Making Pillows

Making Pillows

Because Huggable!

On several occasions, former Bubbler Artist-In-Residence, Bird Ross, went out into the community to work with Bubbler Teens in a series of sewing workshops. By far, the project that garnered the most excitement and never got old was making pillows. Pillows are a very simple and intimate object to create and can be given as a thoughtful gift or kept as a comforting object.


Teens use sewing machines around a large table to create pillows.



Create and cutout a design template.

Teen cutting out a pattern for his pillow.



Use the template to cutout your fabric.

Teen using pattern to cut fabric.



Use a sewing machine to start attaching both sides of the pillow.

Teen sewing together fabric cutout by patterns.

Teen using sewing machine with pile of fabric.

Teens working together on a sewing machine.



Stuff the pillow to your preferred firmness.

Teen stuffing the pillow.


And finally, hand-sew the pillow shut on the final side.

Teen hand sewing her pillow shut.

Pillows on display

All pillows on full display.


And did we mention that due to Bird Ross working with these teen groups, some of the site staff have started their own pillow making companies with family members?!?