This is one of our most “colorful” tutorials, to date!
This week, for Sew Together Tuesday, our National Educator Teresa Coates shares her tips on how to sew a colored pencil pillow with Cuddle®! It’s one of the most straightforward “stuffie” projects we’ve covered — so much so that we recommend making a few in some of your favorite colors to complete a set.
This 6” x 21” colored pencil works great when doubled as a neck pillow or bolster pillow, and not only do we have a FREE colored pencil pattern download available, but we also have a FREE No. 2 pencil pattern download, too (click here to download both, or scroll down and click the “Download Now” button).
Teresa and Hawke will be broadcasting this tutorial LIVE from The Quilter’s Market as part of their “On the Road” tour — click here to learn more!
Recommended fabrics and notions for sewing a colored pencil pillow
These products can be substituted for whatever you have on hand, but here is what Teresa recommends for her colored pencil sewing tutorial:
- 1/2 yd. Cuddle® 3 for Pencil Body and End
- 8” x 8” piece Cuddle® 3 for Pencil Tip
- 15” x 18” piece Cuddle® 3 Beige for Pencil Wood
Teresa will be using Digital Cuddle® Spectrum Bright for pencil, Cuddle® 3 Red (lead) and Cuddle® 3 Natural or Cuddle® 3 Latte (wood)
Notions & supplies:
- 90/14 stretch machine needle —SCHMETZ
- Craft knife — OLFA
- Fabric clips — Clover
- Felt tip marker or ballpoint pen
- Hand sewing needle — SCHMETZ
- Long, flower head pins — Clover
- Micro-serrated scissors — Karen Kay Buckley, Famore or Kai
- Point turner — Clover
- Polyester filling for stuffing— Fairfield World
- Polyester thread —Metrosene by Mettler
- Rotary cutter and mat —OLFA
- Walking foot
Free download: Colored pencil pillow sewing pattern
Click here or the “Download Now!” button below to download and print Teresa’s free colored pencil pillow sewing pattern.
Video: How to make a colored pencil pillow with Cuddle® minky fabric
Mark your calendar — for the next episode of Season 8 of Sew Together Tuesday, Teresa will be going LIVE on the Shannon Fabrics Facebook page and YouTube channel at 10 am PDT on February 8 to share her tips on how to sew a colored pencil pillow with Cuddle® minky plush fabric.
Can't make it? Check back here after her live video concludes for the embedded on-demand video.
Ready to start creating with Cuddle® minky fabric? Use our store locator to find a selection of Cuddle® minky fabric online or near you.