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Personalized Name Pillows

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Author Kimberbell Designs
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by Pulliam, Lauren
on April 9th, 2019

“Easy pattern”

The warmth and comfort of a favorite pillow…made better because it’s personalized for someone you love! The soft patchwork paired with a contrasting front panel and name appliqué give this pillow a high-end look at a price you’ll love.

Give your child the security of a pillow all her own to help induce rest and relaxation. Or, jazz up any room décor, give as a gift or make for yourself. Step-by-step instructions on how to pair fabrics of your choice, appliqué, and complete this boutique pillow.

Comes with pattern, alphabet cut-outs and easy instruction. Celebrate someone special with a pillow they will cherish! Made to use with a general home sewing machine.


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by Pulliam, Lauren
on April 9th, 2019

Easy pattern

by wilson, marcia
on August 14th, 2018

love this used it many times

by Baker, Marie-Elena
on March 7th, 2018

Great fun pattern and kids always love their name on something, it makes it theirs! Let them pick out fabrics and help out. FUN project.

by Blackwelder, Belinda
on February 2nd, 2016

Love this pattern!! I've made two in two instructions are simple to understand. The letters being in reverse-applique format is great! Can't wait to help and watch my grandchildren select fabric for their name pillow!!

by McDuffie, Pat
on September 28th, 2015

Kids LOVE these!

by c. mounts
on August 22nd, 2015

Love these pillows!

by K. Schwendau
on July 16th, 2015

I just finished making one for my granddaughter. Easy to follow instructions. These are adorable! :-)

on May 19th, 2015

These are adorable.

by L. Lujamaa-Reisner
on March 9th, 2015

Clear and easy-to follow instructions. I made pillows for my two girls and they love them. Thank you!

by D. Clavier
on February 27th, 2015

easy and loved it!!!

by Johnson, Teia
on February 10th, 2015

I made this pillow for a little girl and she loved it. She sleeps with it every night! She has requested another one to take to her grandma's when she stays their. Easy pattern and directions even for a beginner.

by Gayla
on January 14th, 2015

I purchased this to make each one of my 10 grandchildren one for their birthday this year. I have two next month, so I'm anxious to get started. All the kids love to get something special in the mail. They will especially enjoy their name on it so it can be "just theirs." Gayla

by Carter, Crystal
on July 18th, 2014

This pattern looks like it would complicated, but it was so easy and the finished product looked professional.

by Aerybeth
on June 26th, 2014

LOVE this pattern! so easy and fun!! thank you!!

by Lucero, Mary
on June 10th, 2014

Made for all my nieces and nephews ,they loved them !

by Pressnell, Korie
on June 6th, 2014

I love this pattern! I have used it over and over again. All kids love to get a gift with their name on it!

by Jmari
on May 30th, 2014

This is a great pattern! Love it!

by Reeves, Yvonne
on February 26th, 2014

I have made so many of these pillows. Some of them I sold and some were gifts. The instructions are wonderful and the results are just amazing. I love this pattern.

by Thompson, Jodi
on November 26th, 2013

This is one of our most-used and best-loved YCMT patterns. We have made this over and over, for kids and adults alike. We have also used the alphabet to embellish tote bags, banners, LOVE this one!

by thorpe, stephanie
on October 28th, 2013

This makes a great gift!

by Lovejoy, Lonnie
on October 21st, 2013

Made the first one for my Grand-daughter, so easy, now have made almost 30 for friends and friends of friends. It is just the best pattern.

by fortier, sara
on September 27th, 2013

super I've made at least 40 of these my go to present

by Teapots
on August 20th, 2013

I am still a beginner/intermediate sewer and based on the reviews thought this would be pretty easy. I tried this pattern once, and maybe I bit off more than I could chew with a long name for my first project, but I've never appliqued anything before and I would have liked some instruction on how to do the sewing for the applique part (how to handle curves and turns, where to leave the needle down on the letter vs the background fabric, etc. when changing direction.) I had to look elsewhere for instructions on how to do this, got frustrated and the name pillow turned into an intial pillow. I'd say if you've never appliqued before, this is probably not the project to learn on. The pillow itself turned out cute and the directions to do it were fine. By the way, anyone wanting to resize the letters should be able to do it using a copier that allows you to increase or decrease the percentage size of your copy. Some printers allow this as well.

by harvey, courtney
on August 18th, 2013

love this pattern

by Stagner, Amy
on July 24th, 2013

Great pattern, so easy and the pillows turn out so cute!! Great for gifts!

by K. Wade
on May 13th, 2013

Very easy!!! Great pattern.

by OConnor, Nancy
on April 29th, 2013

Just finished my first one, turned out great (if I do say so myself) mostly because the directions were really good. I did embroider the name with my embroidery machine which was quick.

by allen, yvette
on April 23rd, 2013

SOOOOOO SOOOOOO easy! Makes a wonderful gift! and it is a great beginner project!!

by Buster, Beth
on February 9th, 2013

I have used this pattern for years now. I have eight children and all have their own pillows. And I have lost count as to how many of these I have made as baby shower gifts! I had never appliqued anything in my life, and this pattern walked me right through it, easy-peasy!

by Espinoza, Michelle
on January 24th, 2013

Super easy pattern and clear instructions. I whipped a pillow in a couple of hours. This is a great pattern for a beginner!

by Kinzi
on January 24th, 2013

This is a GREAT pattern! I made them for my guest rooms for my grandchildren. I will be making them for all the little ones on my Christmas list and any baby gift in the future. This was my first pattern from this website.

by Fisher, Angelica
on January 10th, 2013

I have made dozens of these and I absolutely love them!!! So easy!

by Bullard, Zella
on January 10th, 2013

Made these at Christmas gifts for the grand kids, they've already asked if they can have more for their friends. This is such an easy to use pattern, I'll be looking at all Kimberbell Kids patterns again.

by Pelphrey, Michelle
on January 10th, 2013

These make such great gifts and they're so easy to sew up. Love this pattern. Easy to understand instructions even if you're new to appliquéing.

by L. Sumida
on January 5th, 2013

Soo nice and goo directions! Love it

by WILCOX2005
on December 31st, 2012

I made 4 of these pillows and they came out long and my kids jut love them. I have 3 more to make for my 3 older children. I had never done any applique before and it still came out wonderfully. I will be making more for other children.

by Jordan, Lori
on December 30th, 2012

This was one of the first items I ever sewed! Love it, great go-to item for baby shower gifts or birthday gifts!

by Burdette, Teresa
on December 20th, 2012

I love this pillow. However, am having difficulty appliqueing around the letters with have any suggestions on how to do that? I am sure it is just me not approaching it correctly.

by garcia, tina
on November 24th, 2012

Great pattern. I love it. I just need to make the letters larger. Im not sure how to do it. But its such a great pillow

by nhalia
on November 17th, 2012

easy to understand and follow!

by Hepton, Tiffany
on November 8th, 2012

One of my favorite "Go To" patterns, especially for kid's gifts. Often I don't have a lot of money when my kids get invited to a birthday party, but I usually have enough materials on hand that I can pay very little for a GREAT gift. All the kids LOVE them when they receive them.

by Williams, Michelle
on October 29th, 2012

I made several pillows a couple of years ago and they were loved by all!

by Mann, Camie
on October 16th, 2012

These are just fabulous gifts all year round! Easy to follow instructions and such a fun gift to give AND make!

by Moore, Helen
on September 9th, 2012

really great pattern made two already and will be making more for birthdays this year. Even my teenage daughter loves her pillow :)

by Rico , Angie
on August 13th, 2012

I have made so many of these and they are always a hit

by brhea
on July 25th, 2012

I have made a couple of these and everyone just loves them : )

by Messick, Debbie
on July 21st, 2012


by Julie M.
on June 28th, 2012

Great pattern, clear and concise instructions. But, I need to resize the letters as they're far too small for what I'm doing - can't seem to figure out how to do this? Can anyone help??

by Glenn, Tiffany
on June 27th, 2012

perfect perfect this was one of my first sewing projects and it was easy enough for me to complete yet looks fantastic!!! I get compliments all the time and raves of reviews!!!

by Jager, Carlene
on June 17th, 2012

Thank you for a fantastic pattern. So easy to follow. I have orders from everyone in the family, even the adults :)

by Barron, Alice
on June 12th, 2012

Looks difficult but it's not! Very clear, plain instructions. I've made a few so far and plan to make more!

by eabrooksie
on May 26th, 2012

My daughter absolutely loves this pillow. Thank You so much for the pattern!!!

by Lee, Jany
on May 26th, 2012

I love this!! super easy. I've made more than a dozen pillows so far and everyone loves them! still on back order for some friends! Can't keep up! I think I might make one for myself!

by McDowell, Misty
on May 22nd, 2012

This pattern is great! These pillows make wonderful presents!

by Emily C.
on May 16th, 2012

i love this pattern. Every Christmas I end up making two or three of them as gifts. I've lost count of how many I have made.

by Burke, Karen
on May 6th, 2012

These pillows are so easy to make and look like you have spent hours. I have made them for my grandkids and as last minute birthday gifts.

by Meier, Lydia
on May 4th, 2012

My daughter loves the pillow I made for her. It's nice that it's a long pillow because it goes across the back of her daybed. Will be making another one for my younger daughter very soon. This is also a great scrap-buster project!

by Skeen, Andrea
on April 30th, 2012

Love this pattern! Pillows are so cute and it is so easy to follow!!

by Miles, Carol
on April 22nd, 2012

I made a bunch of these as gifts. Love the pattern very easy to follow.

by Houston, Raelyn
on April 21st, 2012

These pillows look so hard to make that I actually bought the pattern nearly a year before I actually attempted to make one! I was so scared of it! But I finally made myself sit down and make one for my daughter and now I can't stop making them! The instructions are very clear and easy to follow and even if you've never appliqued before (I hadn't) you won't have any trouble at all. I love these pillows! I look for excuses to make one for someone now!

by Coleman, Cheryl
on April 18th, 2012

Wonderful pattern, easy to follow instructions. Have made 4 so far and the grandkids love them.

by Calvert, Kevin
on April 11th, 2012

Great pattern! Easy to follow!

by Thompson, Jackie
on March 30th, 2012

Love making these pillows. I made one for each of my grandchildren and I have 10 of them. They absolutely loved them!!! Easy pattern!!!!

by Graves, Karen
on March 21st, 2012

Love this pattern! I have made these for gifts and everyone loves them! Very easy to make.

by Boda, Aimee
on March 15th, 2012

Birthday Sleep-over with personalized pillows as a party favor! WIN! Wonderful pattern! Great instructions, and many sweet dreams! This was the perfect idea at exactly the right time!

by Hillery
on March 2nd, 2012

This pattern saved me at Christmas. I made them for all my nieces and nephews and they were a favorite gift!


by Buck, Angel
on February 28th, 2012

I get requests for these all the time! Everyone loves and raves about these pillows. The first one I made took a little time because I was making sure I was following the steps to the 'T' . It now takes me about an hour or so depending on the name. Considering this was the first time I had ever done applique... I was very happy. It also opened up a whole new world of applique to me. Thank you so much for this pattern.

by Scott, Anita
on February 26th, 2012

easy as pattern to follow for a new sewer

by Morkert, Teresa
on February 25th, 2012

Love this..I had some kids make them for themselves...

by Mock, Melanie
on February 23rd, 2012

These are my favorite! I have made these for all the kids I know and some adults, too! Nothing can go wrong with this pattern.

by Johnson, Amy
on February 16th, 2012

I made these for my friend's girls on their birthday. They loved having something special with their name on it. I think this may become a standard gift!

by Little Owls House
on February 15th, 2012

Great Pattern, Easy Instructions, and it turned out So Cute!

by Jeter, Alana
on February 9th, 2012

Easy pattern. Great for gifts.

by Reed, Ann
on February 8th, 2012

Super easy to put together, and they came out so cute. Made them for our homemade Christmas this year. The kids LOVED the fabrics I picked just for them. Big hit at our house.

by Burdick, Cindy
on January 22nd, 2012

These pillows are awesome! The instructions are well written & the pillows are quick & easy to make. I have made them as gifts for my children, nieces & nephews, and many friends. I always get the same response... everyone loves them!

by Muscarella, Michelle
on January 22nd, 2012

Very cute, easy direction and the options are endless!

by Andell, Amy
on January 17th, 2012

I LOVE this pattern! This pillow was so easy to make! I made one for my daughter, niece and little sister.

by seaman, teresa
on January 12th, 2012

started making one for christmas but to me it took too long
will try another one when i have more time...

by Mitchell, Lynn
on January 11th, 2012

such a great pattern I have made so many of these Love it!

by smith, paula
on January 10th, 2012

This is one of my favorite gifts to make. So much fun; kids (and adults) love them.

by Pagano, Jodi
on January 8th, 2012

These are a winner, every time! Simple to put together, in any color scheme. Everyone I've made these for LOVE them, and are so pleased to have such a special personalized gift. I've made these for every birthday party my kids attend.

by Johnson, Stefanie
on January 6th, 2012

Made these for all my nieces and nephews for Christmas. They all loved them. Even the 17 year old. I now have to make some for my children because they want one. Completely happy with this purchase.

by Carter, Tonya
on January 5th, 2012

Easy to use patterns and Great suggestions!! made Christmas gifts for Out of state Family easy and they all LOOOVED them!! Even the 15 y/o Boy!!

by Collins, Lynn
on January 5th, 2012

Easy and fun to make!

by JenWith
on January 4th, 2012

AWESOME!! All the kids (plus my own) in my extended family have one. These make great gifts!

by firelite8
on January 4th, 2012

I love this pattern! I made all my Grandchildren one for Christmas. They all love them. Now my 25 old daughter wants one. lol

by marilynmd
on January 4th, 2012

Cant say enough about these pillows. Im am hooked. Even my adult aged children wanted one. I love the lettering and have used it for banners and blankets as well. The quilting part did intimidate me but it was soooooo easy. Very clear Instructions.

by Mary Kate
on December 5th, 2011

Love love love these pillows! Finished three during a few nap times. Very easy and great instructions. I ended up lining my third pillow with flannel to make it a little heavier and less lumpy and it turned out perfectly. This will be my go-to gift this year!

by Angie M. (Hyrum, UT)
on August 1st, 2001

I have really loved my "Personalized Name Pillows" from Kimberbell Kids. I've made 5 for my own kids and 2 for my twin nephews. The kids LOVE them. I even put X's and O's inside my own childrens pillows so they'd always have a hug and kiss from mom.

by Jenny S. Rison, AR
on August 1st, 2001

Name Pillows This is the best ebook! I love it! It is super simple, you can make such a variety of looks from just one ebook! I've made these for gifts for my children's friends and they LOVE them and the other parents can't wait for their kids' birthdays so they can get one too! lol!

by Jackie Thompson
on August 1st, 2001

Great pattern and so easy to follow. I have made several for my grandchildren and they love them.

by Sharon
on August 1st, 2001

Great pillow. However it took me 3 hours to make the pillow cover and I used 5 machine embroidered letters. Guess I will just have to keep practicing!

by Candy Ritchey
on August 1st, 2001

I love this pattern too! I make them for baby gifts and the WHOLE family loves them. I add small, pretty ribbon strips at both ends at the top of the pillow and they can be tied on to the top inside or outside of the crib rail. When the baby is old enough to stand, the ribbons can be tied and and the pillow place on a shelf or chair in the room or cut off so there's no ribbon safety issue. I started doing machine embroidery applique because I've NEVER been a good satin stitcher!

by Clodagh Cahill
on August 1st, 2001

Nice and easy to follow. Great for gifts and using up all your fabric scraps.

by Brenda W. (Warren, PA)
on August 1st, 2001

This is a great pattern with clear easy to follow instructions. I've made a pillow for each birthday party my daughter has attended for her preschool friends and I'm not sure who's happier the kids or the mom's. What a great personalized gift idea for not a lot of money. We'll be using this one for a long time to come!!

by Jean Kester
on August 1st, 2001

I found the instructions so amazingly simple. I was able to make it using scraps from my quilting stash. If you know a child with a unique name that you can't find anything personalized for, this is the perfect gift and how special they will feel having something that is personal and theirs! I embellished mine with cut out cupcakes.

by Lisa Franklin
on August 1st, 2001

I made a slew of pillows this year for Christmas gifts for all my friends and family's children. They are so fun to make! and I love that you don't need large pieces of fabric - I used up a lot of my scrap fabric stash and that made the pillows a very inexpensive, but very nice personalized gift. The instructions are easy to follow and I loved the way the letters were printed in reverse for easy transfer! Thanks so much!

by Tara Keys
on August 1st, 2001

I made my first pillow this morning for a birthday part we went to this afternoon. I am not a beginner sewer, but not a professional either. Start to finish took me about 3 hours (with interruptions from 3 kids). The instructions are well written-the only thing I had to do over was make sure the fusible web is applied to the WRONG side of the fabric. Either that wasn't in the instructions, or I missed it. Oops. Other than that, I hit no road bumps. The pillow was a hit at the party, and I have had 3 requests from my kids for their own, and 3 from other people. I love it!! Thank you!!

by Hollie Hanash
on August 1st, 2001

What a sweet pillow! Instructions were clear and well illustrated. If you need a quick idea for a baby shower gift, pair it up with the burp cloth will be the "hit" of the party. I was able to complete this pillow from printing the instructions and lettering to walking out the door with gift in hand in less than an hour. Way to go Kimberbell Kids! This pillow is really perfect for everyone. These are easy enough to make for just about any occasion. Thanks so much!

by debra bormanis
on August 1st, 2001

This is a great pattern. I made lots of them for my daughters friends as Christmas gifts. I am a newbie to applique and I think they still turned out great!!

by Pam Wicker
on August 1st, 2001

I love the personalized name pillow instructions! Very easy to follow and well put together. I have already made 6 pillows for Christmas gifts!

by christina kelly
on August 1st, 2001

These pillows are the best! Everyone loves them! I made one for my daughters friend who is 8 and one for my other daughters friend who is 16 -- doesnt matter how old - they loved them just the same! Now everyone wants one! They are quick and easy to make and I love it! The instructions are easy to follow and very detailed! Thanks so much!

on August 1st, 2001

I made this pillow adding a row of black paisley around the center block with the name on it. I have the "Believe" pillow pattern and it shows to do that. It made my pillow somewhat larger, but set it off like a mat on a picture. I covered cording for the outer edges of the pillow...fat, fat cording. It was darling.

by Sarah
on August 1st, 2001

Wow! I love this pattern! Kim's instructions are so clear and easy to understand. The pillow came together so well and my daughter is very happy with the results. She even helped me to stuff 'her pillow' and picked the colours. A great project!

by Denise H. (Ontario, CA)
on August 1st, 2001

SOOOOOOOOOO easy! Makes a wonderful Christmas or Birthday gift! Perfect project for beginner!

by Pam R
on August 1st, 2001

I am certainly not an experienced sewer and I constantly get compliments on the pillow I made for my baby girl. I'm in the process of making one for my son now and am excited to see his face when he reads his name on it!