Cardinal in the Pines Pillow

Cardinal in the Pines Pillow

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores

Additional Information



  • 3/4 yd solid-color cotton fabric
  • 1/2 yd Cardinal in Pines fabric
  • 3/4 yd novelty trim
  • 1 small bag polyester fiberfil
  • Thread
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Sewing machine


  1. Measurements include 1/2" seam allowance.
  2. Cut one 15"x13" piece of solid-color fabric.
  3. Cut two 21"x5" pieces of solid-color fabric.
  4. Cut one 7"x13" piece of Cardinal in Pines fabric.
  5. Gather both long edges of 21"x5" solid fabric stitch by using a long machine stitch along the seam line. Repeat stitch 1/4" away from 1st row of stitching inside the seam allowance.
  6. Pull bobbin threads, adjusting to 13" length.
  7. Refer to PDF/photo. Right sides together, stitch both gathered pieces to either side of Cardinal in Pines fabric along 13" edge so Cardinal in Pines fabric is centered between the 2 solid sections.
  8. Cut two 13" lengths of trim. Pin trim along 13" seams. Hand-sew in place.
  9. Right sides together, pin Cardinal in Pines fabric & gathered pieced front to solid 15"x13" section.
  10. Stitch along all edges, leaving 5" opening along 1 edge for turning.
  11. Clip corners & turn right-side-out. Stuff pillow.
  12. Slipstitch opening closed.