Sprocket Pillows Tutorial

These are my favorite new pillows. They are fast and unbelievably easy to make…and I hope you love them as much as I do. I did my best to simplify the instructions/pattern so they are beginner friendly, and super fun to make. If you’ve never worked with a template or curves, and your nervous about it…these pillows are a perfect place to start. The only problem with them is that you can’t make just one…trust me …I tried.
There are pattern templates for two sizes:
Click the link below to download the pattern templates
*For best results, print the templates directly from google docs (click file on the left and print). If you are using explorer or firefox….make sure you hit “fit to printable area”, or “print actual size” in the printer preferences.
** Please do not re-post the link to these templates on your own website! Thank you!
You will also need:
Large fabric scraps for the top wedges, a 5″ x width of fabric strip for the middle (plus a little extra for the large size), a fat quarter for the back, a bag of poly-fill stuffing, and a button and thread for the center.
Let’s get started!!!!
1. Cut out the template for the size pillow that you are making. Using the template cut out 12 wedges.
2. Arrange the wedges how you like them. Sew the wedges into pairs, right sides together. Sew from the tip to the end. Use a 1/4″ seam allowance while constructing the pillow top.
3. Press and arrange the pairs. Sew the pairs into two halves.
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4. Pin the edges and center seams of the halves together. Sew the halves together, slightly pulling or easing the fabric as necessary to get the edges and center to match. Don’t worry if your center seams don’t match perfectly…that’s what the button is for. Press well.
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5. Make the pillow back by folding the backing fat quarter, and the circle top in half. Line up the folds, trace, and cut out the back.
6. Cut the strip for the pillow center. The strip sizes are:
Large Pillow: 5″ x 50″ strip
Small Pillow: 5″ x 43 1/2″ strip
Sew the ends of the strip right sides together using a 1/2″ seam allowance and press. You’ll use a 1/2″ seam allowance from here on out.
7. Pin one edge of the strip to the edges of the pillow top. Start anywhere and work your way around, easing or slightly stretching as necessary. If you have too much excess, pin all the way around except for the last 6” or so and pinch the extra together and sew it together. If you don’t have enough strip and you can’t slightly stretch it larger…you can either cut and sew another small strip on, or pin the strip 1/8″ or so in from the pillow top edge.
Remember that you can’t use too many pins!
8. Sew along the edge using a 1/2″ seam allowance.
9. Now pin the other edge of the middle strip to the backing, right sides together. Do it the same way you did the front.
10. Again, sew along the edge using a 1/2″ seam allowance…but this time leave a 4″ hole for turning and stuffing.
11. Turn the pillow right side out and stuff with your poly-fill. I like my pillow to look full but still be really cushy…that way when you add the button it sinks right in.
12. Sew up the hole either by hand or machine.
13. Get your button, needle and thread ready. If you want to make a fabric covered button like I did…you can buy kits at any fabric/craft store….they are super simple and take about 10 seconds. I recommend using thick thread like embroidery thread to add the button….but I didn’t have any for the tutorial so just ignore the thread I’m using in the photos.
Knot the end of your thread and put the needle through the center back of your pillow and push it to the front center.
Loop the thread/needle through your button a few times and put the needle back through the front to the back.
Pull the thread until the button is depressed in the front enough for your liking, and knot the thread in the back of the pillow. You can cover the back knot with another button…or just leave it.
And there you go. Aren’t they fun???!!!! Now you can make more in no time!


296 Responses to Sprocket Pillows Tutorial

  1. jan March 28, 2011 at 3:45 am #

    Those are really lovely!

    • Becky January 3, 2016 at 2:43 pm #

      Your tutorial was excellent. I made one of the larger pillows. Turned out cute. Thanks!

      • Aoife Ryan January 20, 2017 at 7:53 am #

        Hi there, just wondering how you made the template? Im finding it difficult to create my own since its a curved piece? not sure how to go about doing it. Its for a class project. Any help would be very appreciated Thank you.

    • Cheryl October 11, 2018 at 7:04 am #

      I am having trouble with buttons pulling through when pillow was used i used embrodiery with 4 strands

  2. rubyslipperz March 28, 2011 at 3:58 am #

    thank…THANK YOU…for taking the time to take pics, etc for this tute…It is REALLY cute… I sew wanna make one!!


    • Holly August 10, 2019 at 5:30 am #

      I made my templates from thin plastic cutting sheets i got at the dollar store. Easy to cut and they last forever. I use buttons front and back and then they never pull out. Thank you for this tutorial.

      • Allison August 10, 2019 at 10:55 am #

        Great idea!

  3. shez March 28, 2011 at 4:06 am #

    Thankyou very much for showing us how to make these delightful cushions it is very kind of you ,well done they are gorgous.

  4. Mary on Lake Pulaski March 28, 2011 at 4:09 am #

    Thanks for the tutorial Allison and relax and catch up!

  5. Q @ JAQS March 28, 2011 at 4:13 am #

    Thank you for that great tutorial :). Can't wait to make some of these – they are absolutely adorable!

  6. Venus de Hilo March 28, 2011 at 4:14 am #

    These are fabulous… adding them to my future projects list right now. Thanks for sharing your creation with us, and showing how to make for ourselves.

  7. Q March 28, 2011 at 4:14 am #

    I lurve these they are awesome I also saw the words quick and easy in there so I am really looking forward to making loads of them! Thank you!

  8. Kris March 28, 2011 at 4:17 am #

    You can bet I will be making oodles of these fun pillows! I will blog them, and link you up!
    Thanks!!! LOVE them!

  9. Linz March 28, 2011 at 4:22 am #

    Um… LOVE THESE!!! Thank you for hosting such a fun blog! I might just make one of these tonight… :)

  10. Amy March 28, 2011 at 4:30 am #

    very pretty,thank you for the tutorial.

  11. Rocio March 28, 2011 at 5:14 am #

    Thanks a lot for this tutorial! You make it look not so difficult. These pillows would be perfect also as an outdoor version. I may try soon… :)

  12. Judy March 28, 2011 at 5:15 am #

    Oh Thank you for being my first blog to follow and my favorite to this day! Thank you for helping the beginners. Thank you for being you.

  13. Impera_Magna March 28, 2011 at 5:35 am #

    I love the pillows.. thank you SO much for the pattern and tutorial!

  14. Di~ March 28, 2011 at 5:39 am #

    Love the pillows, I want to get started tomorrow! Thank You.

  15. Stacey March 28, 2011 at 5:44 am #

    I seem to have a bit of a pillow obsession lately and I adore these. I'm making one today!

  16. ara March 28, 2011 at 5:52 am #

    Muchas gracias!!!!!!!!!!!
    Es genial, me gusta muchisimo.

  17. CJ March 28, 2011 at 6:14 am #

    Thank YOU! I loved the pillow you did awhile back like this and now I think I will make one of these to match one of my daughter's quilts. Which ONE will be the toughest decision I make this week. ;)

  18. Amy March 28, 2011 at 6:36 am #

    They are so adorable! I never thought I would you that word to describe a pillow!

  19. flisa March 28, 2011 at 6:41 am #

    Great tutorial! Beautiful pillows! Thank you for sharing!

  20. junglewife March 28, 2011 at 6:49 am #

    Thank you! I am making one right now! I am finding that if you cut a layer cake square in half, you can get two large template wedges out of one half, and then use the other half (5 x 10 inches) to piece together to make the edge strip. So out of 6 layer cake squares and then a piece of fabric for the back, you can make a large pillow, or a large AND a small pillow if you use a different fabric for the sides!

  21. Madster March 28, 2011 at 7:30 am #

    Greetings from Singapore, and thank you for wonderful tutorial. I just love your blog. Even if I don't really sew :)

  22. bruinbr March 28, 2011 at 7:44 am #

    These are too adorable! THANK YOU for the great tutorial! Can't wait to make some!

  23. azucena March 28, 2011 at 8:20 am #


  24. GabyLux March 28, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    It´s so cute. Thanks for the tutorial.

  25. Brenda March 28, 2011 at 8:42 am #

    Well Done~ Enjoy your break. The blogging has been super…but me time is absolutely necessary for everyone.

  26. quiltypleasuresonline.net March 28, 2011 at 8:42 am #

    Oh my …. I'm going to need a longer sofa {sigh}


  27. Magalis Marisol March 28, 2011 at 9:20 am #

    Hola amiga!!!!
    Gracias por el tutorial….
    Un fuerte abrazo desde Venezuela!!!!

  28. Nell March 28, 2011 at 9:53 am #

    Great tutorial! I have been meaning to have a go with curves, this may be a good chance! I like your choice of colours too. :)

  29. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny March 28, 2011 at 11:02 am #

    Awesome pillow, Allison. Can't wait to try this. Love it!

  30. LJ March 28, 2011 at 11:04 am #

    I love your pillows!!

  31. Peggy March 28, 2011 at 11:46 am #

    OH I love your pillows! They bring back memories of my grandma and her pillows. She had a love for round pillows… sprocket style, pleated, smocked, you name it… she had made it! Thank you! :)

  32. Cathy March 28, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    Oh gosh! Another great thing to add to my list of do's. Reminds me of my mom and gram's couch. I have so many irons in the fire, this one will have to wait till my sewing is caught up.

    thanks cathy

  33. Jodie March 28, 2011 at 12:15 pm #

    Wow these look great! So many things on my list to finish or start, but I may just put them all on hold to make one of these! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful ideas with us. You really do give out such wonderful information and want you to know that I very much appreciate it. Jodie

  34. Dawnmarie March 28, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

    Very cute pillows – I'm already thinking I should make some for my screen porch redo. Thanks for sharing

  35. Cindy March 28, 2011 at 12:35 pm #

    Really cute! Thank you for sharing!

  36. Barbara March 28, 2011 at 12:38 pm #

    you are an incredible human being – thank YOU for your dear blog and this awesome pattern

  37. webbs March 28, 2011 at 12:40 pm #

    What cute pillows! I'm printing out the templates right now and going to make some this week. Thank you for always sharing your creative ideas with us.

  38. b78ayers March 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    You are just the sweetest thing and I love everything you offer up on this blog! Take the time -well deserved.

  39. JCnNC March 28, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

    Those pillows are so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial. Always a joy to visit your blog. Judy C

  40. randi---i have to say March 28, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    cute! my mom just got a new couch and i am thinking a pillow may be nesessary! :)

  41. tracy_a March 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

    thank you for always sharing so many wonderful projects!

  42. Gerri March 28, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

    Thanks for the great tutorial, and have a wonderful time catching up with life!

  43. Sandy March 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

    And a big fat thank you to you, Allison! What a great tutorial…easy with pictures…my kind!! Your blog is charming and I love visiting it…such eye candy! Have a great "time-off"…looking forward to your return.

  44. VickiT March 28, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

    Awesome looking pillows. Great tute. Thank you so much. Have a great break to catch up on life. Get lots of rest and have fun. Will miss you so don't forget to come back. :)

  45. Elsa March 28, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    love love love these pillows! thanks so much for the template and the tutorial. If I weren't going to do a sew day with my friend (we're doing a quilt along of the Single Girl Quilt), I'd be making this pillow!

  46. KRISTA March 28, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    Those are REALLY cute! I may just have to give those a try, even though I haven't ever attempted anything like that! Thank you for sharing!!

  47. Julie {CalleLillyCafe} March 28, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    Love love love! my girls would love these cuties on their beds! Thank you for sharing tutorials. =)

  48. **nicke... March 28, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    Thank You so much Allison! They really are very cute and I can't wait to make one!

  49. di March 28, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    I LOVE these! Thanks so much for sharing this darling project with us!

  50. amy smart March 28, 2011 at 4:10 pm #

    So darling, Allison.

  51. Jamie Lee March 28, 2011 at 4:20 pm #

    Wow, I love these! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial with us!

  52. Gunilla K March 28, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

    Wow!! Lovley! and thanks so much!

  53. Pepe March 28, 2011 at 5:01 pm #

    Wow! Simply fantastic! I'll make it!!!

  54. Laura March 28, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    Both pillows are wonderful! Thank you.

    Hope you have some wonderful peaceful time to get caught up on non-blog stuff.

  55. Tasha from Creation Corner March 28, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    These are beautiful. I cannot wait to make some. Thank you for always inspring me and so many of us. You are amazing. I think we should be thanking you!

  56. Sandra March 28, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

    Your pillows are fabulous! Thanks for posting the tutorial:)

  57. mamaneedstowashherhair March 28, 2011 at 5:35 pm #

    hi! i've never commented on your blog before, but i have been following you for awhile and have to tell you that you have inspired me so much! i've recently started my own blog, where i have list YOU as one of my favorites! so on this little break of yours come visit me at http://www.mamaneedstowashherhair.com :)

  58. Crystal Hendrix March 28, 2011 at 6:01 pm #

    Very pretty!! Love it and thank you for sharing!!! You inspire me!! in MANY MANY ways, I want to publish my own patterns-write more tutorials for my blog….so much!! Don't know how you do it!!???

  59. toots2u March 28, 2011 at 6:11 pm #

    you are the best…. thank you! Enjoy your blogging break and will look forward to you coming back. Thanks again!!

  60. Cheapo Mimi in Nashville March 28, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    Love you, Allison! I've been casting around trying to find this pattern ever since I saw your pillow like this a few months ago. I can't wait to start cranking them out. I hope you have a relaxing and enjoyable break.

  61. kathytypestoo March 28, 2011 at 7:01 pm #

    oh man! i wasn't supposed to want to sew anything this week while i get ready for my nieces and nephew to visit. guess i better clean up quick so i have some time to make a few hundred of these! thanks for sharing :)

  62. Cheryl March 28, 2011 at 7:37 pm #

    bless your sweet heart for being so generous. I clicked on a link to your blog today from littlebiggirlstudio and the page loaded up with those awesome pillows! I love them! the fabric you used is just perfect. You made them look super easy in your tutorial. I have never done curves before, but I just may give it a try.

  63. Lauren P March 28, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

    Thanks for the tutorial! I cannot wait to make one!

  64. bethanndodd March 28, 2011 at 8:01 pm #

    These make me smile :) Definately putting these on my HAVE TO MAKE list…thanks for the great tutorial! Smiles

  65. Julie March 28, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    oh. gosh. i love these pillows. and i sure need something new and cute in my family room now that spring & summer are heading our way. this is a new item on my 'to make' list! thanks so much!! you're the best :-)

  66. letrecivette March 28, 2011 at 10:21 pm #

    Thanks! It's very cute! I want try! Next time I'll show it!
    Nice week,Monica

  67. Laura Maxell March 28, 2011 at 11:22 pm #

    these are so cute. they make me think of my nana because they are something she would have had at her house. thank you so much for sharing this with us. i can't wait to make some :)

  68. Rachel@oneprettything.com March 28, 2011 at 11:49 pm #

    You're such a fabulous explainer. You make everything seem so easy and totally doable. I love it! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

  69. lifeinredshoes March 29, 2011 at 12:06 am #

    Woooo Hooooo! I have a Sprocket on the docket:)

    Thank you!

  70. Deb March 29, 2011 at 12:11 am #

    Glad this showed up in my Google Reader this morning! Mondays are my day off and I was looking for a good project – it went together great! My new Sprocket Pillow is sitting on ours bed!

  71. Kayla March 29, 2011 at 12:18 am #

    I'm a loyal reader but lazy commenter..but those are sooo cute! I love them and can't wait to make some! =)

  72. MARIZE ARTES DIPANO March 29, 2011 at 1:25 am #

    Amei o tutorial. Muito bom! Vou tentar fazer! Felicidades e sucesso! Deus abençoe a todos!
    Abraços com carinho.

  73. Thimbleanna March 29, 2011 at 3:17 am #

    These are ADORABLE!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  74. Rebekah★All Thingz Related★ March 29, 2011 at 3:28 am #

    L.O.V.E. them!
    Thanks so much for the fantastic tutorial!

  75. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane March 29, 2011 at 4:04 am #


    I love these pillows and I love you! I subscribe to a bazillion blogs but I always have to read yours. You have brilliant skills and ideas but also I love that you don't update your blog every day. As a fellow blogger I honestly can't believe how other bloggers don't get overwhelmed with everything and still post awesome things every day. Good luck with all your tasks at hand!

  76. Krista S. March 29, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

    Loved this tutorial!!!!! It went together very smoothly and quickly! You are a great inspiration, thank you!

    Here is my finished product:


  77. k_pusch March 29, 2011 at 1:34 pm #

    I love love love these pillows! Can't wait to try them. Working on the Raw Edge Circle Quilt now and it is so super cute. Thanks for all the fabulous ideas!

  78. loves2spin March 29, 2011 at 1:38 pm #

    Oh, this is perfect! I have lots of fabric scraps and will make some of these for Christmas gifts. I like to start early. :) Thank you!

  79. Septiembre March 29, 2011 at 2:05 pm #

    Thank you very much Allison, is a great tutorial and enjoyable to do.

  80. Sue March 29, 2011 at 3:22 pm #

    Just added that gorgeous tutorial to my list of things to make, so cute :o)

  81. Emily Elizabeth March 29, 2011 at 6:29 pm #

    Okay, my only question is how to keep your toddler from pulling off the buttons. I made some tufted pillows a couple weeks ago –
    And i've already had to sew them back on 3 times!

  82. redcedar March 29, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

    I'm a little daunted – but these look like so much fun! I've got some patio furniture that could use some cushioning this summer…

  83. Monika March 29, 2011 at 10:28 pm #

    Mmm. I have just finished a cathedral patchwork cushion. I know this is my next project. I love it.

  84. Prof. S March 30, 2011 at 2:02 am #

    I lovelovelove these pillows!! Thank you *so* much for the tutorial…these are now on my to-do list.

  85. Michele @ Frugal Granola March 30, 2011 at 3:04 am #

    These are gorgeous! I'm doing my children's room in those exact colors- some of my favorites. Thanks so much for the tutorial!


  86. Lucia March 30, 2011 at 3:19 am #

    Love this!! Thank you for the tutorial. I can picture these in a future room of my girls. :)

  87. Emily. March 30, 2011 at 4:17 am #

    Thank you so much! I just had to make one this afternoon and it turned out SO nice. And yes, you're right, you can't make just one…

  88. Aimee March 30, 2011 at 4:06 pm #

    super cute! Thanks for sharing!

  89. auntie March 30, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    Love this!!

  90. Amanda Murphy March 30, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    These are adorable! Great job!

  91. sewemily March 30, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

    LOVE these! Thanks for the tutorial! I'm new to sewing and have been looking for my next project…one for a beginner. I've found it! THANKS!

  92. Misty Russell March 30, 2011 at 8:03 pm #

    Love these pillows! Thanks for the tutorial, i've been wanting to spice up my pillow selection!

  93. Marianne March 30, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

    Greeting from Sweden

  94. Joy @ Light Bulbs March 30, 2011 at 10:24 pm #

    So great. Thanks.

  95. WendyB March 31, 2011 at 6:03 am #

    You make it look so easy! I love the fabric selections you use!
    Sew on! Wendy – the Fabric Quarter

  96. Melody March 31, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    These are so cute. I gave my daughter a sewing machine for Christmas in 2009 and she's sewing up a storm. She's looking for a new townhouse right now and I can see us sewing up a boatload of these for her new place! Thank you so much

  97. tkkey423 April 1, 2011 at 10:58 am #

    Thank you for sharing. These pillows are really cute and I do plan on making some. I enjoy your blog!

  98. Teresa April 1, 2011 at 9:00 pm #

    These pillows are SEW cute I can barely stand it! I'm getting my Bernina next weekend! Can't WAIT to learn to SEW!
    Love your blog!
    Thank you for all that you share!
    I tweeted about this tutorial!
    Do you tweet?

  99. Jenny April 2, 2011 at 10:10 am #

    Wow this is a fantastic tutorial, love it! I have so many fabric scraps left over from my work that it would be a perfect way to use them up…. will give it a go and link back to you when I do! This is the first time I've been to your blog, it is lovely :) Have a lovely weekend, Jenny x

  100. PunkiePie (Jen) April 2, 2011 at 8:32 pm #

    I am going to dig through my scraps this afternoon and make me a few dozen! I love these! Thank you!

  101. Pinkadot Quilts April 2, 2011 at 9:20 pm #

    Very cute! I will keep this wonderful tutorial in mind!

  102. Ana Seixas April 2, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

    Lovely pillows! Thanks for just being there sharing your life and projects with us. It's always a nice surprise to visit you here!

    Ana from Portugal

  103. Cara April 2, 2011 at 11:42 pm #

    I am in LOVE with these pillows! They look so cheerful, and that pattern seems so simple. Thank you for sharing. :)

  104. Heartsdesire April 3, 2011 at 2:31 am #

    Oh my gosh, these are cute pillows. Thanks so much for the great tutorial on how to make them.

  105. Ashley April 3, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    Thank you for the tutorial, it was very simple and the pillow turned out great!

  106. mama2five April 3, 2011 at 8:03 pm #

    Wow these pillows are so cute. Great tutorial, perfect for me to be able to follow – you took so many pictures it must have took you an age, huge thanks

  107. beccy April 4, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    Beautiful, like all your tutorials! :)

  108. ChezVies April 4, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    This is fabulous…Thanks so much for sharing it

  109. Sharon April 4, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

    Oh dear, my husband has had a moratorium on decorative pillows but I think that's about to come to an abrupt end. Thanks for the tutorial! ;)

  110. Sarah April 4, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    Thnak you so much for the tutorial. I have made four so far and I have modified the pattern to make a 3' floor pillow for my daughter. They all turned out great.

    Thank you again, Sarah

  111. sewemily April 5, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    LOVE these pillows…they are my next project. Linked to your blog.



  112. Amanda April 5, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    Love this! I featured it today on Today's Top 20!


  113. Purple Quilter Queen April 5, 2011 at 7:37 pm #

    Allison! That is the cutest pillow ever! Of course your fabulous fabrics help too! Thx Jenn

  114. Rebeca April 7, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    Obrigada por compartilhar! Adoro almofadas redondas!

  115. Kristen and Ryan April 7, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

    I love your site and these pillows! I had to make some once I read your tutorial. Check out my log to see a picture of it!

  116. CreativeMama April 8, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

    Clever! Nice way to use up scraps! I have made floor cushion earlier but never thought replacing it with bits of fabric or was i was too lazy to actually sit down and join pieces.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  117. CreativeMama April 8, 2011 at 5:33 pm #

    I am your newest follower! Would be elated if you drop by over at my blog – Adithis Amma Sews and also may be have a look at the Tutorials Page

  118. Jennie April 10, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

    These are so cute, they have been promptly added somewhere near the top of my crafty to do list!

  119. Nerd Mama April 10, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    I found these over at agaagg… I hope they're half as easy as you make them look, because if I can do it properly these would be perfect for using up a bunch of fabric scraps I have collected over the years! Thank you so much for sharing!

  120. Amanda April 10, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

    These look amazing! Your tutorial is great, will be trying to follow along and make one or two!

  121. Rikki April 10, 2011 at 11:49 pm #

    Stopping thanks to agaagg! This is gonna be my next project for my little girls room. Im some what new to sewing and this looks like a great tutorial! Thanks for posting! Now following!

  122. Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun April 11, 2011 at 4:16 am #

    featured this on my blog today!


  123. Denise April 11, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

    I really love these pillows! In fact, I scheduled a mini feature of it at Extreme Personal Measures.
    for this afternoon!
    Extreme Personal Measures

  124. Eleni April 11, 2011 at 6:21 pm #

    Ooooohhh I'm in love:-) <3 pure love at first sight!!! Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Definitely on my to do list on my blog @http://sewhappiness.blogspot.com.


  125. Kassi @ Truly Lovely April 11, 2011 at 8:42 pm #

    LOVE these pillows! So cute! Thanks for the tute on how to make them! Stopping by from AGAAGG!!!

  126. Jennifer Golden April 11, 2011 at 9:26 pm #

    I saw you on a girl and a glue gun… these are the cutest pillows!! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm going to make some today!

  127. The Drama Mama April 11, 2011 at 11:32 pm #

    Oh my word, LOVE this! I might have to attempt this (attempt being the key word!) Thank you so much for sharing!

  128. Ima Broad April 12, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    Love these pillows! Can't wait to make one, thank you so much for creating and sharing this tutorial!

  129. Liz April 12, 2011 at 10:44 pm #

    These are great! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to get started on mine. I will be featuring you on our blog ziggycrafts!

  130. Tina @ Squirrel Acorns April 13, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

    Absolutely LOVE these! I think I might need to make two for the boys for Easter. Great way to use up some of those favorite fabrics.

  131. nicoledemana crafts April 14, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

    thank you so much for sharing these amazing cushions,they are so sweet done in that fabric I hope you do not take offence but I am going to make the large on for a dog bed well I will give it a whril ttfn Nicole

  132. manu April 15, 2011 at 7:56 am #

    W O N D E R F U L!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you very very much for this tutorial!!

  133. Annalee April 17, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    I love this! I am going to make some with the scraps leftover from the quilt I made (using your pattern) for my daughters bed!!! THank you!!!

  134. Charo April 18, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

    Thank you for sharing, it lools really easy and it's a cute pillow.
    I'm going to make one this Easter holidays!
    Greetings from Spain

  135. Sarah @ FairyFace Designs April 20, 2011 at 7:20 pm #

    Wow, thanks so much for this tutorial, these are absolutely gorgeous!

  136. pinkbrain April 22, 2011 at 3:09 am #

    I just made one for my son and he loves it. First he stood on it, then threw it, and finally hugged it. Toddler approved!
    I'm definitely going to make more of these! Thanks!

  137. Claudia April 26, 2011 at 6:22 am #

    Thanks for this beautiful pattern! And thank you for all your trouble. I will be making one that's for sure! Greetings from Germany

  138. Rebeca April 27, 2011 at 10:36 am #

    Muito obrigada pelo tutorial! Viciei nessas almofadas: elas são lindas e é uma delícia fazê-las! Você foi muito gentil…

  139. Sonia May 4, 2011 at 8:15 am #

    Awesome, and thankyou, can't wait to make me a few.

  140. Carlin.Ashley.Liam May 9, 2011 at 2:55 am #

    Thank you for putting that tutorial up! They are so amazing and I can't wait to make a few!

  141. Stacey May 10, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    Just wanted to say thank you, Allison. I made one of these for my sister last month (finally just got around to blogging it) and am so jealous. I can't wait to make one for myself. Thanks for your generosity!


  142. Chrystal May 15, 2011 at 3:07 am #

    I love these. Can't wait to try making some!

  143. Hexe May 19, 2011 at 9:04 pm #

    Danke für die schönen Kissen und Danke für die tolle Anleitung.
    LG Hexe

  144. jessicajane June 3, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

    Thanks for the tutorial!! I ended up making one of these recently and I blogged about it :) http://jessicajanehandmade.blogspot.com/2011/06/being-suzy-homemaker.html

  145. bbw1942 June 13, 2011 at 12:54 am #

    ryan sent me and he said to tell you that your pillow is yummy but his is yummier, LOL! just teasing. having a pillow give-a-way?? here i am, with my arms outstretched!

  146. Nicole Follow the White Bunny June 13, 2011 at 9:43 am #

    Followed the link from Ryan's blog, I'm definitely going to make one of these too. Thanks for sharing :)

  147. Cathy June 13, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

    Ryan sent me!!…your pillows are stuffed more than his…but they are all wonderful. Just finishing up a quilt for my great-nephew and will make one out of the scraps (John Deere fabrics) should be a fun pillow for him.
    Will be following your blog now that I know about it.

  148. Linda June 14, 2011 at 3:23 pm #

    What a kewl idea!!! love dresden plates anyway so why not make a pillow.. thanks for the tutorial,, by the way Ryan sent me..
    Linda J

  149. Uli June 15, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    Those are great! I esp. love your fabric choice.
    I made something similiar from my scraps last weekend. See pics on my blog, I linked to your tutorial for anyone who might be interested. I hope that's ok.
    I love all of your designs btw. you truly have a hand for chosing the fabric.
    Uli from Germany

  150. Hexe June 17, 2011 at 5:49 pm #

    Ich hab jetzt auch ein Sprocket Pillow genäht. War Dank der tollen Anleitung total einfach nachzuarbeiten. Wer möchte, kann es gerne auf meinem Blögchen bewundern. ;-) Zur Anleitung hierher hab ich auch verlinkt, ich hoffe, das ist in Ordnung. LG Hexe

  151. Amy @ Positively Splendid June 18, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    These couldn't possibly be more fun – or gorgeous! I shared this in my Saturday Seven lineup this morning. http://www.positivelysplendid.com/2011/06/saturday-seven-no-16.html

  152. Shelly Hickox June 19, 2011 at 6:58 pm #

    These are adorable!!! Will be so cute on my new porch. :-)

  153. urbancraftmama.com June 20, 2011 at 5:33 am #

    I just saw these on "positively splendid" – they just got added to my pinterest 'crafts I MUST make' board. Thanks for the fun tutorial!

  154. sewsewgirly June 21, 2011 at 6:27 am #

    Many thanks for the pattern and tute Allison! This looks like lots of fun.

    You are even more generous than Ryan said you would be!!

    Tania x

  155. Mel June 21, 2011 at 9:42 am #

    Thank you so much for this tutorial – I just finished mine off (my first real sewing project completed!):

  156. Khris June 23, 2011 at 6:32 am #

    Love the cushion…thanks for sharing your tutorial. I have linked to you on my freebies blog. Hugs Khris

  157. quilary June 23, 2011 at 6:41 am #

    They look wonderful. Thanks for such lovely clear instructions.

  158. NoMimikry June 24, 2011 at 6:36 am #

    Hello Allison,

    what a great tutorial. Thanks so much and now I will take a trip to your blog and other postings.

    Greets from Germany

  159. Magdalena, The Craft Revival June 24, 2011 at 10:01 am #

    I just wanted to say thanks for the awesome tute. I have just made my first sprocket pillow and it turned out fabulously – thanks to your easy instructions and printable pattern. I will be writing a blog post with a link to you.

  160. coolkat June 26, 2011 at 6:30 am #

    Hi Alison,
    Ryan sent me…. :)

    I just love this cushion and I had to whip up a couple. They look sensational. Your tut is great. & sorry im not that neat. I just threw it together.. You can link off to my blog and see how mine turned out. Thanks again from down under.

  161. Lisa Margreet June 26, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

    Hi there, these pillows are gorgeous. Thank you so much for the tutorial. As a way of a thank you, if you are still in need of fabric for your humanitarian quilts then please let me know as I have a large fabric stash and I would happily send you some.
    Lisa Margreet

  162. Michelle June 28, 2011 at 6:05 am #

    Oh gosh.. I just made a sprocket pillow and I have to say I am IN LOVE with the pattern. I made one for my niece's birthday and it was so quick!

    I blogged about my pillow here if you're interested.

    Thanks again for the lovely pattern.

    Bok Bok B'Gerk

  163. Lalawear July 3, 2011 at 11:13 am #

    Thank you very much for this great tutorial!
    I'm Dutch but and even for me it was very easy to understand!!

    Love it!!!


  164. Sprocket July 17, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

    So nice to see a pillow named after me. If I ever get any spare time from crime blogging to get back to sewing, I might try making one of these. You did an excellent job of presenting the steps on how to make this pillow.

  165. Laura Ann July 19, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

    I loved this tutorial so much that I featured it on my blog: http://everaftercraftscompany.com/2011/07/19/sprocket-pillow/

  166. momi_dini July 26, 2011 at 1:39 pm #

    I love this tutorial…can't hardliy wait to make it…thanks ^^

  167. Janice August 4, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    So cute, so easy… I love love love them. Had to make them. I made quilts for my kids (6) and now am making matching sprockets. http://robandjanbishop.blogspot.com/2011/08/using-up-scraps.html Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.

  168. christy @ linbry lane August 5, 2011 at 2:05 am #

    wow, such an awesome tutorial and sweet pillows! Thanks for sharing!

  169. naop August 8, 2011 at 10:35 am #

    Hello. I landed here through a friend of mine and I was so inspired by these pillows that I HAD to make them. The tutorial was so easy (very well explained)to follow and I am happy with the outcome. I make quilts myself (well, used to.. now I have moved onto a different "addiction") Your quilts are all so beautiful and I love coming here to look at all the pretty fabrics and what you make with them.
    Thank you for sharing and thank you for inspiration!
    I featured your blog on mine.


  170. Marketa Taylor August 16, 2011 at 4:38 am #

    HI, ok I am having a lot of trouble with the band pefectly matching the two round shapes. Can you help me out? Thanks Marketa

  171. Kim August 31, 2011 at 2:02 am #

    Love this tutorial! Thank you for all of the inspiration. Your blog is one of my favorites!

  172. Cindy September 1, 2011 at 8:30 pm #

    Your tutorial inspired me to make "pincushion" versions, which make me smile every time I use them. So, of course I had to feature your tutorial on my blog, SEW that!


  173. kat September 3, 2011 at 4:37 am #

    I just made one, and am by no means experienced with sewing. It was a lot of fun…and I LOVE the outcome!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing!

  174. katrilli September 3, 2011 at 7:40 am #

    Thank you for this lovely, lovely tutorial. I love this pillow.

    Many creetings from Finland !

  175. What a great look.How pretty.

  176. Jamie Lynn September 23, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

    Thank you for the wonderful pattern and tutorial. I am a beginner, and I am constantly feeling overwhelming by blogs and tutorials. Yours was easy to follow — and it was my first successful sewing project! Thanks again.

  177. Unknown September 27, 2011 at 1:47 am #

    I saw your Sprocket Pillow made up in Halloween Fabric at LolaPink fabrics today. I have not sewed in years, but, now I am inspired. I cannot wait to give your pattern a try.

  178. Yellow Suitcase Studio October 2, 2011 at 10:00 pm #

    Thank you so much for the pattern and tutorial! So awesome!

    I modified the pattern for use as a chair cushion. I quilted the top, added ties, and made it skinnier! You can see it here: http://bit.ly/pJKqDW

  179. FELTRO POR MIM October 19, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

    Lindo trabalho!
    Vou tentar fazer, espero conseguir.

    Beautiful work!
    I'll try to do, I hope to achieve.

  180. Debbie November 6, 2011 at 12:48 pm #

    I'm a fairly new subscriber to your blog.
    I can't wait to make one or two of these pillows. They're just beautiful!
    Thanks so much for sharing!


  181. jim November 11, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

    @Emily Elizabeth: In case no one else has suggested this, try buttons on both sides and Size 92 nylon thread. By the time your little one is strong enough to break eight or ten Size 92 nylon threads (120 – 150 pounds test), they're likely old enough to know better than to eat buttons! Check this link for other info on nylon thread:

  182. Cassandra November 17, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

    Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing. You can check out mine here http://casscansew.blogspot.com/2011/11/2-cushions-2-ways.html
    I have linked to you in my post.


  183. blkenigma888 December 16, 2011 at 5:25 am #

    This is SOOOO cute! This is a perfect Christmas gift for my sister in laws! Thanks so much!

  184. gale December 26, 2011 at 7:13 am #

    Thank you for this tutorial! I decided at the last minute to make one for my MIL and it was truly as easy as you said. I managed to get it done in just a few hours. Here's how it came out:

  185. Jody December 28, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    I think these are great! I'm very new to quilting, sewing and of course pillows. I have made pillows with the embroidery blocks but never pieced pillow's. You're tutorial makes it very easy to follow!!!!

  186. Dale January 1, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

    Very Pretty!! Great tutorial!! I sew, so your instructions are easy to follow!! Thanks!

  187. samadhya January 3, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

    Thanks so much for this wonderful tutorial – I've never tried pillows like this before and it was so straightforward! I'm going to make a heap of them :-)
    I had just finished a baby room collection with a quilt and bunting and now I have a lovely pillow in matching fabric!
    Wonderful stuff, thank you for sharing.
    ais x

  188. Melissa January 5, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    so cute! As always, you have the best taste! Thanks for posting the tutorial and pattern, this is on my to do list for my daughter's room, I think these will look so cute on her bed!

  189. Mrs Shilts January 7, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    Thank you for such a fab tutorial. I've made my very own cushion and blogged about it here…



  190. Nowa Ja January 8, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

    How sweet pillows:) I wish I had such a pillow:)

  191. Axa January 10, 2012 at 3:35 am #

    awesome! I can't wait to make one!

  192. Colors of Timeless January 18, 2012 at 6:33 am #

    Many thanks for this wonderful tutorial.
    I love it.

  193. Janet January 28, 2012 at 2:51 am #

    These are terrific, thank you for the great tutorial!

  194. Jen January 30, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    Thank you for the wonderful tutorial! I made one for my girls' room and it was so fun to make!

  195. Raspberry Lane Primitives February 2, 2012 at 4:42 am #

    Love this round pillow! Thanks for the tutorial…Def going to make some. Love your blog!!

  196. Dita February 7, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    Very lovely pillow and great tutorial. Can't wait to make one (or a lot of them!!)

  197. Bibiê February 10, 2012 at 1:31 am #

    Boa noite!
    Parabéns pela linda almofada!
    Muito obrigada por disponibilizar o tutorial, e ainda por cima, muito claro e objetivo.
    Continue produzindo coisas lindas!
    Fica com Deus
    Joice, Ateliê Bibiê, http://ateliebibie.blogspot.com,

  198. myoriginalsin February 23, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

    Wow! Brilliant tutorial. I have been looking at heaps of other tutorials similar to this and they are all a bit complicated. Thank you for the simplified instructions.

    I would like to make a few of these but much bigger, to use as floor cushions. I am a newbie sewer and have know clue how to enlarge this pattern to make it bigger. Any help or suggestions appreciated!

  199. sewingbreakdown March 9, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    Nice and easy way will I try it Thank you

  200. limefish studio March 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    Just wanted to share that you've been featured on our SMITTEN: SPRING 2012 GUIDE! http://limefishstudio.blogspot.com/2012/03/smitten-spring-2012-guide.html

  201. Pamela Nevins March 18, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    Thank you for posting this tutorial. I love the pattern. I have made two thus far. My points aren't meeting up exactly but with a button in the middle or an appliqued heart like I did the last one, a person would never know. I just sent the link to a friend who loved it and wants to makes these for charity. God bless you. I enjoy your sight.

  202. Pizzazz March 24, 2012 at 7:47 am #

    Hi, I'm Angela from Italy, your tutorial is great! It was so fun to make it !

  203. Diane March 26, 2012 at 5:18 am #

    Your pillows and tutorial are terrific! Thanks for sharing!

  204. Amber March 29, 2012 at 7:18 am #

    Thanks for lovely tutorial and sharing your wonderful ideas. I love this Accent Pillows its nice and easy way.

  205. Regina March 31, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

    love these pillows…i'm moving into a new house so i'm excited to make some for my bed!

  206. Gloria March 31, 2012 at 11:26 pm #

    Thanks for another great tute .I will be making a few of these cute pillows. Fun and easy …love it. Even have a few newbies to sewing trying some tutes.

  207. Sue B April 1, 2012 at 12:24 am #

    Wow, I have seen a few of these on blogs and loved them, thanks so much for the easy to follow tutorial I now have another item on my must make list.

  208. Kate B April 12, 2012 at 5:31 am #

    My friend has pillows almost IDENTICAL to this, but she paid a ton of money for them at Urban Outfitters! Good on you!

  209. MOLLIK April 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    thank you for a great tutorial :)

  210. Linda @ it all started with paint April 25, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    I am in pillow love! Serious swooning …

    And serious pinning.

    I need to make me some sprocket pillows …

    I'm just as excited about this pillow as I was when I first saw the Pom Pom pillow on another blog and ran out and made me one of my own!



  211. Inspire Me Heather May 3, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    I love your pillows – they're gorgeous! I've got this linked to my pillows post as well today, for inspiration!

  212. Muns May 7, 2012 at 8:37 am #

    Just loved them! Thank you for the turorial!

  213. rebekah @ justfordaisy May 14, 2012 at 2:05 am #

    This is fabulous! :) I'm printing the pattern today and will make a few of these tonight for my daughter's playroom! :) Thanks so much for sharing your pattern/tutorial! :)

  214. craktpot May 14, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    Thanks for a great tutorial! I made one last night for a swap (I have to run out for a covered button.) FYI, I quilted the top, only stitching out 1/4" from the the seams on all sides, and I really like the way that looks and feels (I always put a layer of batting close to the outside fabric so it's nice and smooth with stuffing. :) Thanks again!

  215. Patricia June 2, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

    Thanks for the great Tute! thought i would share what my Little Man thought of it all! he loved sewing from your pattern! and is very proud of what he made when raiding my fabric stash https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=457151410980267&set=a.264732240222186.78702.115161361845942&type=3&theater

  216. decoguy June 12, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    wow what a great tutorial and idea! thank you =)
    i see that you used a machine, how long did it take for you to finish a pillow? and would it be possible to use silk or satin like fabric to create this pillow?

  217. Hannah June 14, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

    So adorable!!!! I couldn't help but make one, and I can't wait to make more!!!! If you want to see mine, it's here:

    Thanks again!!!

  218. Mª Rita H. Fagundes June 30, 2012 at 3:02 am #

    Sou fã de seu site, e agradeço pelos moldes e tutorial, as almofadas estão lindas!!Parabéns pelo trabalho!!
    Tomei a liberdade de coloca-las em meu blog com seu link…voc~e me dá autorização?
    Mª Rita(Janelas e Caminhos)

  219. Petite Puck July 1, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    A big thank you from Holland!
    So sweet of you, sharing this on your lovely blog!

  220. Margaret July 6, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    What beautiful pillows! Love the fabric you used. Thank you for the tutorial. I made two today!

  221. Allie August 19, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    I can't wait to make this pillow!! So cute!

  222. Just because... August 22, 2012 at 2:28 am #

    Saw this this morning, baby slept twice and this afternoon it is finished – woohoo!!! Thanks heaps

  223. chiddada September 3, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

    VERY FUN. I'd like to make a big giant huge one and stuff it with fabric I'm tired of looking at;)

  224. Susie September 6, 2012 at 2:41 am #

    awesome tute! Thank you!

  225. MamaLadyBug October 18, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    I really love these pillows! Thank you for sharing this tutorial!

  226. Val December 16, 2012 at 5:51 am #

    I just love this pillow. Thanks for the tutorial. I have just pinned it.

  227. Julia December 20, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    I made two sprocket pillows since I've discovered your amazing tutorial and both turned out beautifully! Thank you for sharing this.

  228. dsc February 8, 2013 at 9:15 pm #

    loVE THESE!! I remember my grandmother having some when I was a kid!!

  229. The Chickens' Auntie February 12, 2013 at 5:02 am #

    These pillows are great! I can't wait to make them — thanks for the instructions.

  230. Jan March 21, 2013 at 2:04 am #

    These are adorable. Thank you for the tutorial. : )

  231. lyulala March 26, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

    this tute is really lovely and the results are gr8 even to me, that i'm just a beginner.
    u really rule!
    do u mind if i give u a little 'trick' i used:
    quen you put on the butto, and u pass the thread from the top to the bottom, it' is very useful to pass another small transparent or matching button, to prevent the thread to break the fabric because of the pressure.
    it's just a little trick, but might make ur pillows last longer ! :)

  232. Valery March 29, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    I really like this colorful pillow.I like its shape very much!

  233. Lisa Van Dam April 1, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    Just totally fell in love with these and am off to make a few of my own!! thanks for the great tutorial – I don't think I would have tried it just looking at the picture : )

  234. CurlyGirlMom April 10, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    Oh my goodness… I'm so excited to give these a try. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR TUTORIAL!! :)

  235. Christine Welsh April 15, 2013 at 11:20 am #

    Gosh these look really nice! I am inspired to make some myself! Thank you for sharing! :)
    ChrisW Designs

  236. Annette May 17, 2013 at 4:00 am #

    Thank you. These look really pretty & I will try them.

  237. .emiliana. May 24, 2013 at 7:56 am #

    Great tutorial. Thank you very much from Slovakia(Europe). I really like your blog and tutorials. I wish you all the best :-)

  238. Nanske August 5, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    Thanks for the tutorial! I made 5 pillows and it was very fun to do…

  239. Jules August 13, 2013 at 9:43 am #

    How awesome, just back to sewing after quite some time, so the middle is not looking so great, but with a button I'm sure it will be fine. practised on really old scraps so looking forward to making another with prettier material. managed to do it over two days which is pretty good for me! thanks for the inspiration.

  240. Donna Laster September 6, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    I love the pillow. I am working on some similar I have a pattern for but I like your pattern better. Patchwork pillows are so pretty. Love your choice of colors. Thanks so much for posting the tutorial.

    Donna from http://blackberrywintercrafts.blogspot.com/

  241. Deana Tankersley September 16, 2013 at 9:04 pm #

    Wow..these are fabulous..Great tutorial..thank you so much..can't wait to try it..=D

  242. Luanne Pang November 27, 2013 at 12:39 am #

    Love this pillow! I must try this one. But first I have to find lovely fabrics.

  243. Bunga December 6, 2013 at 3:26 am #

    Thank you for the sharing idea.I just bumped onto this pillow at the mall and just thought of trying it.

  244. Nancy Reinke December 17, 2013 at 8:02 pm #

    Hi Allison! I want to thank you for this tutorial. It led me to make sprocket pillows for my grandchildren for Christmas. I just finished yesterday and blogged about the three pillows. You can see them here: http://www.ajoyfulcottage.com/2013/12/sprocket-pillows.html. I also included a link back to your tutorial. The pillows turned out so cute. Thanks, again! Nancy

  245. anam December 29, 2013 at 3:20 am #

    This tutorial was by far the best and so easy.your pillows look amazing.
    I just had to make these the minute i saw the tutorial. I posted the pictures of my pillow on my blog. Heres the link http://deliciousanddiy.wordpress.com/2013/12/29/diy-sprocket-pillow/.
    Plus i mentioned you in it aswell because without your tutorial i doubt i could have made it. So Thankyou

  246. Dragonlady January 8, 2014 at 1:59 am #

    I guess I am coming to the party a little late, but I just had to say how absolutely lovely the pillows are! I am definety going to make these!

  247. Shahnnon Hawkins February 22, 2014 at 1:40 am #

    I just made the larger version of this pillow as my first true sewing project! It turned out really well, and I intend on making a set to serve as decor. Thank you very much for this free pattern! I wish there was a way to share a picture of it with you.

  248. Kelli Marshall March 5, 2014 at 3:10 am #

    Allison, these pillows are great! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial! Our followers love your book so i'm happy to show them more of your great works! Thank you!
    Kelli Marshall

  249. Kelly @ Lucy's Daughter March 16, 2014 at 8:11 am #

    A few years after you posted this tutorial and it's still being made and loved! I'm not a fan of sewing circles – they scare me! – but I made the smaller version of this pillow tonight and, you're right, you can't make just one! I'm going to start another one tomorrow!

  250. Naomi Holt April 16, 2014 at 4:16 pm #

    These are gorgeous cushions,I'm in the middle of making a black and white themed fabric one right this minute,can't wait till it's finished.
    Thanks for sharing your patterns and tips :)

  251. Alcira Ramirez Cardona April 21, 2014 at 8:00 pm #

    acabo de terminar el cojin, me quedo precioso. después de res años,y seguro que seguiran haciendolo. gracias muchas gracias. felicidades

  252. Deni April 30, 2014 at 9:43 am #

    WOW this blog its wonderful! thank you for sharing such wonderful projects!
    I have so much fabric left over from Quilting that I need these ways to use them up and I can see I will end up with a lovely gift to give away
    Thank you again

  253. Jacqui Copeman July 1, 2014 at 2:08 am #

    Hi! Thanks for the tutorial, they are great cushions! I've started making an unmatched pair for my Mum, I'm terrible at finishing projects though, so I thought I'd say thank you now, rather than waiting until they are done! There's a couple of photos of my progress here :) http://mijipaints.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/monday.html
    Thanks again!!

  254. DoubleL September 18, 2014 at 10:05 pm #

    Wanted to acknowledge and say thanks. I have used your tutorial to make myself two sprocket cushions to match a quilt for my bed. All worked perfectly and I love them. Thank you so much. I will send you a picture

  255. Ägyptische Rezepte February 7, 2015 at 3:41 pm #

    Thank you so much for this great tutorial— I have made 3 sprocket pillows already (large template) and they turned out perfectly. I can really recommend it. I used scraps from my children's old clothes. One only from denim and it's really nice. I will make many more, but some even a bit bigger , as floor pillows. Thanks again, also your quilts look super! Greetings Wera

  256. Sewing Shop February 27, 2015 at 11:07 am #

    Hi, thanks for this wonderful tutorial! I linked to it from my blog, you can see it here: http://www.sewingshop.net/blog/charming-cushions-to-lighten-up-every-room/

  257. Linda April 11, 2015 at 8:59 pm #

    Love these pillows!!!

  258. nannnanna June 9, 2015 at 9:55 pm #

    I was so inspired by these "sprocket"(sp" pillows, I made one the 14" one this afternoon. I love it and I was surprised that it wasn't hard, going to gift it to a granddaughter and going to make her brother (grandson) one, also. Thank you for showing such detailed instructions.
    A picture of it is on my FB page

  259. Kiki August 22, 2015 at 5:57 am #

    Hola, gracias por el tutorial me quedo bello el cojín, saludos :)

  260. Joy January 28, 2016 at 6:14 am #

    Love these!!! Can they be washed? Pillows at my house need baths every now and then….

  261. Charity Treat April 26, 2016 at 7:09 pm #

    OMG !! I absolutely ADORE these pillows! Can’t wait to see up a few! I love all of your work and designs. Thanks so much for all of the free patterns and tutorials!! Sending love from NW Arkansas! 💜💙😍

  262. mommermom May 17, 2016 at 4:02 pm #

    I just made one of these adorable pillows and it turned out so cute. Thank you for an excellent tutorial. I’ll be making them again for all the grand daughters.

  263. Val May 21, 2016 at 1:40 am #

    Hi, thank you for such an excellent tutorial! I made 2 pillows, and i am planning of doing some more!

  264. mommermom June 6, 2016 at 7:46 am #

    I found your sprocket pillows on Pinterest. Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial. I made two pillows and in the process of making more. I’ve given them away and really need to think about making one for myself! I would like to post pictures on my blog and of course would link back to you for the tutorial because you’ve done such a marvelous job at this. I saw the pictures of the new baby. Congratulations.

  265. Polly June 10, 2016 at 4:36 pm #

    Hello, I been wanting to make a few of these with all my scraps but the only part of the sprocket pillow how to that can be printed is the 2 wedges for the 2 different sizes. I attempted to print out the tutorial but I got everything except the tutorial. Which means I have to go to a different part of my home to read the tutorial then run to the other end to do that step. Is there anyway you can make the tutorial printable. It would be sooo much better. Thanks

  266. judith ann June 23, 2016 at 4:14 pm #

    Just saw this today,this morning and made one this afternoon. Took longer to sort through and pick out fabric than to sew it. I cut out enough for 3 pillows. Thanks for sharing. j

  267. Cindy August 16, 2016 at 8:28 pm #

    Great tutorial – thanks for sharing it. I made one this evening and am really pleased with it.

  268. Cheryl Bennett August 23, 2016 at 2:24 pm #

    I found my next project! Thank you!! Mom will love these for Christmas,

  269. Sharon Worley August 25, 2016 at 2:07 pm #

    I know it’s been a really long time since you posted this but I’m new to sewing and just found your tutorial. I wanted to say a great big thank you for such wonderful directions. They were super easy to follow and my pillow turned out stinkin’ cute! THANK YOU!!!

  270. Prfctlildvl September 3, 2016 at 9:11 pm #

    I loved how easy this pattern was to follow. I made the larger one for my great niece’s birthday (she just turned 2) but before I sewed the opening closed, I made a little strap handle out of some of the extra material and attached it where the opening is. Now she can pick up the pillow and drag it around the house and then use it to sit on to watch her favorite cartoons. I love that this can be made with just a few fat quarters, a great project for the beginner sewer!

  271. Kathy January 25, 2017 at 9:29 pm #

    love love love your pillows. I’m going to make some to go with my king size quilt that is almost done, they will be so cute with my quilt. Thank u for the design.

  272. Rita April 7, 2017 at 2:17 pm #

    Thank you for the great tutorial and template. Super easy to put together BUT I didn’t sew in the side piece, which really looks so much nicer. The next one will have it.

  273. Sara June 12, 2017 at 1:33 pm #

    I know this post is 6 years old but I wanted to say thank you for the pattern and tutorial. I found it months ago and made 6 of the large pillows out of my grandmothers clothes. She passed in December and I made them for my father and his sisters for Christmas. I just searched again for your tutorial so I could make another pillow for myself. Thank you for sharing.

    • Allison June 13, 2017 at 11:21 am #

      I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed it!

  274. Carol June 28, 2017 at 12:32 pm #

    I just found you pattern for the sprocket pillow today. I can remember everyone had pillows like this when I was a little girl. Lots of good memories. I want to make my granddaughter one by this pattern. Maybe some day she will look back and have good memories too. Thanks for sharing.

  275. Margarita October 3, 2017 at 5:46 pm #

    how to wash this pillow?

  276. Trish November 27, 2018 at 3:54 am #

    These are so beautiful and you’ve made it so easy to make. The photos help so much. Thank you!! Trish from Massachusetts

  277. Teach You To Sew January 30, 2019 at 5:20 am #

    This is a really well-done tutorial. Going to try it this weekend with the kids. Thanks so much -Joe

  278. Kaz Musa July 1, 2019 at 6:55 pm #

    Fantastic tutorial thanku very much 😊

  279. Jean 'Eckert' Imholte November 23, 2019 at 6:12 pm #

    Just made a couple with leftover fabric from my Christmas Quilt kit – now I have the whole room looking cheery! Thank you so much for this tutorial!

  280. Karla Coffey February 27, 2021 at 4:18 pm #

    I love the sprocket pillows you made and wanted to make the 14″ one but nothing happens when I click on the link to the templates.

  281. lissany February 28, 2021 at 7:20 am #

    Thank you for this pattern! I sewed it completely together without leaving a hole for stuffing. I then seamripped the side seam making an opening for turning and filling. I stuff in all my fabric scraps and bits as stuffing, and when it is full I hand sew the side seam back up and continue on with the buttons. Great way to not feel like I am wasting any fabric!

  282. Satta Matka March 19, 2021 at 2:45 am #

    Website and content are both very wonderfull for tutorial . satta Matka

  283. Sussie Stokes April 14, 2021 at 7:33 am #

    I love your pattern for this pillow. I am making a memory pillow with premie clothes for the fabric and this will be perfect. Just to let you know this pillow will be cherished so much. Thank You.!.

  284. Liline October 19, 2021 at 6:36 am #

    thank you for the pattern
    they are so beautiful. I am French so I would like to be sure that the measurements are in inch in order to convert them correctly.
    Thanks in advance

  285. prabhat matka December 13, 2021 at 12:22 am #

    Hi Good day

    It was really useful for me

    Thanks for putting it on your site

    I come to your site every week – thank you

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  287. Emery February 13, 2023 at 9:02 am #

    These are super cute I love them soo much.

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