Chevron Pocket Pillow
Posted by RaeAnna on Friday, October 4th, 2013
Hi! I'm RaeAnna at Sewing Mama RaeAnna and I'm thrilled to be posting for Cutting Corners College for the first time!
I have been using some of the Riley Blake Basics as applique fabrics and there is always extra that I try to use as stash buster projects! Eva Mae's tree shirt pictured in the title photo will be featured in a couple weeks here at CCC!
For this project I chose to make a pocket pillow with a chevron block pattern for the pillow front! It is really easy to create this chevron design and I think it would be perfect for a larger scale quilt!
What you'll need:
fat quarter orange chevron
fat quarter green chevron
fat quarter brown dot
Sewing machine and notions (pins, rotary cutter/scissors, ruler, fabric marker, thread)
Step 1 - measure out 4 3"x3" squares (you can enlarge if you want a bigger pillow or quilt), 4 3"x3" green squares and 8 3"x3" brown dot squares.
Step 2 - Place a brown dot and orange chevron square right sides together.
Step 3 - Draw a diagonal line down the center of the square.
Step 4 - Repeat for the remaining dot and chevron squares. Make sure on your chevron that you have 2 square blocks with the diagonal line going across horizontal chevron and 2 square blocks going across vertical chevron. That way when you are lining your blocks up in step 9 all the chevron will go across the pillow horizontally.
Step 5 - using the marked line as a guide, sew a straight stitch down 1/4" away from the mark.
Step 6 - turn the square around and make another straight stitch down the other side.
Step 7 - cut on the line and press open.
Step 8 - trim off the ends of the seam to create a clean looking square.
Repeat steps 5-8 with each square.
Step 9 - arrange your chevron pattern as shown.
Step 10 - with right sides together, sew each block together. Repeat with each row.
Step 11 - with right sides together sew each row to complete a large square. Press each seam open as you sew along.
Step 12 - cut out an 11x11 square with the brown dot. Sew a pocket in the middle of the square using either the left over orange or green chevron. I added an embroidered "thankful" to the middle of the pocket in orange thread.
Step 13 - sew the chevron pieced square right sides together with the pocket but leave an opening to turn.
Step 14 - stuff the pillow and hand-stitch the opening closed.
And now you have an adorable pocket pillow! You could even use it as a gift and place your thank you note inside the pocket!
My plan through the month of November is to write a little "Thankful" note to read at bedtime with my kiddos!
My most heartfelt thanksgiving is for the gift of my two beautiful children! (Who had too much fun jumping on the bed to take a good pose so this will do!)
Category: Home Decor