Let me tell you about one of the easiest projects I’ve ever done! These personalized pillows were the perfect way to use up some extra fabric and burn some time on a Saturday morning.
I started with a 12 x 22 inch pillow insert from Hobby Lobby and 2 pieces of fabric cut to a half inch larger than the pillow insert (12.5 x 22.5 inches). Then I watched a video similar to this one on YouTube, but if you just search “how to sew a pillow” on YouTube, you’ll find tons of great videos that work for you.
One thing that is super important to remember is to sew all 4 sides, BUT make sure you leave an opening big enough for the pillow insert to go in. Honestly, sometimes I forget this step and end up with a pillow case that is sewn inside out and no way to flip it inside out.
Anyways, after I stuffed the pillow insert in, I closed the gap left by sewing together the opening. I personally ran it through the sewing machine, but it’s recommended to hand-finish that gap.
Lastly, I added iron-on vinyl using my Cricut machine and the heat press. I couldn’t find the font I used, but a few of my favorites are Hellena Script, Jasmine, and Wisdom Script.
These two are out the door and have been given as gifts, so the next time you have a housewarming party to go to or need a quick and easy homemade gift, try out these personalized pillows!