Add some bohemian flair to your home with this adorable cactus pillow free pattern download, made with fun fabric by Justina Blakeney! This pillow is perfect for stylish seating areas, trendy bedrooms and more.
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1 yd. of fabric (we used Justina Blakeney Nomadic Jacquard but you could use any woven or quilting cotton to create this pillow)
All Purpose Thread
Hand Sewing Needle
Free Pattern Download
Once you've picked out the perfect fabric, click here to download the free Cactus Pillow Pattern before you start sewing!
With your fabric right sides together, cut out two mirror image pieces at once from the cactus template. You can do this with a rotary cutter and mat, or just sewing scissors.
With right sides together, sew at a ½” seam all the way around. Leave a space for turning at the bottom and pivot at the corners.
Next, clip the corners and notch the curves. Clipping and notching ensures that your cactus maintains its shape without puckers and lumps.
Since the cactus has a lot of curves, you will be notching almost all of it. Only the sections where the “arms” meet the body need to be clipped. Make sure not to cut through any of your stitching.
Turn your cactus right side out. You can use a knitting needle, turning tool, or pencil for this. To make sure your curves are rounded, run the tip of your tool around all the seams (gently, but firmly) to get the right shape.
Stuff firmly with fiber-fill. Hand sew opening closed with a ladder stitch.
Enjoy your new boho creation!