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How to Make a 9 Patch Pillow... an easy to sew pillow

How to make a 9 patch pillow that's easy to sew.

This 9 patch pillow is "sew" cool to make.  It can be made in many different colors and fabric patterns.  Try making your 9 patch pillow in black and orange for Halloween, or Red and Green for Christmas, or make it in your school colors!
 

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How to sew a nine patch pillow.

You will need:

 four - 5" squares of one color

five - 5" squares of another color

one - 14" square for the back

fiberfill for stuffing

Pin 2 different color fabric squares pretty sides together.  Do this 3 times. Stitch 1/4" seam.

Line up your squares the way you want them to be for the front of your pillow. Pin and sew one more different color square to the Squares that are sewn so that you have 3 rows of 3 as shown in the picture.
matching seams to make a 9 patch pillow. Pin and sew 2 of the rows of 3 squares together making sure that you have pinned opposite color fabric pretty sides together and making sure that the seams match. (as seen where the finger is pointing in the picture) Do the same to the 3rd row so that you will have all 9 squares sewn together when you are done.
pressing seams on a nine patch pillow. Press seams towards the center.  Pin your 9 patch front to the pillow back with pretty sides together. Leave a 4" opening for turning and stuffing.

Stitch around your pillow 1/4" seam. Don't forget to leave an opening!

Turn your pillow pretty side out, stuff with fiberfill and then hand sew the opening closed. Clip corners, be careful not to cut into your stitches. Turn pillow pretty side out and stuff making sure you stuff the corners first.  Hand sew the opening closed and your beautiful 9 patch pillow is done!

 

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Here's another way to sew a 9 patch pillow using three different fabric prints.

Here's another way to do a 9-patch pillow by using three squares each of three different fabrics prints.

 

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