18 Free Pillow Patterns and Ideas

A trio of velvet pillows

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These free pillow patterns and ideas will fill you with the inspiration and know-how it takes to make your own custom pillow. You'll be able to create a pillow in the size that you want with the fabric that you choose.

Sewing a pillow is an extremely easy sewing project that's perfect for the beginner. You'll only be sewing in a straight line and there aren't a lot of seams to worry about. You can challenge yourself by picking a pillow pattern that uses a zipper or has accents such as buttons or applique.