Mini Me Pillows

Pillows are fun. You’re fun. Why not combine the two? After reading a post on Just Crafty Enough, I knew I had to have little Eileen and Brad pillows. My pillows are tiny, more like dolls really, they’re only about 6″ tall and 3″ round. I would love to see someone make a giant self-portrait body-pillow, that would be awesome.

Here’s how I made mine, be sure to check out the original post for process pictures. 


  • Fabric marker
  • Embroidery needle and thread
  • Printed scrap fabric for clothing and back
  • Solid fabric for body
  • Fusibile interfacing
  • Paper and pencil
  1. Draw your person on paper and transfer to fabric using fabric marker. I taped my paper and fabric to the window for easing tracing. 
  2. Cut out your piece of clothing from printed fabric, cut a matching piece of interfacing, and fuse to your person. 
  3. Embroider – I think I used a backstitch but I’m not sure, it was more of a hmmm-that-seems-to-be-working sitch
  4. Trim around your person and cut a matching piece out of patterned fabric for back of pillow
  5. With right sides together, sew up your pillow leaving enough room to turn right-side-out and stuff. Sew gap closed.


Don’t trim the fabric until after you’ve finished embroidery the bodies. I cut my fabric too close and it made it more difficult. Also, leave more fabric around the bodies than you think you need, my head is a little more lumpy than originally planned because I trimmed too much fabric off. 

Done. Aren’t they cute? Now I need to make another one of my cat.