Let's make a scrappy pillow using leftover fabric from all the masks we've made!
You'll love this quilt-as-you-go sewing project.
Did you join in on sewing hundreds of face masks for friends, family, neighbors and community?
I've accumulated so many scrap pieces from sewing face masks. Instead of letting them go to waste, I've been demonstrating multiple ways to use up these memorable scraps. I've been working on fun scrappy projects like this pillow project tutorial that I'll walk you through. It's a quilt as you go project and sure to be fun!
Be sure to check out my other projects such as the Scrap Buster Quilted Tote Bag, Fun Dish Drying Mat, and a Scrap Buster Mug Rug/Coaster Project.
I don't have a tutorial for this one yet, but check out my work-in-progress quilt top using face mask fabric scraps...
Stay tuned for this one! And now on to our scrappy pillow cover tutorial...
DIY How to Sew a Scrappy Pillow
Watch my video for the full tutorial on how to sew a scrappy pillow cover, PLUS the back story on how I got started sewing face masks in 2020! It was quite a start!
Keep reading below for a supply list and tips.
Supplies & Suggestions
Supplies you will need:
- Sewing machine
- Rotary Cutter/Mat
- Quilting Ruler (for straight edge cutting)
- 11 or 12 pieces of fabric strips at 2.25 in. wide and at least 13 in. long.
- 13.5 in. x 22 in. polar fleece or batting (optional)
- 12-14 in. Invisible Zipper
- 12 in.x20 in. pillow insert - https://amzn.to/3rpbaQk
Sew with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
If your fabric strips aren't long enough, you can sew them together on the short side to achieve the desired length. It's ok if your strips are more narrow or wider, it will simply change how many strips you need. I walk you through sewing one side of your scrappy pillow in the video.
Jump straight to how to insert the invisible zipper here.
Please refer to the video for detailed instructions.
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Other Sewing Projects using Fabric Scraps
- Scrap Buster Quilted Tote Bag
- Fun Dish Drying Mat
- Scrap Buster Mug Rug/Coaster Project
- Patchwork Pin Cushion
Learn to Sew
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Learn to sew with commercial patterns for following one of my step-by-step sewing tutorials. I have tutorials for unisex robes, basic t-shirts, kimonos, etc. Your sure to find projects that work for you.
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