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How to sew a Sprocket Pillow

Updated: Jun 1, 2022

These bright and bold cushions make the perfect addition to brighten up any room, super easy to store too – just stack them up!


Moroccan Bazaar fabric by The Craft cotton Company

  • 6 different colours per cushion










Compass/something circular to draw around (circumferences: large cushion 28 cm, small cushion 18 cm, circular middle piece 5 cm)


Step 1

Draw out your templates by drawing a circle with a 28 cm diameter on to a piece of paper (small 18 cm). Divide this circle into 8 and cut so you have 8 template pieces. Choose 4 of the 6 fabrics and cut out (ensuring you add on a 0.5 cm seam allowance), you will need 16 pieces in total – 4 of each fabric colour.

Step 2

Take 8 of the fabric pieces (2 of each colour) and layout so that you have 2 halves consisting of one piece of each fabric colour which matching fabrics opposite each other. To make sewing to together easier split the circle into four sections consisting of 2 fabric pieces, sew the two pieces together making quarters then sew 2 quarters together to make a half then join the two halves together. Repeat this with the remaining 8 pieces to make the back.

Step 3

Cut out 2 pieces of batting the same size as the front and back pieces place behind the patchwork piece and add quilted detail.

Step 4

To make the circular middle piece draw a 5 cm diameter circle onto paper and cut out. Cut out 2 circles from one of the remaining 2 unused fabrics. Hand sew a line of stitching 0.5 cm from the edge and pull tight, sew to secure. Sew on to the middle of the front and back patchwork pieces.

Step 5

Cut a strip of fabric from the remaining unused fabric piece and piece of batting 7 cm wide (5 cm for the small cushion) and 88 cm long (57 for the small cushion) to form the middle of the cushion. Place the batting behind the fabric piece and fold the batting and fabric strip in half down its short edge right sides together and sew down the short edge.

Step 6

Placing right sides together pin the middle piece to the front piece of the cushion, sew to secure. Repeat for the back ensuring to leave an 8 cm gap for turning.

Step 7

Stuff the cushion and slip stitch close the gap.

Your cushion is now complete!

Made by Lesley Foster at Hook, Stitch Sew for the Craft Cotton Company 2018

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