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Pencil Pillow Pal Pattern

Pencil Pillow Pal Full of Personality

pencil pillow pal finished

Stitch a stuffie that has a cute personality and gift it to a teacher or student for “back-to-school” season. Swap the pencil lead color to create a set of colored pencils, if desired! This pillow also makes a great gift for an artist. But it’s really great in a cozy corner or reading nook, too. GRAB THE FREE PATTERN!



The Pencil Pillow Pal pattern, designed by Chelsea Briner of Sew Simple Home, measures 22″ long, 10½” around and 4″ wide. The pencil lead is dark gray in this case, but is easily changed to a color simply by changing the fabric color. If changing the lead, change the pencil body piece to match, too.

 The face appliqué is done in Sulky Felty for texture and dimension. But that’s also easily swapped for quilting cotton fabric, too. Sew the face to secure by hand (per the pattern directions) or machine, if preferred.

pencil pillow pal face details

Use Lt. Pink Felty for the eraser, as it provides the perfect softness and texture. Substituting that for woven cotton fabric isn’t recommended. Felty is 100% polyester, machine washable and can tolerate moderate heat from an iron. Felty comes in rolls or precut sheets. Purchase a roll to have enough for the entire eraser sections of the pencil pillow pal. The Lt Pink color is absolutely perfect!

pencil pillow pal supplies

Grab the free pattern to make your Pencil Pillow Pal and have fun! Add the pattern to your cart, go through the checkout process (it will indicate $0 at checkout), and download the pattern to your computer.

Pencil Pillow Pal Pattern

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I am the Director of Content for Sulky of America. The former Editor in Chief of Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery magazines, I hosted Sew it All TV on PBS for nine seasons. I've appeared on It's Sew Easy on PBS, DIY Network's Uncommon Threads, Hallmark's Marie Osmond Show, MacPhee Workshop and more! Come sew with me!