November 21 ~ Pillows

on November 21 | in Handmade Holidays | by | with 58 Comments

We have a great selection of pillows so you can make something soft and beautiful for a huge range of soon-to-be-happy gift recipients. Today we finally have a little something for the pets in your life too, making for a truly inclusive Happy Holiday season!
Ribbon/Bias Tape Pillow
Eren from This Vintage Chica shares another great project with her Ribbon/Bias Tape Pillow Tutorial.
Bunny Pillow
Missy from Crafty Carnival shows how to make a pillow with a pocket (and the bunnies too!) in her Bunny Pillow Tutorial.
Doggie (or Kitty) Bed
Lori helps you pamper your pets with her Doggie (or Kitty) Bed Tutorial on her blog, pretty little things.
Button Back Pillow
Kristin’s Button Back Pillow Tutorial on her blog, Knit One Quilt Too, provides great techniques you can use on any pillow you create!

Pattern Recommendation

If you’d like to try a pattern, we suggest this one:

Gum Drop Pillows

Fabric Recommendations

Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for these projects:

Beth’s choice Kristin’s choice Lauren’s choice
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More Handmade Holiday ideas:
20 ~ Gifts for Organization
19 ~ Tech Gifts
18 ~ For Baby
17 ~ Purses
16 ~ Gifts for the Crafter
15 ~ Warm those Toes
14 ~ Dress the Kids
13 ~ Placemats
12 ~ For the Table
11 ~ Reading & Writing
10 ~ Ties & Belts
9 ~ Fabric Ornaments
8 ~ Whimsy
7 ~ For Your Purse or Pocket
6 ~ Blankets for Baby
5 ~ Tote Bags
4 ~ Lunch Bags
3 ~ For the House
2 ~ Pincushions & Pins
1 ~ Aprons

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58 Responses to November 21 ~ Pillows

  1. Isabelle says:

    The bunny pillow is so cute. What a great gift idea!

  2. Ekioart says:

    Wow those fabric choices are great! I love them all. They would make some really pretty pillows.

  3. Michele says:

    I want to make a bunny pillow for my daughter!

  4. Alisa says:

    You are making me wish I could sew all day and do nothing else! I’m dreaming of patchwork pillows.

  5. Kim says:

    Ohhhhh Pretty! Ive been meaning to make a pillow for my son’s room and you just have me the motivation!

    Thanks!
    Kim

  6. 23rdspiral says:

    i’d wondered about how to do propper button backs – thanks for giving me a good link :0)

  7. brandee says:

    GOSH! love the bunny pillow!!!

  8. Lynne says:

    These are all so fantastic – thank you. I made my first quilt pincushion with your tutorials.

    You can see it on my blog if you would like to take a look

  9. jenn says:

    Well done! Love the bunnies.. thanks ! jenn

  10. Rose L says:

    I love the bias tape/ribbon pillow, and the bunny pillow is darling! I can’t blieve there are only 10 days left to go of handmade for the holidays! :( I have looked forward to visiting your site every day of November.

    But then again, I do now have a project list that is more than long enough… :)

  11. Ashley says:

    Love the gumdrop pillow pattern!

  12. Loved the Doggie Bed!!!

  13. Oh I love the doggie/kittie bed! Now if I could only convince my cats to like such a bed:)

  14. Alison says:

    i love the buttoned pillow tutorial, and Kristin’s fabric choice, can’t wait to try it out!

  15. Deb G says:

    The dog/cat bed has been on my “to do list” for awhile-so cute!

  16. Libby says:

    Yet again, your three fabric choices are wonderful.

  17. Carol says:

    The button back pillow is fab!

  18. Teddi says:

    Love the bunny pillow! I just finished my first Amy Butler gumdrop pillow – easy sewing, the hardest part was stuffing it with the 10 bags of filler! whew! But love the pillow and now I want one for myself! Happy Thanksgiving and happy sewing to all!

  19. okay, adding bunny pillows to my to do list! :)

  20. Julia D says:

    These are great!! I especialy love the bunny pillow…

  21. Stacey says:

    I want one of those bunny pillows for myself!!! So whimsical.

  22. Kelli says:

    Thanks so much for putting together these tutorials. I love that more and more of us are kicking the commercial habit and relying on our own skills and creativity to meet our needs. Woo hoo! (A little designer fabric to help us along is always nice too.)
    As for pillows — they are pretty much my sewing nemesis. I love to sew pillow cases and small pillows but they never fit the pillow forms properly. They are always either a tad too big or a too small. Frustrating!

  23. Michele C says:

    I like the dog bed. Looks simple and tidy.

  24. Angie says:

    All of these tutorials are wonderful but I think my girls would love the Bunny Pillow the best. So cute!

  25. Maria says:

    I just finished a shirt to a dress -project (thanks!). This is such an inspiring website!

  26. Tina M. says:

    Ahhhh, pillows! Keep the great tutes coming. Thank you!

  27. Vickie says:

    Oh. I love them all! These would make great gifts, even for the guys! Probably not with pink fabric, though!LOL
    Thanks again!

  28. Kristine says:

    I love the Amy Butler Gumdrop pillows! They’re fun to make, and turn out great!

  29. Missy says:

    I was planning on making my kids travel pillows for the car that have compartments on the backside for toys/coloring books/crayons and snacks. Thanks for the other ideas! I love that bunny pillow!

  30. Deb says:

    aaawwwwwww the bunny pillow is just too sweet!

  31. Karyn says:

    Love the pet bed! I’m convinced that if I make something for my cats to sleep in, they won’t touch it. Sleep in my pile of fabric? Sure. But sleep on something they’re allowed to be on? Yeah, right.

  32. Maxine says:

    I’m just off to rummage through my fabric stash as this post has given me plenty of ideas!

  33. Claudia~L says:

    I really like the bias tape tut. Once I’m done with all the gifts I’m making, I’m making that one for myself!!

  34. Sarah says:

    Oh, I LOVE the bunny pillow! Perfect for small children…

  35. Mette says:

    Lovely pillows!

  36. Loopy says:

    You know, I always see the best pillows on etsy… this is a great excuse to make my own!
    (ps the baby bibs I made were a big hit! Thanks guys!)

  37. Lil' d says:

    Thank you – I’ve been putting off making pillows for a year now. Maybe this will give me a kick in the appropriate place…

  38. alison says:

    These pillows are beautiful! The bunny pillow is perfect for my niece and nephew and my youngest.

  39. there can never be too many pillows!

  40. adrienne says:

    The kitty pillow is just what I needed and Amy Butler’s Gum Drop pillows are delicious! =]

  41. Arlene says:

    another fantastic set of ideas. Does anyone know where to get extra time

  42. Kensie says:

    Oh pillows are so fun, can’t wait to try some of these!!

  43. My toddler is in a frenzy of pretend nap play. A pillow that acts as a bed for her stuffed toys would thrill her!

  44. stacy says:

    That bunny pillow is absolutely adorable – I must make it! BTW, I’ve made the gumdrop pillows and loved the way they turned out. I get so many complements on them, I’ve got to find an excuse to make more!

  45. Oh how cute is that little pillow with a pocket for the bunnies?! This will be a perfect item to sew for my DD who has a collection of TY Beanie cats. Thanks for all the inspiration – I am loving all these wonderful things you’re showing us.

  46. Love the bunny pillow idea. Too cute!

  47. Holly says:

    That pet pillow is adorable!

  48. mj says:

    I love the bias tape one! So many options.

  49. Heather B says:

    How fitting that I just made a pillow for my living room, and now I have new ideas to make more. I definitely see gum drop pillows in my future.

  50. Shelley says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the bunny pillow!!

  51. Karen says:

    I am truly going to bookmark these pages and come back for the next year – you’ve given me sooo many ideas I don’t have the time (or the fabric!) to complete them all.

  52. Kacy says:

    Ladies, you’ve outdone yourself with the fabric selections today. What an inspiration!! Also, thank you so much for putting so much time & effort into this Handmade Holidays event. I am very thankful for all the ideas!

  53. oh my! Missy’s Bunny Pillow is too stinkin’ cute!!! Beth…love your fabric choice as always!

    additional PILLOW tutorials on my blog.

    WOW…I’m going to be soooo busy this weekend sewing up some of the great tutorials you girls have posted for Handmade Holidays! Can’t thank you enough for all your inspiration!

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    With friendship,
    Lisa

  54. lauraj says:

    I love pillows. One can never have enough pillows! I made a pillow for my 5 year old nephew for christmas out of fuzzy faux fur in the brightest of aqua blue shades. I’m hoping he will love it as much as I do!

  55. breezily says:

    I love all of your fabric suggestions today – great!

  56. Lauren S. says:

    the tree pillow is just lovely!

  57. Javede says:

    That ribbon pillow looks fab!

  58. Letty says:

    Very nice tutorials, I like the doggy / kitty bed !!
    Letty

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