Easy to Make Dog Pillows

Easy to Make Dog Pillows by Sweet Pea

I’ve mentioned a time or two that I was lucky to inherit a very large supply of fabric from my mother-in-law who was an outstanding seamstress and quilter.  I love finding uses for the fabrics that she purchased and didn’t get to use.  One piece of fabric I’m sure was purchased with many projects in mind.  When I inherited this fabric, I had no idea what how I’d ever use it.  Now that we have Sherman, I’ve turned into a dog lover and after looking at these sweet faces, I decided that pillows would be a good use for this fabric.

Is your dog’s breed shown?

Dog Fabrics from The Kennel Club


My mother-in-law also had this adorable doggie print, probably intended to be used for a quilt back.

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I started this project by cutting out four pillow fronts and four pillow backs.  The fabric on the left was also intended to be used for a quilt back.  I ironed heat ‘n bond to the back of the dog fabric and cut each dog out.

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I ironed each dog in the middle of the front fabric piece and used a zigzag stitch to add a decorative touch.  (The Golden Retriever unfortunately got destroyed by my iron, so he didn’t make it to this step.)

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Sew around  three sides.  Leave an opening on the fourth side for turning.  Trim the edges and corners.  Turn and press.

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Stuff each pillow and sew closed by hand or with a machine.


What dog lover wouldn’t want to receive a decorative dog pillow as a gift?

Dog Pillows
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  1. Those are so cute. I love dogs, although my dog’s breed is not shown. This would be a fun, unique gift idea for a dog lover.

    1. Thanks, Alison. I am hoping to sell some of these pillows at a Christmas sale that my mom and I are participating in in early December.

  2. I love these Paula…they are so pretty! My pup isn’t represented because she is a new breed…Malti-pom. (Maltese / Pomeranian)
    I agree, who wouldn’t love to get one of these!!! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!

    1. I wish my fabric had a Schauzer! I need to investigate ordering more that features a different variety of breeds.

    1. Lisa – My dog is a mix, too. I guess if I want to make a pillow with his likeness, I’ll have to use photo transfer paper!

  3. We have a real version of the white standard poodle here. Really–looks just like her! JoAnns has a lot of dog print/related fabric.

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