Sprocket Pillow Variation

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts,Sewing

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So the coral addition to my color scheme is OUT. I think I’m going to stick with straight blues and greens. It’s super matchy matchy, but that’s kind of my thing.

So I made another sprocket pillow, only this time sans sprockets. I found this beautiful Michael Miller fabric (Sandi Henderson’s Secret Garden) that fit right in to my color scheme and I didn’t want to splice it. I did the entire front and back with that print and I love how it turned out! A little lumpy – any brilliant suggestions on how to avoid lumpiness when using stuffing?

Also no piping this time although I wish I had taken the time to do it. Maybe I’ll just make another one. Or three.

Doing the pillow this way is only different than Allison’s sprocket pillow tutorial in the cutting out. Here’s how I did it:

I used a giant mixing bowl that is about 15″ in diameter, but to do the pillow with a solid front and back find a circle something that is the size you want.

I used my rotary cutter and cut right around the edge of the bowl to save time marking and I did both layers at once.


Then I measured around the circumference to figure out how long to cut the center piece. And I can’t even kind of remember what that measurement was. 50 something?

Find the center of the front and back and mark so attaching the button at the very end is easier.

If you feel I left out some steps…I did. All the other info is best gotten from Cluck Cluck Sew’s tutorial.

I’m loving these round pillows. I seriously might make a few more…



1 Jen Duke November 17, 2011 at 8:21 am

Oooh! I like it!

2 Kimberly R November 17, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Those are so beautiful. I love those materials.

3 Keri November 18, 2011 at 10:10 am

I want that fabric. Did you get an extra bit for me? :) It just happens to also match my color scheme.

4 Gina November 19, 2011 at 6:44 pm

I love these pillows! They are beautiful and unique!

5 Penny Poppleton November 21, 2011 at 2:14 pm

I love how even your cutting mat matches! :)

6 Ari Allard January 15, 2012 at 10:58 am

I truly appreciate this article.Really thank you! Much obliged.

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