Welcome Pillow

By  April Moffatt 

size: 12"x24"

  • Welcome Pillow


  • Aqua chenille fabric, 1/2 yd.
  • Red polka dot fabric, 1/8 yd.
  • Red gingham fabric, 1/4 yd.
  • Red fabric, scraps
  • Soft Touch pillow insert, 12”x24”
  • Coordinating-color thread


  • Rotary cutter and self-healing mat (optional)
  • Computer and printer
  • Aleene’s Fabric Fusion

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, sewing machine
  • Note
  • 1. All seam allowances are 1/2".
  • Pillow
  • 1. Use computer and printer to print "WELCOME" in font of choice.
  • 2. Measure and cut 12-1/2"x22-1/2" aqua chenille rectangle (front of pillow) and two 12-1/2"x15" aqua chenille rectangles (back of pillow). Measure and cut two 4-1/2"x19" red gingham strips (ruffles). Cut "WELCOME" letters from red scrap fabrics.
  • 3. Press short edges of red gingham strips under; stitch. Press strips lengthwise in half. Using a basting stitch, gather into ruffle. Set aside.
  • 4. Using Fabric Fusion, glue letters on pillow front. Let dry.
  • 5. Using red thread, zigzag stitch around edges of each letter.
  • 6. Take back pieces of pillow edge under and stitch.
  • 7. Pin ruffle selvages to side edge of pillow front. Baste in place.
  • 8. Pin both back pillow pieces, right side together, to front pillow pieces. Stitch around all edges, leaving 1/2" seam allowance.
  • 9. Clip corners and turn right side out. Insert pillow form.