Free Animal Pillow Sewing Pattern


  • FREE animal pillow sewing patterns
  • Kids will love these cute and cozy little pillows
  • Fun and easy to make
  • Great for using up left over fabrics
  • Pattern pieces include bird, bunny, butterfly and kitty
  • Perfect for beginner sewistas
  • Pattern pieces and full tutorial with step-by-step instructions
  • Instant download PDF pattern
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Kids will absolutely love these cute and cozy little pillows from this free animal pillow sewing pattern! These fun, easy to make pillows are the perfect size to use fat quarters, or material left over from other projects. Embroidered (or painted) facial features mean these pillows remain cozy to snuggle with.  These pillows close up with a ladder stitch for a clean finish. Not sure how to sew a ladder stitch? Fear not! This tutorial will show you how it’s done.

This tutorial is only a baseline to start with. Get creative! Play around with different facial features. Embellish your pillows with ribbon or lace. Use yarn to give them hair or add a bow. Make them look like zombies (for the boys!). Whatever your heart desires!

Pattern pieces included to make the following animals – Bird, Bunny, Butterfly and Kitty.

Gallery – See images from Instagram below. Or view our full tester gallery on our Facebook Page here.

Skill Level – Beginner

Options – Ribbon, lace, embroidery floss or fabric paint (for facial features)

What you’ll need:

  • Quilting cotton (or any other woven fabric similar in weight) is perfect for this project
  • Poly-Fill (stuffing)

Format – This trim-free pattern is a downloadable PDF and comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes. An A0 format (pattern pieces only) is also included should you wish to have your pattern printed professionally. PDF Layers allow you to select and print only the size/s you want.

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