patchwork pillow with title

Pojagi Pillow

This pojagi pillow is made with Korean silk fabric and silk thread. This was fabric in my stash that I brought from Korea when we moved back to Canada.

patchwork pillow made of 2" squares

The squares are 2″, and it was sewn using the lined pojagi technique. That means that the inside of the pillow form has raw edges, just like regular patchwork.

close up of patchwork stitching.

The border of the pillow is less than 2″. From a design standpoint, I think they probably should have been a bit wider, but since I was using scraps from my stash, I had to made do with what I had.

I like the way the borders each go from the edge of the piecing right out to the edge of the pillow.  This involves using a partial seam. With machine piecing, that can be fiddly, but with hand piecing, it’s not difficult at all.

back of blue pillow

The back of the pillow is made with two pieces that overlap for a flap to insert the pillow form.  I totally cheated and left the selvedge edge on so that I didn’t have to hem it.  The back pieces were also made by sewing scraps together since I didn’t have single pieces large enough.

pillow sitting on couch

The pillow now sits in my living room for my kids to throw around.

Elizabeth DeCroos

Elizabeth DeCroos

designer, teacher, speaker

Elizabeth enjoys doing all types of sewing and needlework and teaching others new techniques. For more information or to have her speak to your group click HERE.

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