In this tutorial I’ll be showing you how make DIY Emoji pillows! I have also made some free templates for you to download if you don’t feel like drawing the facial features yourself. I have a special helper for this tutorial as it has been created to celebrate Sew A Softie Month. You can find out more about it at the bottom of this tutorial. It just so happens to be World Emoji Day today as well, so I thought these Emoji softies would be perfect.
This tutorial involves hand sewing, but there’s no reason who you can’t complete it using a sewing machine instead. You could also make it a no sew project and stick it together with a hot glue gun, but it wouldn’t be very durable so it’s not my recommended method.
Let’s jump straight into it!
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You might also like this hand sewing project I created for Sew a Softie Month last year. Mini Monster Mates!
Recommended Materials and Tools for making your DIY Emoji Pillows
- Felt (you may need yellow, black, white, red, light blue, pink)
- Sharp scissors
- Hand Sewing Needle
- Thread to match the felt colours
- Marker (I love my Frixion markers)
- Toy filling/stuffing
- Plate to trace for the head
- FREE Templates (optional if you don’t want to draw your own) Fill in your details below
DIY Emoji Pillows Video Tutorial
Or watch it here on YouTube
Here’s a recent tutorial you might like – A knot Bunny Lovey with FREE mini template.
All about Sew a Softie Month
Quoted from the Sew A Softie Website – “Sew a Softie is an initiative that aims to ignite a love of hand sewing in a new generation. It encourages parents and children to turn off their computers, put down their smart phones and discover the fun and fulfilment that comes from creating a simple-to-sew softie together.”
So this is why Elyse has joined me in creating this tutorial and she is also an ambassador for Sew A Softie Month this year! She will also be helping me run my Emoji softie workshops, which are coming up quickly.
*****Win Prizes for Sharing your Softie Photos!*****
You can share your sewn softies on Instagram and use the hashtag #sewasoftie to be in the running to win some great prizes. You can also share your photos and see the new tutorials coming out in the Sew A Softie Facebook page.
I hope this tutorial has helped inspire you to sew a softie and, more importantly, encourage young ones to get away from the screens and get hands on with learning the handy skill of sewing!
Happy sewing and I’ll see you next time!