How To Make Pillows

The last time I went over to my friend Ashley’s house, I broke one of her bar stools…

(Like a bull in a china shop, I tell ya.)

…so imagine my surprise when she agreed to let me back in her house so that we could make pillows together this week!

We dubbed our day ‘Pillopalooza’, and we had an absolute ball playing with all of our pretty fabrics…

And I’m especially happy to report that no bar stools were harmed in the process this time. (Whew!)

Mine was made from a couple of fabrics from, and one from Hobby Lobby…

(Floral (left), Blue Zig Zag (right), and the natural fabric in the middle (and on the back) is from Hobby Lobby.)

I stuffed a pillow I already had inside of it, and Ashley helped me sew on some little ties out of a couple of pieces of leftover fabric…

(You can also see the back of Ashley’s pillow in this shot.)

Ashley’s pillow was a little more elaborate, and was also mainly made out of fabrics from…

(Turquoise/Green/White Rose (top left), Yellow & White Polka Dot (bottom left), natural fabric band from Hobby Lobby, Modern Floral (middle), Yellow & White Stripe (right), Yellow & White on back.)

If you’d like to read all about how to make pillows like these- head on over to Ashley’s place. She’s gonna handle the step-by-step instructions this time around. Ooh! And she’s giving away the pretty pillow she made sometime later this week!


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  1. says

    I CANNOT wait to get to Hobby Lobby and get some of that fabric!! I love the blue chevron fabric and see some cute pillows of my own in the near future. And all the How-to links are so great! Your blog is the best! I look forward to each post. It’s like a little gift each time I get that email! :)

  2. says

    Hi Layla, this is my first time to link up. I’m a newbie and I’m just beginning to join linky parties. I absolutely love your blog. I noticed there is a red x by my link. Does that mean anything? Thanks for hosting the party. I can’t wait to visit some of the people at the party!

  3. says

    I can only imagine what fun you two had! I’m betting there were some punchy moments while you put those pillows together. They are lovely by the way!!

    Thanks for hosting, Layla! :)

    P.S. I broke one of our barstools in the same spot – hubby still thinks it is hysterical that I sat down and the thing just broke.

  4. Melinda says

    The craftiness of these people blows me away! Can’t wait to try a few of these projects for myself. Thanks for allowing them to share Layla and good job on the pillow : )

  5. says

    So pretty! Thanks for hosting-although I have nothing to add to the wonderful list of cool how-to’s….although soon I might have a “how to sell your house” post haha! Crazy things are happenin in my world!! I would totally DIE to have your help staging my house to get the most money for it! (Want to come to Maine in a month?) hehe
    Thanks for your comment on my blog xoxo talk to you soon friend!

  6. Camile says


    I have so enjoyed looking through your site. We just put an offer in on a 50’s home that is in need of major TLC. You have given me wonderful ideas and inspiration, it makes me giddy just thinking of the fun I’ll have transforming our new/old home.


  7. says

    I love the combination of fabrics and colors! You have definitely inspired me to get back to the sewing machine!

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    Thanks for hosting! I finished my dining room dresser redo and linked it up #320~ wow! There are a lot of links and they all look so wonderful! I will be here a long time checking them all out!