This Peanut Pillow pattern and tutorial website was inspired by a Bible verse describing some of the qualities of a
She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
Create Your Own Peanut Pillow Pattern
How a Make a Peanut Pillow Instructions
A peanut pillow is a very handy little thing. It's an absolute must
for children traveling by car because a peanut pillow hardly takes up
any room whether it's in use or not. If you travel long distances, a
peanut pillow of your own would be so much better than the public
pillows that may (or may not) be available.
Doesn't it seem that every time you start to doze in the recliner,
you wish you had just a little something to support your neck? A
peanut pillow is the answer! But, you need a Peanut Pillow Pattern.
Well, you are in luck because we provide a 100% free Peanut Pillow Pattern
with Peanut Pillow tutorial.
Peanut Pillow Pattern Materials
you will need to make your own Peanut Pillow:
- Sewing Machine
- ⅔ yard of Fabric
- Hand Sewing Needle
Print the Peanut Pillow Pattern
Please read Step 1 before downloading your Peanut Pillow Pattern.
The finished dimensions of this peanut pillow measure approximately
12 inches long and 5 inches in diameter.
Step 1. The peanut pillow pattern fits on one piece of
standard or A4 copy paper. Print two copies of the pattern.
The peanut pillow pattern is one half of the peanut shape. Tape the
two halves together on the straight edge to make a full peanut shaped
Peanut Pillow pattern piece.
the free Peanut Pillow Pattern here.
This is what the peanut pillow pattern download looks like:
Note: The sewing instructions for the peanut pillow are not
included on the pattern itself.
Customizing the Loop
Step 2. The loop on the peanut pillow is optional. You could
always omit the loop if you don't need or want one on your peanut
pillow. If you will not be using a loop on your peanut pillow,
proceed to Step 3. If you will be using the loop on your peanut
pillow to carry it, you will want to adjust the length of the loop so
that it comfortably fits on your hand or over your wrist, depending
on how you will carry it.
For a hand held loop, measure the circumference of the palm of your
hand, from inside your thumb to the outside of your hand below your
pinky, all the way around to the inside of your thumb again. Add 2
inches to this measurement so it is easy to slip on and off your hand,
plus it will allow for two ½ inch seam
For a loop that will be used on your wrist, measure the circumference
of the widest part of your hand. Add 2 inches to this measurement so it
is easy to slip on and off your hand, plus it will allow for two
½ inch seam allowances.
~~~ A day hemmed in prayer seldom unravels. ~~~
Cutting the Fabric
Step 3. This Peanut Pillow pattern allows for ½ inch
seams. The seam allowance is already figured into the pattern, so
there is no need to adjust the peanut shaped piece or add any seam
allowance to it. Lay out your pattern with the arrows along the
straight grain of fabric. Cut 4 of the peanut shaped pattern piece
and 1 of the loop handle.
Tip: If you have a pattern that you use often, try cutting it
out of a strong quality paper towel. The paper towel is easily pinned
through onto your fabric because of its flexibility and it doesn't
rip so easily as paper does when pinned through repeatedly for
Sewing the Peanut Pillow
Step 4. Starting with the loop, fold the fabric lengthwise,
right sides together, and stitch a ½ inch seam, locking your
stitching at the beginning and at the end of the seam. Finger press
the seam open with your fingernail. To finger press, simply lay the
seam open on a flat surface and scrape your fingernail on the opened
seam as you would to crease a piece of paper. This doesn't press the
seam open as well as an iron, but works sufficiently for this purpose.
Step 5. Turn the loop right side out and iron flat with the
seam in the center. Top stitch two rows of stitching, along the
length of the loop, one third of the way in from each edge. Use
whatever stitch length you desire.
Step 6. With right sides together, pin two of the peanut
shaped pieces of fabric together along one long side.
~~~ A stitch in time saves nine. ~~~
Stitch a ½ inch seam, locking your stitching at the beginning
and at the end of the seam. Repeat with the other two peanut shaped
Step 7. Fold the loop in half, raw edges together, with the
seam on the inside of the loop. Baste the loop to one half of the
pillow where the seam is on the right side of the fabric.
Step 8. Now you should have two halves of your pillow that
look sort of like canoes when opened up. Pin these halves, right
sides together, all the way around, matching seams and if including a
loop on your peanut pillow, it should be inside the two layers of
fabric at this point.
Step 9. Starting on one long edge, leaving a 2 inch opening
(so you can stuff your peanut pillow with Poly-Fil or your choice of
fiberfill), stitch a ½ inch seam all the way around the pillow
(except for the 2 inch opening), locking your stitching at the
beginning and at the end of the seam.
Tip: If you leave your thread long at the end of your
stitching you can use this thread to close the opening after stuffing.
~~~ Lord, grant me that I may see to stitch until my dying day. And when my last short thread is clipped and scissors tucked away - The work that I have done live on, that other folks may see - The pleasure that I have known, Lord, in the skill you gave to me.
Step 10. Carefully and gently turn the peanut pillow right
side out and bring the thread to the outside that you left for sewing
the opening closed. If you accidentally clipped the thread, you can
just knot a piece of thread and close the opening in Step 12 as you
would to hand sew anything else with a simple knot at the end.
Step 11. Stuff the peanut pillow with Poly-Fil or your choice
of fiberfill. You can stuff your peanut pillow to whatever firmness
Step 12. Blind stitch the opening of your peanut pillow closed
by hand sewing with a needle and thread.
~~~ While stitching threads with gentle care, I pray this humble little prayer, that with this work the world may see, the beauty in simplicity. ~~~
Just sort of loosely ladder stitch the opening, then gently pull it
taut to close the seam and tie off your thread.
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