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How To Sew a Fleece Embroidered Patch Pillow

 This article is brought to you by Lizzsews.

Here’s how you can create a throw pillow with patching and embroidery! This is a super fun project and makes amazing gifts!

Recommended read: How to Make a Blanket Pillow

What you will need:

  • Fleece, one square of about 17” and 9 squares of 6”
  • Iron and ironing board 
  • Pins
  • Rotary cutter and cutting mat (or scissors)
  • Measuring tape
  • Embroidery thread and tear-away or cut-away stabilizer (use wash away stabilizer on top of the fleece if its thick, the fleece that I embroidered on was quite thin so I was able to get away with just tear away on the back)
  • Sewing thread
  • Machine sewing needle and machine embroidery needle
  • Baby Yoda embroidery design from Lizzsews Etsy shop
  • Stuffing 
  • Sewing and embroidery machine

The steps:

   1. Iron fleece and cut out 9 squares of 6”

   2. Hoop the stabilizer, tear-away or cutaway, I chose to use tear away. Pin (or spray) a square (colour one) to the stabilizer.

   3. Select your embroidery design, thread the machine and begin the embroider!

   4. Sew together the embroidered square (colour one) and squares of the other colour (colour two) on both sides to create a strip of three squares. Iron the strip. 

   5. Sew together two strips of three squares with colour two in the middle and colour one on the sides. Iron the strips. 

   6. Place the embroidered strip right side together with another strip and sew on the long side. Place the leftover strip right side together with the raw edge long side of the embroidered strip and sew. Iron the now square.

   7. Measure the square (or rectangle), mine ended up being 16.5” x 17.25”. Cut a square (or rectangle) of either colour one or two with these dimensions.

   8. Pin together the cut square right side together with the patched square and sew. Leaving a gap in the middle of the bottom side. I recommend making this gap as big as your four knuckles together. 

   9. Flip inside out and fill with stuffing, fill as full as you please. 

   10. Hand sew the gap and enjoy your embroidered patch pillow!

Here’s a variation you can do: use a piece of embroidered cotton in the center instead of fleece.

To reduce the puckering on this cotton square, I could have used cutaway instead of tearaway, hooped it more securely, used a less dense design, and a new needle.

Recommended read: How to embroider patches

Thank you for reading this article. I would love to see your creations in Lizzsew's Facebook group! Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a comment and let me know how your throw pillow went! 


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