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DIY Knot Pillows Tutorial

I love unique pillows and love making them in mini versions because honestly, that is all I can sew.

We recently did a mini makeover in our daughter’s bedroom and added a few DIY projects that included these knot type accent pillows to add texture. This is my third most favorite project so far, the second is our Balloon Animal Pillows and my all time favorite is the Easy Knitted Bow scarf.



– 1/3 yard of knit fabric (Make sure it has a good stretch)
– Pillow stuffing
– an empty wrapping paper roll
– Sewing Machine, needle, thread
– Dowel rod

In order to start this project you will need to check out our original Balloon Animal Tutorial.
Cut and sew (2 strips) 5 x 1yrd  of knit fabric. Once sown, turn the fabric inside over using the empty wrapping paper roll.

The process of forming the pillow is like the balloon animal tutorial. It’s easy and to make the stuffing a lot of easier, insert the tube into the knit fabric then insert the pillow stuffing with the rod.

Now, to make the knot part of this pillow. This type of knot is called Turk’s Head Knot but I have made a few adjustments to make it easier and faster.

I took a few tries to understand the knot but at the end it was just as how I imagined it would turned out.

This is the image I used to make the knot pillow. To make the know pillow, do exactly as the picture is shown except you will be using two at a time (ignore steps 9-11).


Once you are into step 8, pull the remaining ends and make it tighter to form a ball. Push the ends inside and sew them against the inside.


Once you make one knot pillow, you will not stop making them. I made three and making three more for my living room, bedroom and one to giveaway to one lucky reader via our Instagram @blogali.

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