New Pattern: In A Pinch 10 Minute Pillow
Lazies, There’s nothing like a quick project that looks awesome and works for so many occasions. That’s where the In A Pinch 10 Minute Pillow fits into my life. I’ve been making these little cuties for family and friends for years so I decided I’d offer it as a pattern for all my quick crafty friends to enjoy, too. Read on for details and a giveaway.
In A Pinch, LGD133
Fabric is ‘Piper’ by Dear Stella.
Here’s the skinny: one piece of fabric, a few seams, a ready-made pillow form and you’ll be done before your cup of coffee gets cold.
I’ve made this pinchy pillow using everything from novelty prints for kids to elegant designs, too. A little pillow to tuck here or there can come in quite handy for all the gifty recipients in your life. The fact that it’s quick, cute and functional makes it my perfect go-to gift…in a pinch!
The pinchy part? Well there are two things going on here. First up, there is a fabulous ‘pinch’ at the waist of the pillow, giving it a touch of elegance and elevating it above your average pillow cover.
Next up, my little sis didn’t have a security blanket when she was young, she had a security pillow. It was quite decrepit, having lost a lot of loft over time, resulting in a pliable near-pillow. She was in the habit of pinching it and called it her pinchy pillow. There you have it, this is a tribute to my little sis’ childhood companion. I checked with her – she’s thrilled about the tribute.
The In A Pinch is ideal for bold dynamic prints, applique, and embroidery. It’s probably not ideal for a lot of piecing since I expect those seams would fight the pinch detail at the sides. That’s fine, this is intended to be a quick gratification project, so lighten up and don’t put too much work into it.
You can dress it up or down as you please. You can tuck a memory in the pillow or make it part of an ensemble. I’ve added sentimental fabric swatches to the hem and I make these pillows to go with hospital gowns. You’ll certainly develop your own special way to personalize this gift.
I like to use ready-made pillow forms for this project. I like two by Fairfield in particular.
One piece of fabric 12 1/2” x selvage to selvage (40-45”)
Rotary cut project, no pattern pieces included or needed.
Pillow Form: Make or Buy a 12” x 16” ‘Travel’ size
Two pieces of fabric 12 1/2” x 16 1/2” (white fabric recommended)
8 oz bag of 100% polyester fiberfill stuffing (Fairfield ‘Supreme’ is nice)
Fairfield ‘Home Elegance’ Item: XP1216 or ‘Soft Touch’ Item: ST1216
Both of these Fairfield pillow forms are a nice quality and I love that they have a zipper in the side seam. I take a little stuffing out for a more streamlined pillow. That allows the delicate pinch detail to look its best. An over stuffed pillow would put pressure on the pinch and make it look like a helium balloon ready to burst at the seams. that is not the look we are going for.
Get the In A Pinch pattern here.
In A Pinch pattern, item #LGD133
One winner will be selected to receive one ‘In A Pinch – 10 Minute Pillow’ pattern and one Fairfield pillow form.
Enter To Win
– Enter by using Rafflecopter below.
– One winner will be chosen.
– Giveaway ends Sunday November 24, 2014.
– I’ll contact the winner via email.
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I have a list…daughter gets two, friend gets one, and I get one (or two, or three).
I am making this today. My son just had back surgery and needs a pillow for his back. Thanks!
Love the LGD in a pinch pillow. Cute idea. My granddaughter would probably love to have one… Have some Frozen Sisters fabric to make it out of for her.
I would make them for me!
My great niece and nephew are taking a Christmas road trip with their parents and at ages 5 and 3 this is perfect for them to snooze in the car!
So cute! Would love to make some. Christmas pillows to dress up the couch.
Myself…so much easier than making small pillow cases for car travel pillows.
Great Christmas pillow….grandchildren would love, one too….
looks like a quick and easy project – I gotta try that!
Love anything Lazy Girl. Always easy and always looks so good! Thanks!
I would make pillows for my grandkids. They LOVE pillows.
I enjoy stitching pillow covers, and appreciate the opportunity to win this pattern. Love your blog…thanx
My 6 year old grandson. I have several “boy” fabrics in my stash that he would like.
I would make several for different people in my family but me first. Love it.
I’m thinking these would be great to donate to go along with the lap size quilts made at our quilt guilds that are donated to homeless shelters, veterans, etc.
Cute pillow! I would make one for my grand daughter who is 5.
For my son & his lovely new wife as they celebrate their 1st Christmas together!
I would make a couple of pillows for my youngest. She’s been hinting loudly that she would like some. 😎
You Are one of my favorite pattern makers. Love all you do.
How clever. Love your choice of fabrics.
Do I have to gift it too someone…..I would love these little accent pillows for my very own. I think my grand daughters would love these oh, so huggable pillows!
HOW CUTE !!!
I’d make several for gifts to give to family and friends…you can never have enough pillows ;o) Thanks for the chance!
For my nephew.
Wayyy cute for fast gifts.
Daughter in law. Mother in law. Sisters
and probably neighbor if she sees it 🙂
Cute Pillow Grandkids will love.
Would love to win the pillow pattern. Would like to make some for Christmas!
Love the pillow – have to make some for the grandkids.
What a great idea for a holiday pillow – I would make more than one.
I’d make them for the grandkids.
Finally a new pattern! Yay! I was collecting them for a while! Can’t wait to make a pillow!
Thanks for showing this. I would make pillows for myself.
I would make one for each of my 5 grandchildren.
Cute idea! Thanks for the opportunity to win the pattern.
Always timely for the Season, clearly defined directions with photos, presented with fashionable fabric designs, lots of support!
This pillow sounds interesting. Would make great pillows for the grandkids when they spend the night. I’m hoping there is a zipper or some way to remove the cover for washing.
I would love to make a bunch of pillows for my daughter and her family!
I love this!
Love these pillows. I have just the right Christmas material.
Cute! Cute! If I don’t win it, I am going to buy it!!!
These pillows look great. The pillow forms are on sale at Joanne’s
Good way to use of scrap fabrics and I think great with outdoor fabric. Thanks Joan
Something different to give to my friends.
I’d make some pillows for my daughter! Also for my little grandson. Your pattern is really simple and elegant and I like it very much!
I would make a Pinchy Pillow for my grand-niece who is just learning to pinch! I would applique her name on it, too, to make it extra special!
I think my son-in-law needs one of these!
I would make a pillow for my friend in Cali.
Oh my gosh these are sooo cool!! Would make some for Family Room, our Son’s house, Daughter’s houses too!! Grangirlie’s beds…and a few for my BFF!!!l lol and probably a few more!
I would make one for my granddaughter, she is 10 and she loves pillows. Thanks for the chance.
Love the Pillow in a Pinch pattern. Really enjoy your blog and e-mail.
Every girl on my list. They need something bright, cheery print, and comfy to lean on in the car, in their office chair, or behind their back to just rest/relax. Thank you for the chance to win the pinchy pillow pattern and all. It’s so generous!
I love getting your newsletters. I just liked your facebook page. I look forward to reading your posts!
I am not on Pinterest, so I guess I can’t enter.
I would make this as a Security Pillow for a friend who is facing a mastectomy. Something to cuddle and comfort.
I would make this pillow for myself. My sofa needs new pillows 🙂
I made a bunch for my sister in Christmas fabric.
I really would like top be able to sell a few of your Margo bags. I would be glad to give you the credit for the design via a label and that I created it. A lot of women that I attend church would like them. I just can’t afford to give them away. I would never mass produce them. Thanks for the consideration.
I would make these for my awesome volunteers. They would love them!
It seems so easy and quick, and the pinch makes it fun and different from other pillows!
I have never made pillows before — these are eye catching and will be giving it a try as soon as I can get the pattern. Thanks
My daughter also had a pillow-lovey. Hers was called “BeeBee”, or “Baby” in clear speech. BeeBee has been recovered a number of times over the years — this pinch pattern is perfect for the next iteration.
Love these cute Pinchy Pillows and what a cute name. Would make a good travel pillow to keep in my car-husband always ends up taking a nap when we travel.
I would make one for my couch for the whole family to enjoy, we need new pillows.
Great gift for neighbors!
Love the pillow – simple but elegant!!!
I think this would make a great nap pillow for myself!
I would make one for each of my daughters
I would make a pillow for my daughter, Thanks for the chance to win!
Thanks for a new quick pattern at the busiest sewing time of the year!
Love the look of your pillows. Such a good gift idea.
I would make pillows for my 4 sisters and my dad!! thanks!
I would make this for my son
In minutes got to love that for such an adorable pillow.
I think Id make a pillow for my grandson, these are a great projects for boys 🙂 Thank You!
Anyone could always use another pillow. So easy, which is what I love.
How adorable including the pinch. ggg I have several of these around the house as they are just the right size. Also take one with me when we travel. VBG
Love it! I’m all about quick and easy, and I think I could give these away to teachers and friends as they visit my home…
I have been looking for a fun, easy, elegant unique pillow pattern, leave it to you to create one :-), am loving the “lazy” sewing lifestyle :-).
I would make a pillow for my son!
I’m going to make a pillow for my son’s girlfriend that I haven’t met yet but will be here in 4 days to spend Thanksgiving with us!
Love the simplicity. Perfect for a beginner.
Boy, do I need this pattern! Our living room pillows need to be retired and this would be a quick way to get the room looking Christmas-y!
I’ve just started making purses and found LazyGirl through YouTube. I LOVE the patterns, I have three now and also the simplicity of the instructions! As I continue to learn to sew, I keep giving bags away and people are so appreciative! I’m a fan!
pillows are something everyone can use and need for comfort and a good rest , quick projects are my kind of sewing 10 minute works for me and my family, thank you Joan for this nice give away