This eye-catching pillow is made using Coats phoomph for fabric, for a fast and  easy appliqué.  Isn’t it amazing how one pillow can make such a statement?

If you are familiar with quilt patterns you might recognize the traditional oak leaf design used on this pillow.   By using bold black and white fabrics, the pillow has an updated and modern look.

Imagine the possibilities!  For a teen girls room use bright, contrasting colors like hot pink and lime green, or for a more sophisticated style combine seaside colors; soft tan with shell pink or sky blue.  I think this pillow would be perfect for a cabin or rustic-style decor made with a palette of rust, aubergine, olive green and yellow ochre.


Here is what you will need to make this pillow:

  • 1/2 yard of medium to heavy weight white fabric (I used a cotton duck)
  • One 18 inch Coats invisible zipper (white)
  • One piece of black wool felt cut 6 inches x 12 inches
  • One sheet of phoomph, soft (black or white)
  • One 16 inch pillow form

Follow the basic steps below or to view a more detailed step-by-step tutorial, visit my blog at

By using phoomph I was able to create BIG style with only a little bit of time and material.  I hope you will be inspired to create your own pillows with phoomph appliqué!


Cut a piece of phoomph 6 inches x 12 inches and draw a line in the middle, creating two 6 inch squares.  Draw the oak leaf design in both squares.


Peel the paper off the reverse side of the phoomh sheet and smooth a piece of black, wool felt over the sticky surface.  Trim away any excess felt, even with the edges of the phoomph.


Cut out the appliqué shapes from the phoomph.  You will have eight pieces.  Peel the paper backing off each piece and place centered on the pillow fabric.  The pieces for this pillow were centered and inset 2 inches from the edges.


Add a Coats invisible zipper to the bottom of the pillow pieces.  Sew around the other three edges and turn right sides out.  Add a pillow form and zip closed.


The finished pillow looks fabulous against a red wall!  To view this project in more detail, and see more home dec sewing projects and tips visit my website at

Best Wishes,

Susan AKA HomeDecGal






About the Author

Susan Woodcock owns, a how-to sewing and decorating resource. She previously owned a wholesale custom drapery workroom, serving interior design professionals for over twenty years. She is the editor-in-chief for the trade magazine Drapery & Design Professional, and has also worked in marketing and brand management. Susan is an experienced and popular teacher and speaker for sewing and decorating groups nationwide, and has been published in many sewing and decorating publications. She credits her mother for teaching her to sew, leading to a career of creativity.

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