DIY Chainstitch-Smocked Pillow

We made these chainstitch-smocked pillows in class today. We smocked with the chainstitch and put in cording and a zipper with the overlocker Multi-Purpose Foot.

smocked pillow

The pattern is based on Nancy Bednar’s “Serger Smocked Pillow” in the 2005 Through the Needle magazine, Special Classroom Edition #2. Download instructions: SergerSmocking-ThroughTheNeedle-SpecialEdition2-2005.pdf


We added a zipper to the pillow back and covered it with a piece of silk.

pillow back

I think they are gorgeous!


The Sewing Room


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