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CUTE! Animal Pillow Zombies

All right, all you lovely ladies out there. Today, I have a non-clothing related sewing project that I am SOOO excited to share here with you.

I recently had the privilege of working with Rebecca Page as a contributor to her blog and website over at Mummykins and Me. I designed a super fun pattern/tutorial for these CUTE! Animal Pillows + A lesson on how to do a Ladder Stitch for a clean finish. And, guess what? It’s FREE!

Featuring a butterfly, bunny, bird or a kitty, any little girl would LOVE to snuggle with these cute little pillows. My little girl sleeps with her’s every night <3

They would also work as cute decor for Spring, too! (Scroll down to download the FREE pattern)


But, what about the boys?

Once I had these CUTE! Animal Pillows sewn up for my daughter, my 8 year old son promptly asked me where his pillow was?

Well, I have to say it never occurred to me that my boy would want one! So, of course, I had to come up with something a little more boy-ish for him. Hence, the CUTE! Animal Pillow ZOMBIE!


These pillows are super easy to make. Here’s how:

First thing’s first. Hop on over to Mummykins and Me and download my FREE pattern.

 CUTE! Animal Pillow pattern/tutorial.

The first thing I did was to make a quick drawing of what my ZOMBIE pillows will look like. My son requested a zombie bunny and kitty, but all 4 of these cute little critters can be zombified (that’s a real word right?) You can totally skip this step, but it’s good to have it as a reference while your doing the embroidery. Here’s mine:


Then I used chalk to copy my sketch on to the fabric. Normally, I like to use a washable marker, but I up-cycled an old sheet for this project and my marker bleeds right through this material. So, chalk it is for this one! 😉


Then, I just used a simple backstitch to embroider the facial features and scars. Fabric paint can be used too for more detailed, gruesome features (if your kids have a strong stomache) 😉


I used red embroidery floss to string on a button for the eyeball. GROSS!


Once all the facial features are done, it’s time to sew your back piece on (follow the instructions in the tutorial). To create a bite mark, I just sewed along my drawn lines and cut off the extra material. It’s important to clip the seam allowance here to get a clean finish as well.


Then flip your zombie right side out and press (per the instructions in the tutorial). I used the same red embroidery floss to sew a blanket stitch around the bite mark to make it look bloody. EWWW!


Follow the instructions in the tutorial to stuff and close up your pillow.

And you’re done!


Boys and girls alike will love these Zombie pillows as much as they love their CUTE Animal Pillows.

You can also use them to embellish your livingroom for Halloween or a Zombie-themed birthday party. The sky’s the limit with this fun pillow tutorial! 😉

Happy sewing!


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