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Throw Pillow Pattern

Animal Shaped Pillow Pattern for a Darling Aromatherapy or Throw Pillow

Embroider really unusual flowers on this vintage piggy bank-inspired pillow pattern!

How To Make An Aromatherapy Pillow
Price: $5.00 per PDF download Download Mexican Rebozo Embroidered Shawl Pattern
This 9 Page Downloadable Instruction Booklet Contains:

  • Template for sewing and embroidering your 7" x 10" animal shaped pillow
  • Step-by-step instructions for the project
  • 20 full color illustrations and photographs to help you do a great job
  • Tutorial on the 2 simple embroidery stitches used in this project
  • Complete materials list
  • Interesting suggestions for aromatherapy elements you can use to make this pillow fragrant and useful

In just 12 easy steps, even a beginner can make this charming pig throw pillow! Animal-shaped pillow patterns make terrific projects for teaching young children how to sew and embroider. If you're tired of embroidering those same old roses featured in so many embroidery projects, you will love the really unusual flowers in this design, based upon a late-summer/early-fall garden.

pig throw pillow pattern

This Pig Pillow Brings Happiness In More Ways Than One

Do you remember those darling vintage piggy banks nearly every child owned? Remember their smiling faces, shiny eyes and pretty floral embellishments? Today, many people collect vintage piggy banks because of their fondness for them. The amusing, cheerful look of this unique throw pillow pattern will bring a smile to every face, and if you choose to include some potpourri, dried flowers or herbs in the stuffing, the principles of basic aromatherapy can bring peace and repose to you or a loved one. The Potpourri Piggy Bank Pillow Instruction Booklet contains some simple suggestions for how to make an aromatherapy pillow using traditional herbs and flowers to comfort common complaints. It's a super easy project, perfect for beginners. Even if you've never sewed or embroidered before, you can make this quick and charming pillow!

detail of embroider throw pillow

When I embroider, I like to create unusual designs and tend to be bored by many of the typical embroidery patterns which seem to use the same flowers over and over again. I created this throw pillow pattern so that you could have fun embroidering some blooms you may never have tried to create before. You'll have such fun embroidering:

  • Blue Salvia
  • Golden Chrysanthemums
  • Marigolds
  • Potentilla
  • Portulaca
  • Scarlet Pimpernel

My inspiration came from the flowers that are blooming in my California garden in late summer/early fall and the overall color palette is rosy and autumnal. You can use the template included in the booklet, or create your own design. You could do beading, cross stitch, needlepoint, use fabric paint or even make the throw pillow out of vintage embroidered table cloths or pillow cases. The choice is yours. The main thing is to have fun!

Your Finished Project

The 7" x 10" finished size of this pillow makes it a perfect small accent pillow to toss on a bed or sofa, ready to be picked up, hugged and loved. Make a chamomile pillow for a child who is having trouble sleeping, a lavender pillow for a friend who's feeling anxious or a sage pillow for a loved one going through a time of sadness. Or, if you prefer your embroidered pillows to be fragrance-free, you can simply stuff with fiberfill. Whichever way you go, no one will be able to resist giving this little piggy a little squeeze!

If you've been waiting for a new project from, I hope you will enjoy this one. Never sewed from a downloadable pattern before? It's easy! You can read how pattern downloads work. No need to get in the car or wait for a mail order to come. In just seconds, this fun pig pillow pattern will be in your own two hands.

Animal Shaped Pillow Pattern for Throw Pillow

Price: $5.00 per PDF download

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