Pintuck Throw Pillow

I have been wanting to finish this project for years! I made it a few years ago, but never got around to writing the instructions. I am super excited to finally have it completed 🙂



This is a cute little throw pillow and is a lot of fun to make. I absolutely love the beads attached, especially on the dark colored fabric.


You have to be quite precise in your measurements and seams when completing this project. For example, on the side pleats if you are consistently off by even 1/8 inch, you could end up several inches off the mark when you finish. As a result, this project is for more advanced sewers, or those confident in stitching accurate seam allowance sizes. Difficulty 6/10


This is one of my first home decor projects and I really like the results!

To make this project you need the following:

5/8 yard 60 inch fabric (I used taffeta)

One 9 – 11 inch zipper (I used an invisible zipper)

One 12 x 16 inch pillow form

Beads (Optional)

Coordinating Thread


Here is a cut layout and pressing guides for the pillow if needed. I recommend printing the pressing guides on a heavyweight cardstock.

Pintuck Pillow Pressing Guides and Cut Layout by learncreatesew


Kindergarten Headphones Pillow

We had a surprising need come up at our school. Teachers noticed that the poor little kindergarten students were struggling to use the computer lab headphones because they were much too large, the speakers hanging below their ears.

As a result, we received a request to find a solution that our sewing students could help with so we didn’t have to buy new headphones. This was it! A kindergarten headphone pillow. It wraps around the bar of the headphones so it rests comfortably at the top of the head and raises them up just a bit so they sit better on smaller heads.


They are small, cheap, and you can make them with scrap fabric!


They worked great for us!


These were a great addition to our computer labs!


Kindergarten Headphones Pillow Instructions

Kindergarten Headphones Pillow Pattern