Emoji Pillows 101

I am so excited about our last completed project. We cut and constructed emoji pillows. This was the first sewing project for the beginner sewing class I am teaching at a local high school. The students enjoyed planning and creating the face of the emoji. Some had difficulty sewing the pillow by machine so they completed a hand-sewn pillow.

In order to create this pillow you will need:

1/2 yard of yellow felt fabric

1/4 yard of black, red and white felt

Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Copy Paper for pattern

Pillow foam stuffing

Spool of thread



Colored pencil or pen

Once you have all of your supplies, locate a circle of your choice. Trace onto copy paper for pattern. Use a trash can or a circle you may find around your house. Transfer the copy paper circle to fabric using a pen or colored pencil. Cut two circles.

Next locate your Emoji face of choice using online technology. Trace onto copy paper. The easiest way to do this is to place copy paper atop of a desktop computer and trace. Transfer the emoji face to copy paper using pen or pencil of choice. Place the copy paper on top of the desktop screen and trace. Cut out and transfer the pattern to the felt fabric using a pen or colored pencil. Cut out the felt Emoji face.

Use a hot glue gun to glue the face in the center of the yellow felt circle. Place right sides together of Emoji faced circle and other yellow circle. Hand sew or machine stitch the circles leaving an opening for turning the pillow inside out.

Clip curves and turn pillow inside out. Add pillow foam to the inside until full. Use needle and thread to close opening in pillow. Voila! Emoji success!

These are the cutest pillows ever!

Until next time …..create your style!

-Neci Harmon