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DIY Sushi Pillow .. or cushion..
This was meant to be used in the car. On the back is a velcro strap that can be attached to the seat belt.
(I’ll be skipping this step in the tutorial )
You’ll need white terry fabric ( cuz it looks like rice ) , black crushed velvet ( for the seaweed part ) , and color felts ( the fillings). You also need polyester fillings to stuff up the pillow.

Posted by saltybkk from Bangkok, Thailand • Published See saltybkk's 9 projects »

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Sushi Pillow - Step 1
    Step 1

    I use a cookie tin for the circle pattern. Place the cookie tin on the back side of the terry fabric, draw around with pencil, then cut 1 cm away from the line. For the black velvet, the length will be the circumference of the circle ( it is easier to measure around the cookie tin ) plus 2 cm allowance. The width is however thick you want your cushion to be ( mine is 8 cm ) plus 2 cm allowance. After you cut them out, sew zigzag stitches along the edges to prevent the fabrics from fraying.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Sushi Pillow - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next, cut up some pieces of felt and arrange them on the center of the terry fabric piece. Try overlapping the pieces. When you get what you like, sew them onto the terry piece using decorative stitches.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Sushi Pillow - Step 3
    Step 3

    Take the black velvet piece, with the “back” side of the fabric facing outside, sew the ends together :

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Sushi Pillow - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now take the top piece , with the back side facing outwards, tack it onto the black velvet then sew it together. Do the same with the bottom piece, except leave a 10 cm gap so you can turn the whole thing out.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Sushi Pillow - Step 5
    Step 5

    Turn the “good” side of the pillow out through the gap. Use a chopstick to help poke the polyester stuffings into the pillow. Sew the gap shut. Enjoy your afternoon power nap. You can also make a family of them, in different shapes :



Sarah :D
Sarah :D · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 20 projects
Awww Cute! I am gonna make a mini key chain version! =D
Chibi C.
Chibi C.
Lol that's so cute. ^_^
Scarlet-Begonias · Everett, Washington, US · 15 projects
Thanks for the inspiration! I'm making a large cushion for my dog to use as a bed and a neck bolster for me! =D (I'll post my versions when I'm done!
Alice Paddock
Alice Paddock · 6 projects
Looks like my friends halloween costume!!(went as a pice of sushi)
Missy El
Missy El · Melbourne, Victoria, AU · 5 projects
Utterly inspired!
Discordia · Dallas, Texas, US · 4 projects
I love this project, it's so adorable. I just got a sewing machine so I think I'm going to give this a try. Happy
mew · Division No. 18, Unorganized, Saskatchewan, CA · 2 projects
sushi is yummy
V · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US
very cute ^^
saltybkk · Bangkok, TH · 9 projects
wow ! thanks for all the favs and comments !
PB · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 2 projects
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