Pocket Pillow

Pocket Pillow - second pillow with different fabricThis pillow has a pocket that can be used for a book, journal, or even a midnight snack.


Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1



  1. Cut out the main fabric (double thickness) an inch and a half larger than the pillow form or the desired size. Cut out contrasting fabric (double thickness on fold) half the size; that will form a pocket. Iron the fold.
  2. Pocket Pillow - cut the fabric for pillow and pocket
  3. Lay pocket with folded edge in middle of main fabric right sides together with bottom edges and sides lined up with the main fabric bottom edges and sides.
  4. Pocket Pillow - fabric layers ready to sew
  5. Like a sandwich, pin the top, pocket (middle), and back right sides together.
  6. Pocket Pillow - main pillow fabric right sides together

  7. Sew all three pieces with a 5/8 inch seam leaving an opening at the top (sew the two sides and bottom if using a pillow form or sew all the way around leaving a 3 or 4 inch opening at the top if using stuffing). Turn right side out and insert pillow form or stuffing.
  8. Pocket Pillow - sew leaving opening for pillow form or stuffing
  9. Pin the opening shut and hand stitch.
  10. Pocket Pillow - pin the opening
    Pocket Pillow - hand stitch closed
  11. This one is done! I made another using different colored fabrics.
  12. Pocket Pillow - closeup of the blue pattern pocket with a book inside
    Pocket Pillow

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