Picture Frame Pillow - Beginner Sewing Pattern & Video Tutorial


This pillow can be easily made in different sizes following the same instructions and theguide in the pattern.  There are so many possibilities for the center! Use a fabric panel, printable fabric to showcase your own photo, an embroidered design, sentimental clothing or fussy cut fabric. 

In addition to the step by step instructions, you will also have access to a full video tutorial which will walk you through each step of the project in detail.

Students are also encouraged to join the Crosscut Sewing Community Facebook Group to share their project or ask questions.

Supplies (for a pillow approximately 16"-18")

  • ⅓ yard of border fabric (may vary depending on the size of the pillow and border you would like)
  • ½ yard of fabric for the pillow back (may vary depending on the size of the pillow)
  • Panel or fabric for the center, about 8" - 10" square
  • 9-11 oz of polyfil stuffing


Picture Frame Pillow Kit

This sewing pattern is designed to teach new or young sewers how to follow sewing instructions.  Students with a little experience may be able to follow by themselves.  Younger students may need help, but read the directions carefully together and encourage them to figure out each step.  This is a simple project, so the focus can really be on reading and following each step.