easy pennant pillow DIY

during the last couple months of my pregnancy with poppy we were super busy staging, packing and trying to rent out our old home. setting up a nursery had to wait so instead of painting and putting together furniture i started collect little decorative things to make piecing together the nursery a cinch when the time came.

during that time i also designed a few special things, including that hooray pillow in her crib. i love how it turned out and think it adds the perfect little happy touch to poppy’s space. i also love that it is a cut and sew project which is the best kind because you get to skip all the pattern printing, cutting, tracing, and pinning usually involved in sewing projects. you also get to skip the fabric foraging step which can be fun but is also very time consuming. at least for me – i have commitment issues.

bottom line — once the fabric showed up at my door step it only took 20 minutes to put together! if your interested, here’s how to DIY —

make-hooray-pennant-pillow 2


  • this cut and sew fabric from spoonflower (you just need a fat-quarter. i like using the linen cotton canvas) OR two swatches of fabric and fabric paint so you can stencil on whatever saying you like.
  • polyfill stuffing
  • sewing machine or needle
  • thread
  • fabric scissors.


  1. using fabric scissors, cut out the pennant pieces.
  2. stack pennants right sides together and sew together using a straight stitch 1/4 inch from the edge, leaving a 3-inch opening on the short end. trim the extra fabric from the points of the pennant.
  3. turn your pennant right side out. stuff with polyfill and fold the open edges in. close your pillow by sewing a top stitch all the way around the pillow, backstitching at the beginning and end and then your done!

easy-peasy, right? if you have any questions about the sewing terms, etc, let me know!

xo . rae

ps – here are a couple more cut and sew projects to try // here + here.

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6 Responses to easy pennant pillow DIY

  1. Tiffany G. October 21, 2014 at #

    Rae, I love this pillow! So much easier than trying to create a stencil, paint, get the perfect shape, THEN sew and stuff. This makes it so much easier!. What type if fabric did you use for the pillow.

    • rae October 21, 2014 at #

      thanks tiffany! i use the linen cotton canvas which is more of a home dec weight and width so the fat quarter is bigger. i also added a smaller “hip hip” pillow to the design so you’ll get two pillows! xo

  2. Danielle October 21, 2014 at #

    So cute! I also love the cloud garland, is it felt?

    • rae October 21, 2014 at #

      yep, it’s felt :) xo


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