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Munich in the south of Germany

Jutta and Johann have been working together for over two years setting up the platform for their new independent and international online quilt magazine Quilt around the World ...

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Easy Denim

from Quilt around the World
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Easy Denim
Easy Denim
Easy Denim

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic sewing skills
  • Optional: Machine Appliqu(c)

Pattern Description:

This pillow is a wonderful example for a Think Green! project re-using discarded clothing. (Denim) Shirts are great for making very cool pillow covers since the button-facing does very nicely as closure and makes the inserting of a zipper unnecessary.
The other side of the pillow - the side which is cut from the back of the shirt - is embellished with machine-appliqu(c)d flowers. Continuing with the green theme, the flowers were cut from vintage blue and white bed linen from old Bavarian farmhouses.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • variable; e.g. 16 x 24 or 40 cm x 60 cm


  • A pillow inlay
  • An old Denim shirt
  • Optional: Scraps for appliqu(c)

You Will Also Need:

  • Rotary cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • Ruler
  • Fabric scissors
  • Pins
  • Matching sewing thread
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sewing machine
  • Optional:
  • fusible interfacing
  • Paper scissors
  • AccuCut GO! fabric cutter
  • Die Funky Flowers
  • Machine embroidery thread