Artist Pillows




Introduction: Artist Pillows

About: Hi everyone! I'm a hardcore DIY'er, I've published 11 DIY books, just produced my own TV show called Make Your Mark for PBS/APT, I make YouTube videos every week and I'm buried under a mountain of craft suppl…

Make artist inspired pillows and have art on your sofa instead of your walls!

Step 1: Watch the Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: You'll Need

Heavy white cotton fabric

Cotton broadcloth in different colors

E-6000 Stitchless Iron On Glue

Pillow stuffing


Sewing machine


Matisse inspiration

Step 3: Cut and Prep Your Shapes

Lightly draw out the shapes on the colorful broadcloth fabric and then cut out

Figure out the placement on your pillow fabric

*I made my pillows 20" x 20"

Carefully squeeze the E-6000 Stitchless glue around the edges of your cutouts

Step 4: Iron and Stitch

Iron the cutouts in place until the glue disappears

Pin the back of the pillow over the ironed-on cutouts

Using 1/2" seam allowance, stitch around the pillow and leave an 8" opening so that you can turn it right side out

Clip the corners at an angle

*Clipping the corners leaves less bulk in the corners when you turn it right side out

Step 5: Stuff and Tassel

Stuff the pillow and stitch closed

If you want to, create yarn tassels for the corners in different colors and stitch them on.

You can see how to make tassels here:

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    6 years ago on Introduction

    so beautifull. Give me more, more, more.

    Mark Montano
    Mark Montano

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks Lokaa.loky! I appreciate all of your comments.


    6 years ago

    lovely, my daughter will be happy to make one or two for her room. thanks


    6 years ago on Introduction

    oh my gosh, too cute! how long does it take to make a set of these?

    Mark Montano
    Mark Montano

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Hm.....I'd say from top to bottom (without a beer break) you could do it in 90 minutes. That includes the tassels.