One of my favorite beginner sewing projects are pillows. Throw pillows, pillow covers, pillowcases… all things pillows. They are a really easy way to learn some of the basic sewing techniques. And finishing such a quick project can give you instant gratification. But what I think I love most is that there is so much you can do to personalize your pillows! There really is no right or wrong way in learning how to sew a pillow.

In the video below, I wanted to give beginners a look at how I utilized things around me to make a personalized gift this holiday season. As a bonus, I got to use up some of my scrap fabric. These pillows are what my kids and I call “fabric art.” A fun way to bring a design to life and bring out your creativity.

NOTE: If you do not have pinking sheers at home, sew with a straight edge using a decorative stitch if you wish. Wash your pillow before you stuff it. This will cause the edges to fray. It creates a soft vintage look, which will add more texture and character to your pillow.

Not ready to make this stamp inspired pillow yet? Save the idea on Pinterest for later…


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Joan Mantini

About Joan Mantini

After several years of being the Facebook page owner at Beginner Sewing, I noticed there was a desperate need to have a single go-to spot for members to be able to find answers to their common questions, get some useful tips & tricks, as well as find reputable places to purchase sewing products online. Taking my role as a trade publication editor by day, and combining it with my knowledge of frequently requested beginner sewing advice, I created An outlet that gives new sewists a free digital magazine geared for entry level sewing as an extra bonus!

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