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If you’re “sew” inspired, display a pair of pillows embellished with felt appliqués and piping to pay tribute to your go-to supplies.


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•    1⁄3 yard solid black (piping)

•    1⁄8 yard each of black and blue craft felt

•    Craft felt scraps: yellow and gray

•    1⁄2 yard gray corduroy

•    1-5⁄8 yards 1⁄8"-diameter cording

•    Polyester fiberfill


Finished pillow: 14" square


Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics and 36"-wide craft felt. 

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated. 


Cut Fabrics 


Cut pieces in the following order. Click on "Download this Project" above for pattern pieces.


From solid black, cut:

•    Enough 1-3⁄4"-wide bias strips to total 60" in length for piping 

From black felt, cut:

•    2 of letter t

•    1 each of patterns D and F

•    1 each of letters u, n, and s

From yellow felt, cut:

•    1 each of patterns E and G

From blue felt, cut:

•    6 of Pattern H

From gray felt, cut:

•    12 of Pattern I

From gray corduroy, cut:

•    2—14-1⁄2" squares


Make Piping

Refer to Make Piping, page 1, to prepare piping.


Assemble Buttons Pillow Front

Referring to Buttons Pillow Appliqué Placement Diagram, repeat Assemble Ric-Rac Pillow Front, steps 1–5, page 1, to appliqué pillow front and attach piping. 


Finish Buttons Pillow

Repeat Finish Ric-Rac Pillow, steps 1–3, page 1, to complete Buttons Pillow.