How to Make a Pottery Barn XOXOXO Pillow

Originally posted 2012-07-13 08:00:07.

An Easy to Make Catalog Knockoff Pillow

Cute pillow, but not for the price! My cost was less than $5.00 including the stuffing and it was completed in an hour, wahoo! Let me show you how to make a Pottery Barn Teen inspired xoxoxo pillow! The pillow  could also be made in a different shape using these easy to make pillow forms!

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  • 1/4 yd. of black canvas fabric
  • Different colors of felt (I used 4)
  • Polyester fiberfil (<– affiliate link!)

The finished inspiration piece measures 8″ x 28″. A quarter yard piece of canvas is perfect because it measures 9″ x 60″ total. Cut the canvas into two pieces measuring 9″ x 30″. I got really lucky because the lady who cut the fabric at the store made it perfectly straight so I don’t have to do any trimming!

I drew a pattern for my Xs and Os… I wanted the letters to measure 4″ wide by 6″ tall. I used a scrap piece of paper and drew lines marking the height and width of the letters. I used a compass to draw 1″ circles in the corners of the lines I drew, then used a ruler to connect the circles making the X. For the Os, I used the same process but drew a 2″ diameter circle at the top and bottom. For the center, I drew a 1″ circle and connected them with a straight line. I cut them out and pinned them on the felt, then cut out the felt.

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Pin the letters in place on one of the canvas pieces (use a lot so the felt doesn’t shift while sewing them onto the canvas!) and stitch with contrasting thread. I decided to use white.

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Place the two pieces of canvas right sides together and sew three sides, leaving one short end open.

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Press the seams and press a 1/2″ hem in the open end. Pull the polyfil apart in small pieces when stuffing – this gives a smooth, lump-free fill.
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Pin the open end together and stitch closed.

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Yay, another super-cheap knock off that would make a fantastic gift! This pillow was really easy to make! Any questions about how to make an XOXOXO pillow? Leave a comment below!


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