Sewing Pillows


I cannot sew, but somehow I found myself yearning to do so. I used to sew a project with my grandmother every summer, but sadly did not retain any of those skills. I went to the flea market last year with a dear friend and bought three vintage feed bags and a beautiful pink piece of vintage fabric from Thailand. I commissioned one of the feedbags into a lovely piano cushion for our bench from a local furniture upholsterer (that was certainly a task I could not handle).


I turned the other three into pillows. I sewed all three of them by hand. I am very proud of myself. I even added zippers! I bought a scrap of linen on sale for $5 to back the pink fabric. I still have enough linen leftover for one more pillow. I just need to find the perfect victim, I mean fabric.



It was quite tedious, but so rewarding. I really enjoyed it. I favor the pillows that I made myself and find myself not rotating my pillows as frequently as I used to. The feedbags were the easiest projects. I simply recut the seams and resewed them to fit different body pillows.


I have heard of people taking Anthropologie tea towels and sewing pillows out of them. I have not tackled this. I think it would be a darling idea for a child’s room.


I have also used an Anthropologie tablecloth to make a pillow.

Do you love pillows as much as I do? Can you sew?

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7 thoughts on “Sewing Pillows

    • Thank you Sayaka! I do love those pillows. I am working on a dress for my daughter for ComicCon right now. Wish me luck!

      And thank you so much for commenting. Have a wonderful afternoon!

  1. They look great! I have made some envelope pillow cases before, but you’re braver than I am for tackling zippers! Found your blog through EA reader outfits, new follower 🙂

    • Thank you so much! I love that you have made pillows before. You can understand the work that goes into it. But it was fun, wasn’t it?

      Thank you so much for reading and following me. I appreciate it beyond words.

      Have a fantastic day!


  2. I am very impressed with your pillow making skills. I love the colors. What length of zipper do you put in, and how hard is it to do? Do I need a sewing machine or can I do this by hand?

    • Thanks! Where there is a will, there is a way. I think you can use whatever you have on hand. I just used my fingers accompanied by a needle.

      Thank you for commenting! Have a great day!


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