Pillows are a super simple way to use remnants for home decor. I created this DIY circle pillow for my guest bedroom and was really pleased with how it turned out. It is a nice big size. I wanted to make sure it was a good size for the bed. This is a beginner sewing project that anyone with basic sewing skills can make in about an hour. It is fun and functional and depending on the fabrics you choose will fit perfect in any home’s decor. I love pillows. They soften all the hard edges and fill up a lot of blank space with color and texture.
For this project I delved into my remnant stash. I am pretty sure I purchased these remnants at JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores. But if you don’t have a fabric stash like mine head to Hobby Lobby, Fabric.com or onlinefabricstore.net to get exactly what you need to match your home’s decor. This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
What you will Need: How to Make a DIY Circle Pillow
- Pattern you can get by clicking on this link
- 1/2 yd fabric
- 1 1/2 yd coordinating fabric
- 1 bag polyester fiberfil
- Standard Sewing supplies
Step 1: Cut out Your Fabrics
From the pattern piece cut four fabric pieces and four of the coordinating fabric pieces.
Step 2: Stitch the Circle Pillow Pieces
Take two different colored pieces and place them right sides together and stitch using a 5/8″ seam allowance. Add the next triangle piece and stitch making sure to alternate fabrics until you have four pieces stitched together. This will make a half circle. Stitch the other four pieces together in the same way making sure that when you place the two half circles right sides together the fabrics still alternate.
Step 3: Stitch the Half Circles
Place the two half circles right sides together and stitch along the straight line. The points of the wheel should meet in the center.
Step 4: Cut out the Back of the Pillow
Place the wheel part of the circle pillow on the remaining fabric. Use this as a pattern piece and cut around the creating an outer piece of fabric the same size as the wheel piece.
Step 5: Stitch the Pillow
Stitch the the wheel piece and the outer back piece right sides together using a 5/8″ seam allowance. Leave an opening in the pillow shell for turning and stuffing. Turn the pillow right sides out.
Step 6: Stuff the Pillow
Using the bag of polyester fiberfil stuff the pillow to the firmness that you like. Once you have finished stuffing the pillow close the opening using ladder stitch. If you are unfamiliar with ladder stitch check out this video. You have now finished your DIY circle pillow.
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