How to Make Cactus Pillows

by Sevi Ware

Easy sewing DIY to make your own cactus pillows. 🌵


  • 1 Yard Fabric
  • Paper/Cardboard
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Polyester Fiber Fill
  • Wooden Dowel
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Draw cactus 🌵 pattern on to paper or cardboard for pattern.

    Step 2

    I used brown paper bags from an older craft project to create this pattern template.

    Step 3

    Cut pattern template out to use with fabric.

    Step 4

    Pattern template should look similar to this.

    Step 5

    Pin pattern to fabric and use fabric scissors to cut out pillow patterns.

    Step 6

    After cutting out pattern with desired fabrics, you should have individual pieces like the picture above.

    Step 7

    Pin desired patterns together (RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER).

    Step 8

    Leave the bottom open for turning the patterns right side out and for stuffing with polyester fiber fill.

    Step 9

    Start on one side and use a 1/4 inch seam allowance to sew your cactus together. *Remember to backstitch!

    Step 10

    You should have a cactus with an open bottom like this.

    Step 11

    Turn cactus inside out from opening.

    Step 12

    Use the wooden dowel to carefully shape the cactus arms when turning your pattern right side out.

    Step 13

    Your cactus should look like this before the polyester fiber fill.

    Step 14

    Stuff your cactus pillow with polyester fiber fill until desired fluff. I used quite a bit to achieve the firm shape of a cactus.

    Step 15

    Once stuffed, pin the bottom to close.

    Step 16

    Sew the bottom of your cactus pillow.

    Step 17

    Your pillows should look like this.

    Step 18

    If you are interested you can add thorns to your cactus shapes. Using twine and a large hole needle, individually stitch into pillow as you see fit.

    Step 19

    Display your cactus pillows wherever you like 🌵🌵🌵🌵🌵