Pocket Pillows

Pocket Pillows

I can’t recall where I first saw this idea, but I instantly loved the idea of a small decorative pillow you could tuck Bible memory verses into. I knew I wanted to make those for my sister, mother and I for our beds for camp meeting, because it’s a place my sister and I spend many hours memorizing verses for the kids program when we were younger. 

This works for anything you want to remember, concerns, worries, prayer requests, anything you hold close to your heart. Later I will work on a cute little card to print out and write these things on to tuck in. 
So, here in all of it’s glory, is my quick and easy pocket pillow tutorial. This is the quickest and easiest way I know how to put together a pillow. Please be kind, as it’s my first tutorial ever! (So feel free to give me any suggestions you want!)
First, I cut 2 13″ squares, 1 out of fabric for the back of the pillow, and one for the front. You could use any kind of fabric for this pillow, I used 100% quilting fabric. You could even used something that has been pieced.
Next, I cut another 13″ square, from the fabric for the pocket. I folded it in half, wrong sides together and pressed the fold. I placed it on the 13″ square for the front of the pillow, raw edges matching the raw edges of the bottom of the pillow. 
Next, I went through my stash of decorative trims and ribbons, and chose something for the top edge of my pocket. 
I attached it to the top of the pocket using a tiny zig zag stitch. 
Next, I lay the back square right sides together on top of the front of the pillow and pocket. I pinned in place, leaving a hole at the bottom for turning. 
I stitched, a 1/2″ from the edge all around the pillow, making sure to leave room for the hole at the bottom. 
Next, remove the pins, and trim your corners to allow for nice points. 
Then, turn right side out and press. Use a stiletto or chopstick to push those corners out to a nice point! 
Next, stuff, and sew the bottom hole closed by hand. 
Ta Da! A pocket pillow!