sew this red, white, and blue pillow.

 

 

 

 

Seeing Stars Pillow Tutorial

Seeing Stars Pillow TutorialThis project puts the patriotic spirit right on your couch. These pillows are perfect for anyone who is looking for decorations that will raise the Fourth of July enthusiasm. A printable pattern is provided to make this patriotic home decorating project as easy as can be.

 

 

 

 

All Americana Stars Pillow Tutorial

All Americana Stars Pillow TutorialIf you’re looking for a way to put your fabric scraps to use, this Fourth-of-July-themed project is for you. Pick out your favorite red, white, and blue scraps of fabric and turn them into these cuddly star pillows. This environmentally friendly project is a great way to energize your family for the holiday.

 

 

 

 

 

Learn to Sew Star Pillow

Learn to Sew Star PillowWith just some felt and yarn, you are ready to make this fluffy and low-budget patriotic pillow. Follow along with this sewing tutorial, and before you know it you’ll have a decorative  pillow that reminds everyone of America the Beautiful. Check out the printable pattern to get started.

 

 

 

 

How do you plan to fill your home with stars and stripes?

 

Easy Ribbon Pillow Tutorial: National Craft Month Project & Giveaway

It’s almost the end of National Craft Month now that we’re on day 30. That means you just can’t miss out on these last two craft projects. You can also enter every day on our blog, so be sure to keep visiting! Find the contest rules and enter below.


We’d like to spend this second-to-last day of National Craft Month making some quick and easy home decor projects. Angel Hickman has just the pattern; the Easy Ribbon Pillow Tutorial. You might be able to make this entire project using what’s already in your craft drawer.

 

Easy Ribbon Pillow Tutorial

Why bother spending money in stores on the same boring pillows when you can make your own using this full tutorial. Angel Hickman will help you develop your own design ideas that will allow you to add a little splash of color during any time of year. Whether you’re redecorating or getting ready for a holiday, this pillow pattern will come in handy.

The Ultimate Craft Guide: 25 Free Craft Projects for Every Crafter Free eBook

 

You can find over 20 different patterns from our National Craft Month celebration in, The Ultimate Craft Guide: 25 Free Craft Projects for Every Crafter eBook. Celebrate National Craft Month with us by crafting the great projects in this free downloadable eBook written just for you!


 
ENTER TO WIN TODAY’S PRIZE


Tulip Prize Package

Today’s prize pack includes an Assortment of Tulip fabric paint, fabric markers, stencils, and paint brushes. In order to win today’s prize, all you need to do is:

* Like the AllFreeSewing Facebook page here, AND

*Leave a comment on this blog post below telling us:

What part of today’s prize pack will you use first?

 


OFFICIAL RULES FOR DAILY CONTEST
  • There is a maximum of one entry per person. The entry will be based upon a comment left on this blog post. Duplicate comments will be deleted and are not tallied.
  • You must “like” the AllFreeSewing Facebook page to be eligible.
  • Winner will be selected at random from the comments on this blog post below.
  • Winner will be announced here on the blog tomorrow as well as contacted by the email address provided.
  • You have until tonight, March 30th, 2013 at 11:59p EST to leave your comment on this post. Comments posted after that will not be counted.
  • Contest open to anyone 18+ in US and/or Canada.

SUPER BONUS – WIN $1000 Gift Card!

Win Michaels $1000 Gift Card

Don’t miss your chance to stock up your craft stash and win a $1000 Michael’s gift card. You can enter each day to win this amazing $1000 Shopping Spree at Michaels. Tomorrow’s the last day to enter, so be sure to return to the FaveCrafts blog each day to hear about the final prize.

Good Luck!

Throw Back Throw Pillow: National Craft Month Project & Giveaway

We’re hitting a big number in our National Craft Month Giveaway with day 20. Come visit our blog every day to enter to win a different prize of the day. Find the contest rules and enter below.


We hope everyone has Cre8ted time to craft this month. If not, why not make time this week to sit down and make something. The Cre8time movement is perfect this month and you should check out all their other free project ideas, besides this awesome pillow project from iLoveToCreate.  Designing new elements for your home decor can be intimidating, but as you all know, National Craft Month is all about trying new crafts! The fabulous designers at iLovetoCreate want to help you take your furniture on a trip back in time with this groovy Throw Back Throw Pillow.

 

Throw Back Throw Pillow

All you’ll need is the full pattern, and in no time, your room will have a little piece of 60s style in it that’s full of fun. iLovetoCreate knows all about bringing style to your crafting, so you’ll be missing out if you don’t take this opportunity to learn how to add some retro flair to your pillow patterns.

The Ultimate Craft Guide: 25 Free Craft Projects for Every Crafter Free eBook

 

This pattern is included in our free eBook, The Ultimate Craft Guide: 25 Free Craft Projects for Every Crafter. Celebrate National Craft Month with us by crafting the great projects in this free downloadable eBook written just for you!


 
ENTER TO WIN TODAY’S PRIZE

Cre8time Fabric Crafts Prize Pack

Today’s prize is a Cr8time Fabric Crafts Prize Pack from iLovetoCreate. In order to win today’s prize, all you need to do is:

* Like the FaveCrafts Facebook page here, AND

* Like the iLovetoCreate Faceboook page here, AND

*Leave a comment on this blog post below telling us:

What would your throw pillow say?

 


OFFICIAL RULES FOR DAILY CONTEST
  • There is a maximum of one entry per person. The entry will be based upon a comment left on this blog post. Duplicate comments will be deleted and are not tallied.
  • You must “like” both the FaveCrafts and the iLovetoCreate Facebook pages to be eligible.
  • Winner will be selected at random from the comments on this blog post below.
  • Winner will be announced here on the blog tomorrow as well as contacted by the email address provided.
  • You have until tonight, March 20th, 2013 at 11:59p EST to leave your comment on this post. Comments posted after that will not be counted.
  • Contest open to anyone 18+ in US and/or Canada.

SUPER BONUS – WIN $1000 Gift Card!

Win Michaels $1000 Gift Card

Don’t miss your chance to stock up your craft stash and win a $1000 Michael’s gift card. You can enter each day to win this amazing $1000 Shopping Spree at Michaels. There are still 12 days before National Craft Month ends, which means you can still visit the FaveCrafts blog each day to hear about the latest prize.

 

Good Luck!

Link Love: DIY Throw Pillows

 Happy Valentine’s Day! For those of us who don’t have a special someone to take us out for a nice dinner (sigh), a quiet evening on the couch sounds pretty spectacular. Make your space even more cozy and cute with personalized throw pillows. This is a great way to brighten up your space. You don’t have to be an avid sewer to make your own throw pillows, either. In fact, you can use yarn, glitter, paint and more to bring your designs to life.

Throw pillows allow you to take a chance creatively and break outside of the box You can be super girly or channel your inner tomboy – it’s completely up to you. Personally, I love the look of the Cascading Ruffles Pillow because the look is both elegant and simple. Who wouldn’t want to curl up with this delightful design? Use paint to create a colorful and bright Citrus Burst Pillow – it’s perfect for spring and summer. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly design, you can’t go wrong with Easy T-Shirt Pillows. Instead of throwing old shirts away, you turn them into cute throw pillows and use them to decorate a chair, sofa or bed.

This Valentine’s Day, show your space a little love and select a simple throw pillow craft to make. Get creative with colors or add an unexpected image to your project – it’s a great way to add visual interest to an otherwise unexciting space.

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  1. Crocheted Flower Pillow from Just Crafty Enough
  2. Kitschy Dog Pillow from Big City Little Joys
  3. LOVE Pillow from A Pumpkin and a Princess
  4. DIY Silhouette Throw Pillows from Sally Ann K
  5. Felt Circle Pillow from What’s UR Home Story?
  6. Ikat-Inspired Throw Pillow from What Else Michelle
  7. Stenciled Linen Pillows from Jennifer Rizzo
  8. Burlap Pillow From a Rice Bag from Creme de la Craft
  9. Glitter Heart Pillow from High On DIY

 

 

National Sewing Month 2012: 4 Reasons to Start Sewing

There are only a few days left in our National Sewing Month blog series. Today’s post will inspire anyone who doesn’t currently sew to give it a try! We know the FaveCrafts Blog brings in all kinds of crafty people, some of whom steer clear of the sewing machine. It’s time to give sewing a try! Our friend Angel, from the blog Fleece Fun, created this handy list of all the reasons why you should consider sewing this season.

Remember, if you’re looking to score our huge mystery prize, leave a comment at the bottom of this post and every post with National Sewing Month 2012 in the headline. You’ll be automatically entered to win. We’re picking a winner this Saturday so stay tuned!


To learn more about Angel and to find her entire project list, visit her designer profile.

 

 

September is National Sewing Month! Sewing is a wonderful hobby and a very useful skill. If you’re a crafter and have seriously considered getting into sewing, I four reasons why you should:

1. It’s a small step from crafting to sewing.

The crafting and the sewing brain are similar. It’s about taking things and putting them together to make them useful and aesthetically pleasing. If you love to craft, odds are you’ll love to sew.

2. It’s cheap to learn.

Unlike other skills, most sewists learn from family and friends. Plus there are lots of free online videos to help you get started! AllFreeSewing’s YouTube Channel makes it possible to see how to complete projects step by step. They even have basics like how to thread your machine and wind a bobbin. Also there are lots of bloggers (like myself) that offer free patterns and sewing tutorials online so you can try sewing with minimal cost!

3. It’s a small investment with big potential.

Etsy.com has grown by leaps and bounds, and handmade is now “cool”.  A small investment in a sewing machine can provide big profits to dedicated sewists. I know several sewists who have made money making this Baby Car Seat Cover and selling it.

4. It’s a blessing to those around you.

Food, shelter and clothing are the three fundamentals of human life and comfort. Sewing provides one of these fundamentals. Being able to provide clothing to friends, family and charities that have fallen on hard times blesses those around you. Some easy patterns like children’s fleece pants, this fleece hat with ribbon, or this fleece flapper headband are great for keeping warm in winter.

If you’re ready to get started I recommend that your first project be simple and easy! Don’t try to overdo it – or you might get discouraged. This Easy Ribbon Pillow is cute and a great place to start. Want something a little more advanced? Try this Ruched Pillow. From there the sky’s the limit! So are you ready to get started? Sewing is a wonderful skill, but like many worthwhile things, it takes time. So be patient with yourself! My last piece of advice: keep the seam ripper handy. Even a seasoned sewist needs to unpick every now and then!

 

If you already sew, why do you do it? If you don’t, do you think you’ll give it a try?

 

 

 

How to Make a Decorative Pillow: 7 Best DIY Ideas to Sew Throw Pillows


We’ve all been there. Standing in that expensive home dec store, dreaming up the perfectly decorated home in our minds. Just one designer pillow had me day dreaming long enough to create the home, husband, family and family pet (a black lab named Bailey) in my mind. It’s amazing what those stores can do to us! Once you snap back into reality though, you might notice your fantasy lifestyle costs a pretty penny. The good news? I’ve discovered free pillow sewing patterns that look exactly like the ones found in stores, for a fraction of the cost!

In my opinion, a good set of decorative throw pillows can really transform a living space. Think you need a new couch just to change up the family room? Check out a few of these free pillow sewing patterns first. By spending just a little time with the sewing machine, you can create these lovely sewn pillows yourself and be saved the hassle of traveling to the store. Not to mention, when you make them yourself, you’re the designer! Choose the color scheme, fabrics and designs that best suit your style.

Below you’ll find some of the most popular pillow patterns from AllFreeSewing.com.


DIY No Sew Pillows:
The DIY No Sew Pillows will add flair to your home decor but won’t take all afternoon to make. No sew pillows are just as lovely as sewn pillows and with the help of this tutorial you can learn how to make a pillow without a needle and thread!

Make a Frilled Cushion:
You’ve made simple pillows in the past, now it’s time for something a little more special. The Make a Frilled Cushion project will look great on any bed or couch. Choose fabric and buttons that match your home decor for a complete look.


Flower Pillow:
The Flower Pillow is elegant and pretty. Create this lovely home dec piece and you’ll really add a romantic element to your living space.


Beautiful Bohemian Pillow Tutorial
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Use this tutorial to create a unique and lovely pillow that’s sure to spruce up your couch or bed. Learn how to make a decorative pillow like this one for easy style.


Beachy Blue Pin Tuck Pillow: If you’re looking to beat the winter blues, bring back the summer sun with this Beachy Blue Pin Tuck Pillow. These are easy sewing projects that teach you how to sew throw pillows, and are perfect for adding color to any room in your home.


Gathered Throw Pillow: Style your couch by adding a little flair. The Gathered Throw Pillow can help with that. With this simple sewing tutorial, you’ll be able to create a beautiful pillow, similar to ones you’ve seen in stores.


DIY Anthropologie Inspired Bolster Pillow:
Looking for a way to make a trendy pillow minus the high price? The DIY Anthropologie Inspired Bolster Pillow is a great alternative. Make this cute pillow with fabric that fits your color scheme and you’ll love owning this sewn craft.


We’re giving away a prize everyday here on the FaveCrafts Blog. National Craft Month is quickly coming to a close so make sure you check out today’s Project of the Day and enter to win by leaving a comment on the post. Only a few more chances to win!

 

What’s your favorite piece of home decor you have in your home? What do you love about it?