Make a Chenille Applique Pillow in 10 Easy Steps


Did you hear that?

It’s the sound of some scrap bustin’, crafty goodness comin’ your way.

Need a gift for someone?

How ’bout a DIY personalized chenille pillow that you can make in an afternoon?

Here’s a chance to lighten up your scrap basket and the ‘ol thrift store stash. I used a thrifted chenille bedspread for the pillow and some refashion scraps for the applique letters.

Let’s get this party started:

Thought you might like some action shots! 🙂

This project was inspired by a pillow from Girly Bird Boutique. If making a pillow isn’t in your future, for whatever reason, check out her store. She’s makes amazing things!

About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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20 Responses to Make a Chenille Applique Pillow in 10 Easy Steps

  1. Pam says:

    Gorgeous!!! The bright fabric letters really stand out against the white.

  2. Cute little girl with a cute pillow.

  3. Jan says:

    Love the pillow and love that little girl!

  4. Molly says:

    Brooke looks like she might be around the same age as my daughter, Tessa…5? What a cutie!

  5. Cara Olsen says:

    Oh, Beth, what a wonderful craft tutorial! And just look at the expression on that angel’s face! She loved it! Good job, Grandma!

  6. ReStitch Me says:

    I have passed up several chenille bedspreads at resale shops. No more! What a cute, cuddly pillow. I can think of several special gals in my life that would like one! Great job!

  7. Your pillow turned out super cute! And what a cutie pie your little one is… I just love chenille!


  8. auntie k says:

    SO ADORABLE!! You should sell this on etsy! I wish I was better with sewing.

  9. Stacey says:

    This is so cute! Definitely will have to try!!!

  10. Annette Tait says:

    Hi Beth I loved the cushion, also loved the little rabbit do you also have a pattern for it,

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