DIY Hashtag Pillow

You can make this DIY Hashtag Pillow in less than an hour! Such a fun project for those new to sewing.Yes that’s right friends, a DIY Hashtag Pillow! As if I didn’t love social media enough, right? This project is great for those who are new to sewing because it will help you practice your curves. Or at least that’s what I kept telling myself when I was prototyping this. Here’s how you can easily make one yourself:

Time: 45 minutes
Materials: fabric, sewing machine, fabric pencil, fabric scissors, pins, poly-fil, needle and matching thread

You can make this DIY Hashtag Pillow in less than an hour! Such a fun project for those new to sewing.I got the fabric for this project from Minted. Their collection, designed by independent artist, is amazinggg! Be sure to check it out if you haven’t already. You can use a rotary cutter for this project, but if you’re new to using it, or don’t have one, scissors are just fine.

You can make this DIY Hashtag Pillow in less than an hour! Such a fun project for those new to sewing.First cut two equal squares that are 19″x19″. If you want to make your pillow larger, adjust accordingly. I don’t necessarily suggest going any smaller than that. On the backside of your fabric on one of the squares, draw the hashtag shape. If you can’t draw at all, you can do what I did and trace a deflated hashtag balloon.

Pin fabric squares together in the corners and cut out. This method works great if you don’t want to have to trace and cut twice. Once you have your two hashtags, pin together so the pattern is facing each other.

When sewing, try your best to stay on the 3/8 seem allowance. You’ll want to use a straight stitch and back stick at the beginning and the end. Only sew around the edges of the hashtag, leaving the middle open. If you sew the middle, you won’t be able to turn your pillow right side out.

After turning right side out, stuff with polyfil. Once full and smooth, pin the center pieces together and stitch closed by hand. Trim the excess thread and fabric with scissors and you’re done!

You can make this DIY Hashtag Pillow in less than an hour! Such a fun project for those new to sewing.So what do you think?! Easy peasy for a sewing project, yeah? I can’t wait to experiment with other shapes!

You can make this DIY Hashtag Pillow in less than an hour! Such a fun project for those new to sewing.This post is sponsored by Minted. All opinions expressed are my own.Thanks for supporting the brands that help keep The Crafted Life making!

  • So cute! They actually look like the perfect back pillows (while driving or behind your office chairs) – slim but still cushy. Ahh, too cute :D

    xx Jia, honeyandgazelle.wordpress.com

    • Thank you so much Jia! And it really does, I’m using it on my office chair as we speak :)

  • Tan

    Seriously, SO CUTE. And I love that fabric

    • Aww thank you so much Tan! I might end up making napkins with my fabric, it’s so colorful and fun!

  • Laurel (A Bubbly Life)

    I LOVE that fabric!

  • Carrie Waller

    SO stinkin’ cute!! You make me want to learn to sew…

    • Why thank you Carrie! And girl, you must! It really just takes the leap of getting the machine. The rest is easy and totally do-able :)

  • Amy @ Delineate Your Dwelling

    The fabric makes me want to die and then adding a hashtag pillow, it’s so great!! Just pinned to my “Wish I could sew” pinterest board!

    • You are so sweet Amy, thank you! And you should totally give sewing a try! I bet you would make so many cute things :)

  • Monique | WritingMonique

    Rachel, this is absolute perfection! Such a great idea! I love the fabric you used!
    WritingMonique

    • Aww how very sweet, thank you so much Monique! And if only I bought enough of that fabric to make a skirt. Can you image?!

  • Ah! Love this!!

  • Breanna

    This is so cute!! Love the fabric :)

    • Thank you so much Bre! I might try to go through all the symbols soon, perhaps an ampersand next?!