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This listing is for PDF pattern instructions to make this fabulous and unique pillow to enhance your home decor. When I had a client who wanted a volleyball pillow for her daughter's room I could not find any patterns or instructions so I developed one. Here it is!
This pillow is approximately the size of a regulation volleyball - about 9" in diameter. The detailed instructions will allow you to make a 3 color traditional style volleyball. You can also make solid sections or use a striped fabric for a similar effect.
I would not recommend this as a first sewing project, but the average crafty sewer will be able to make this lovely pillow. Some easing around curves is required, but otherwise no advanced skills are needed. No special equipment is needed, all stitching is achieved with a basic straight stitch and the final seam is hand-closed.
Patterns by Gaila Designs
This detailed pattern will take you step-by-step through the construction of the pillow. Every step is described and a full color photograph is provided to illustrate the step. No assuptions of skill are made (other than operating your sewing machine!) and each step is brief and logically stated in large print.
I have been sewing for interiors for over 20 years and have attended numerous classes, seminars and other instructional venues. I hope that sharing my experience with you in making beautiful items for your home will give you much pleasure and lessen frustration with trying to 'figure out' how to make an item without instructions.
Questions or concerns about the pattern are welcome!
Permissions for pattern use
If you would like to use this pattern to create pillows to sell, that is permissable. Please include a note of credit for the pattern source and a link to this site. Individual pieces sewn by you are wonderful, no mass production is permitted.
This pattern is legally protected by copyright. Photocopying, electronic distriburion, publication, printing, posting online or reproducing any portion of the instructions, photographs, or pattern without permission is strictly prohibited.
Supplies for the Volleyball Pillow:
1/4 yard each of 3 fabrics for the stripe pillow as shown
3 fat quarters from the quilting section (18" x 22")
scraps measuring at least 9" x 3" - 6 in each color
if using a stripe fabric or solid sections, 1/2 yard 45" fabric (or 2 complete sets of stripes) if stripe is selvedge to selvedge, 1/3 yard if stripe runs lengthwise on fabric (6 complete sets of stripes across) or 2/3 yard if you can't get 6 sets of stripes from a width.