The Half-Square Triangle Pillow: Perfect for a Day in Paris
What is more fun and rewarding than being able to sit down and create something beautiful in just one afternoon or perhaps as a weekend project? Having an elegant, stylish fabric design to do it with and having most of your pieces pre-cut so!
In this post I'll walk through the materials you'll need and each step in creating this gorgeous half-square triangle pillow.
The half-square triangle pillow is a delightful, fun project that can easily be done in a day. My new fabric line, DAY IN PARIS , with its palette of cool aqua and chartreuse, deep navy and soft pale pink, enhanced by little splashes of gold gives this pillow a sophisticated, chic style. With the Minicharm Pack you'll find half of the little squares you need for this half-square triangles pre-cut, saving you some time so you can get the fun part - putting on this elegant, fun pillow together!
This chic pillow was sewn by one of my helpers, in Germany we say Heizelmännchen (I think you call it brownie): Ann-Kathrin Turra. You will find more of her on her Instagram feed lieblings.zeit
Materials You'll Need for the Half-Square Triangle Pillow
This pillow will measure 12 "x 12". Here are the materials you'll need:
1 Minicharm Pack Day in Paris by Zen Chic for Moda
5/8 yard of Moda Bella Solid Chartreuse, 9900 188
1 pillow filling 12 "x 12"
1 zipper, 12 "
Making Half-Square Triangles
This can either be a fun, scrappy project by cutting the mini squares from your own stash of fabric or as I mentioned previously, you can get all your prints pre-cut with the Day in Paris Minicharm Pack. If you choose to cut your own squares, start by making 64 half-square triangles using 32 print squares 2 1/2 "x 2 1/2", and 32 background squares 2 1/2 "x 2 1/2".
Pair one solid and one print for making the half-square triangles. You can find my detailed instructions on how to sew a half-square triangle here .
Make a total of 64 half-square triangles each measuring 2 "x 2" including seam allowances.
Putting It All Together: Make Your Half-Square Triangle Pillow
Next, sew the half-square triangles, lay them out 8 x 8 and sew them into rows.
Then join rows for the front of the pillow, with a finished front size of 12 1/2 "x 12 1/2" including seam allowances.
Now you're ready for your pillow back. I recommend making a back with a zipper closure, and here's a great tutorial on how to create one.
Congratulations! You now have a charming, sophisticated addition to your home decor. This project is fun, relatively simple and provides the joy of a finished product in a short amount of time.
Ready to make your own pillow? Get your set of fabrics at various locations by checking my stockists here
Stay tuned for more projects!