Peacock Feather Pillow Case

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Peacock Feather Pillow Case
Peacock Feather Pillow Case
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"The Peacock Pillow Case is a charming project for using all your lovely scraps. Great for beginners and creative minds."

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Sewn byMachine


Materials List

  • Fabric for pillow cover: For front, 54cm x 54cm (it will shrink or become uneven, when you sew the feathers in place). For back, 1 piece 35 x 52 cm and 1 piece 40 x 52 cm.
  • Any kind of cotton fabric scraps you like for appliqué
  • Fusible batting
  • Pillow insert
  • Pailettes or pearls for eye and crown
  • Optional: Fabric for lining and embroidery thread


  1. Apply the fusible to the wrong side of the fabric you want to use for the peacock body. Trace the shape and cut out body piece.

  2. Position body on the center of the pillow. Iron in place. Apply batting on the left side of the front fabric.

  3. Cut out feathers using the pattern.

  4. Set marks where you want to place the feathers, pin them in place and sew a small zig-zag stitch along the edge of each feather. You can now add, by hand or machine, embroidery around the feathers if you want. You can use pailettes, glass beads, pearls or whatever you want to make the crown.

  5. Cut down the edges of the front fabric to 52 x 52 cm.

  6. Lay the fabric wrong side up on your ironing board. Go to the long edge of panels and fold over 1 cm of the fabric. Press this down with your iron. Now fold again by another 1 cm and press again. Now you'll sew this hem down.

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Love this idea! Translation to English may be helpful when viewing the tutorial. A picture, like this one of the peacock with its feathers strung around the body, is really all that is needed to duplicate the idea. I would cut out the feathers and the body of the peacock from bright fabric colors, back with fusible web, iron in position and machine stitch all in place.

A fun project to go with my peacock quilt.


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