If you’ve ever thought of the process of sewing a pillow as daunting, then you’re in for a surprise! This wonderful Sprocket Pillows Tutorial, written by Allison over at CluckCluckSew is very simple.
We’ve also rounded up a few other projects and an easy to follow Sprocket Pillow Video. There’s lots of inspiration and great ideas.
The sprocket pillows can be made really colorful using a ton of different patterns or colors, or you could tone them down by using a palette of similarly colored fabrics. They would be great on a bed, or could wonderful brightening up your sofa.
They would even make a great pillow for a child, using some fun patterns. Ready to get started? Here is what you’ll need:
Sprocket Pillows Materials
- 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 polyfill stuffing
- A button and thread for the center.
Sprocket Pillow Video Tutorial
In this tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company, quilter Jenny Doan shows you how to use fabric scraps from quilting to put a sprocket pillow together. You can, of course, use newly bought quarters for this project, but if you’re a regular sewer then this is a great way to use those leftover pieces!
The video follows mostly the same format as the tutorial we shared above, but Jenny’s pillow has thinner fabric pieces since it is made from scraps. Click Play above to view ^
If you love the look of the round sprocket pillow tutorial, but hate the thought sewing all those pieces together, then you’ll love this project! An easy to make pleated pillow is put together with two larger pieces of fabric, and the result is chic and simple.
The same sort of pattern that is used in the sprocket pillow is in the complimentary quilt. It looks great in a square too.
Another cute idea that we found on Pinterest was this mini sprocket pillow that makes the cutest Pin Cushion.
Here is another version that blogger Andrea made after seeing similar ones in Urban Outfitters. It has a beautiful side view too!
This gorgeous cushion looks similar in structure to the round pillows above but has a beautiful embroidery feature on it. The author drew this flower on her embroidery cloth first in pencil, then hand embroidered the design on. She then attached it the pillow, which she sewed up on her sewing machine.
You can also make them in a larger size. They are perfect for popping your feet on and they are ideal for extra seating.
To put this pillow together, you’ll need a template. You’ll start by making the top of the pillow using all of your color selections. Then, you’ll need to pin and sew on the sides and back of the pillow. Finally, you’ll need to stuff it with some polyfill and sew it shut. To follow along with the full tutorial, view here