DIY Denim Traditional Log Cabin Pocket Pillow tutorial by Underground Crafter | Grab some jeans headed for the scrap pile and make yourself a plush pocket pillow with a Fairfield Decorator’s Choice Luxury Pillow Form.

A few months ago, I shared a tutorial for making two DIY Denim Log Cabin Pillows with the Cabin in the Corner and Courthouse Steps blocks. Today, I’m sharing the Traditional Log Cabin Block.

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Denim makes for great pocket pillows. The pockets are already made, so these involve less sewing, pressing, and cutting than if you made your own pocket.

DIY Denim Traditional Log Cabin Pocket Pillow tutorial by Underground Crafter | Grab some jeans headed for the scrap pile and make yourself a plush pocket pillow with a Fairfield Decorator’s Choice Luxury Pillow Form.

Also, worn denim is so ultra soft. Add in a Fairfield Decorator’s Choice Luxury Pillow Form, and you’ll have a pillow that you can cuddle, take a nap on, or store your remote in.

DIY Denim Traditional Log Cabin Pocket Pillow tutorial by Underground Crafter | Grab some jeans headed for the scrap pile and make yourself a plush pocket pillow with a Fairfield Decorator’s Choice Luxury Pillow Form.

DIY Denim Traditional Log Cabin Block Pocket Pillow

Tutorial by Underground Crafter

DIY Denim Traditional Log Cabin Pocket Pillow tutorial by Underground Crafter | Grab some jeans headed for the scrap pile and make yourself a plush pocket pillow with a Fairfield Decorator’s Choice Luxury Pillow Form.

Materials:

Instructions

Cut fabric and batting

Assemble “quilt sandwich” for front of pillow case

  • Position the pillow interior backing fabric face down (wrong side up).
  • Place batting over pillow interior backing.
  • Position denim pocket at the center of your batting facing up. If you pin the pocket in place, be sure to pin through all three layers.

DIY Denim Traditional Log Cabin Pocket Pillow tutorial by Underground Crafter | Grab some jeans headed for the scrap pile and make yourself a plush pocket pillow with a Fairfield Decorator’s Choice Luxury Pillow Form.

  • Position a strip of your “light” denim on the left side of your pocket so that the right sides of the denim pieces are facing.

DIY Denim Traditional Log Cabin Pocket Pillow tutorial by Underground Crafter | Grab some jeans headed for the scrap pile and make yourself a plush pocket pillow with a Fairfield Decorator’s Choice Luxury Pillow Form.

Quilt the front of pillow case

  • Using a ¼” seam allowance, sew the strip to the pocket, working through all four layers.

DIY Denim Traditional Log Cabin Pocket Pillow tutorial by Underground Crafter | Grab some jeans headed for the scrap pile and make yourself a plush pocket pillow with a Fairfield Decorator’s Choice Luxury Pillow Form.

  • Trim the strip.
  • Finger press the sewn strip so it is right side up. Attach the next “light” strip above the pocket.

DIY Denim Traditional Log Cabin Pocket Pillow tutorial by Underground Crafter | Grab some jeans headed for the scrap pile and make yourself a plush pocket pillow with a Fairfield Decorator’s Choice Luxury Pillow Form.

  • Sew the strip to the pocket, working through all four layers. Trim the strip.
  • Finger press the sewn strip so it is right side up. Attach a “dark strip” to the left of the pocket. Sew the strip to the pocket, working through all four layers. Trim the strip.

DIY Denim Traditional Log Cabin Pocket Pillow tutorial by Underground Crafter | Grab some jeans headed for the scrap pile and make yourself a plush pocket pillow with a Fairfield Decorator’s Choice Luxury Pillow Form.

  • Finger press the sewn strip so it is right side up. Attach the next “dark” strip below the pocket. Sew the strip to the pocket, working through all four layers. Trim the strip.
  • Continue attaching pieces in this manner, following the assembly diagram, until the front of your pillow measures at least 16.5” (42 cm) square.

DIY Denim Traditional Log Cabin Pocket Pillow tutorial by Underground Crafter | Grab some jeans headed for the scrap pile and make yourself a plush pocket pillow with a Fairfield Decorator’s Choice Luxury Pillow Form.

  • Square up your pillow front to 16.5” (42 cm square), trimming away any excess fabric or batting.

Assemble the back of the pillow case

DIY Denim Traditional Log Cabin Pocket Pillow tutorial by Underground Crafter | Grab some jeans headed for the scrap pile and make yourself a plush pocket pillow with a Fairfield Decorator’s Choice Luxury Pillow Form.

If you make your own DIY Denim Traditional Log Cabin Pocket Pillow, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

© 2017 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This tutorial is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this tutorial. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this tutorial or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the tutorial, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/2017/12/12/diy-denim-traditional-log-cabin-pocket-pillow. Thanks for supporting indie bloggers!
DIY Denim Traditional Log Cabin Pocket Pillow

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