No-Sew Pear Pillow

I felt crafty the other night and needed to get my mind off all the stress of my baby being in the hospital so I whipped this little stinka’ up…I think she’s cute!  I found this idea on the net and decided to give it a try and I like how she turned out….what do you think? 
A pear pillow – great for spring!

Nice, fresh colors

I do like buttons!


This is the beginning of a wonderful future of pillow making I’m sure! 
Now to get that sewing machine mastered!

Rick rack trim

I received a sewing machine from a friend although I haven’t had a chance to mess with it yet so I hand-stitched this pillow.  Soooo…even if you don’t sew, there is still hope!  It was easy!  Here’s what I did:

1. Get out the measuring tape and mark it: cut two pieces of fabric about 16 by 16 inches – place them one on top of the other – be sure the “good” sides are facing IN.

2. Hand sew the pieces together and leave an opening on one side about 3-4 inches in length – this is so you can stuff the pillow. 

3. Turn the pillow inside out so that the good sides are now out…decorate as you wish.  I cut out a pear shape from scrap paper and then pinned this to fabric to cut out the shape.  I hand sewed it onto the front side of the pillow (be sure you aren’t sewing it on both sides and just the FRONT).  I added some felt for the leaves and stem and hand stitched around this as well

4. Stuff the pillow and then sew the open end shut by turning the fabric in and stitching it closed.

5. Hot-glue the buttons on where desired

6. Hot glue the rick-rack trim on around the end of the pillow to cover up the sewn edge.

7. Here’s the fun part – DISPLAY AND USE IT!

Total cost was approximately $7 – Cool beans!
Easy peasy even for me who in middle school got a “D” in a
Clothing and Fashion course!
I can’t wait to do the next one…I am already making a plan for that one with rosettes!  I will keep you posted!
Linking To:
Fresh Poppy Design 

Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden
Today's Creative Blog


All Things Heart and Home
a beach cottage
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

                                                                  Beyond The Picket Fence

Bubbly Nature

Join  us Saturdays at for the weekend wrap   up           party!


Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

copyright 2010 Embracing Change at
If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.


  1. Such a precious pillow. You should think about selling them. Saying prayers for your sweet baby. I’m also going to follow you from now on. Please stop by for a visit sometime.

  2. Thank you Kim!
    I had fun doing that pillow and look forward to many more. I have been given a sewing machine, but haven’t figured it all out yet … haha! Thank you for the prayers…Ana is doing so much better so after a rough week, we are in the rebound in our home. So glad you came by. I look forward to checking out your blog soon as well – take care!
    Stacey :o)

  3. I love pears and the buttons are a fun added detail. Thanks for sharing at Beyond The Picket Fence.

  4. Love the pear alot! What a darling project! Thanks for linking up to Quilt Story!

  5. This is so pretty! So fresh and fun!!

  6. Decorating with pears is one of my favorites… {plus they are my favorite fruit}…The buttons add such great texture!

    If you have a moment today, please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday Hope to see yours among all the amazing projects!

  7. Thanks Nicolette!
    I linked up with you today – glad to have found you…surely hope to see you again soon :o)

  8. Thanks for sharing this at Creative Juice! Hope to see you back at the party tonight!

  9. Super cute pillow!! I love the pear, especially with the button embellishments. Nice trim too!

    Visiting from The Stories of A 2 Z! Hope you’ll stop by my blog to say hi. :)

Speak Your Mind