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make a fabric scrap pillow

make a fabric scrap pillowHere is how to make a fabric scrap pillow project, I think it’s safe to say that as seamstress and quilters we all have piles of fabric, sometimes already in strips, just waiting to be made into something- so why not a pillow? In this case, the front of the pillow is pieced and the back is a solid piece of fabric. I sewed on a little rick-rack and ribbon to the pieced side to add a little texture.

Full tutorial on making a pillow with fringe (or piping) and zipper.

make a fabric scrap pillow I had in mind this orangish fringe trim for the edges of the pillow, some trim I got at Tasha’s pieced goods, the big warehouse on the frontage road in Springville- before it changed into an antique mall.
I got a lot of really wacky colored lace, rick-rack and assorted trimmings extremely cheap before they (sadly) phased out that part of the store.
I searched my sewing room and could not find the fringe in question. It turned up the next day, in another tub full of trims in my crawl space…my pre-sewing room organizational system leftovers. At least NOW I know I really do have some orange fringe, and I can find it put away in it’s proper place from now on. So, this greenish trim found it’s way onto the pillow. It makes it a bit fancier, just the sort of thing kids can’t keep their hands off.

make a fabric scrap pillowthe orange trim in question…


  1. steph

    September 28, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    I love the scrappy pillow,so fun!

  2. lex

    September 30, 2007 at 6:42 pm

    I was looking around at church today and I noticed a lot of women have bags that have the same look as yours (yours are better of course). But it got me thinking that you could probably sell a ton here, especially now that it is “fall harvest festival” season!

  3. H

    October 1, 2007 at 12:10 am

    Love the picture of the ribbons and trims … mmmmm. Makes me think of my Oma Stella’s ribbon drawer. She never threw anything out 🙂

    I agree with Lex about your bags. While in SF I did some research, also thought about manufacturing/selling. Have a sample to show you. Fun hidden pocket.

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