Thursday, November 3, 2011

DIY: Letter Pillows

I mentioned on Sunday that I took a trip to San Diego for my cousin's 1st birthday party over the weekend. For his present, I decided to make some letter pillows that spelled his name. Because my sewing skills are far from advanced, the pillows did not turn out as planned but I actually love how comically misshapen they are. Want to make your own? Here's how...
  • For each letter, you'll need two pieces of fabric, 1/4 yard each for letters this size.
  • Sandwich the two pieces of fabric with the pattern facing in.
  • Draw a template on the backside of one piece of fabric for each letter.
  • Cut the letters slightly larger than you want them so you have room to sew.
  • Sew each letter just as you would a pillow, leaving a small hole to flip them right side out.
  • HINT: do not sew the holes inside of the letters (like the A for example) or else you won't be able to flip it. I sewed the hole in the center of the A after flipping the fabric.
  • Stuff each letter with Polyfill and hand sew the opening. That's it!
Don't worry if they aren't perfect. 
The more mistakes you make, the more character they'll have!


  1. I love them, E!!! They turned out so cute.

  2. It looks great !!! I will do this by my name :)

  3. these are absOLuteLy adorable!! i think you did a fantastic job! ^.^

  4. these look so fun, definitely need to try to make some!

  5. "Don't worry if they aren't perfect.
    The more mistakes you make, the more character they'll have!"
    that't exactly the point!! You did an amazing job!

    I made some pillow letters the other day and I feel proud of how they turned out..

    1. Yours came out great!! I love the little details! So cute!

  6. What a great idea! I wish I could do these for my daughter...but her name is Philomene...too long. Maybe initials!

    1. Initials would be great too! That's a pretty long name to tackle. I know the feeling ;)