Scrabble Board DIY Throw Pillow

Duration: 25:38

DIY throw pillows are great ways to either add to your decor or someone else’s by giving them as a gift. Learn how to make a fun pillow in the shape of a Scrabble game board that you can personalize and customize to fit any room.

Plan Ahead

The trickiest part of this DIY throw pillow is planning out the tile layout of your pillow front. Ashley Hough begins by explaining how to draw a tile board and plan out your words so that everything fits on the pillow and intersects the way you want it to. She then explains what size if letter tile she uses for the pillow front and how to determine what size of pillow needs to be made in order to fit the desired words on the board. Ashley shows an example pillow using her last name but explains how you can customize the pillow to fit any name or you can make the generic pillow she demonstrates using the words ‘happy’, ‘family’ and ‘love’. You can also get more ideas for creative projects to make once you’ve mastered your DIY throw pillow.

Fabric and Construction

After the pillow front has been planned out Ashley shows how to construct the pillow front from felt to look like a Scrabble game board by first placing several colored squares in the background and then placing white strips to form the tile squares. She explains how to stitch the strips in place using either a blanket stitch or a zig-zag stitch and shows how securing those strips holds the background squares in place. She then explains how the letter tiles are stitched in place as well. Once the pillow front has been completed Ashley shows how to finish the pillow by creating an easy overlapping back that allows you to insert a pillow form. Once you’ve mastered this fun DIY throw pillow try another throw pillow project!

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10 Responses to “Scrabble Board DIY Throw Pillow”
  1. Donna Klein

    How do I get the instructions for this pillow to sew. I am technically challenged and I find your website not user friendly. Thanks

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Donna, all of the instructions for this project are explained in this video! Unfortunately, we do not have any written directions. Thank you, Hallie NSC Video Membership

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  2. Sally

    Can you sew the letters on when you sew the white divider vertical and horizontal strips?

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    • Customer Service

      Hi,
      You absolutely can! The reason I did not is because I wanted the tiles to look like they were on top of the board.
      Cheers,
      Ashley

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  3. Keya

    Hi. Is there a specific kind of felt to buy for this project? It looks like you have stiffer felt than I’m used to seeing. I’m assume a craft store vs fabric store should have this kind of felt?

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    • Customer Service

      Hi,
      No, it does not matter what kind of felt you buy for this project. I purchase my craft felt at my local Joann Fabric store, though I know you can get it at some big box stores as well.
      Cheers,
      Ashley

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  4. Sandra Caulder

    Do any of the projects have a print-out/hard-copy that we can print. I have a really hard time following video instructions while trying to sew.

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Sandra, unfortunately we do not have any written instructions for this project. Any projects with printouts or patterns will be available in the discussion section of the video. Thank you, Hallie NSC Video Membership

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  5. Sandra Caulder

    Is there any way to save the video to my computer so I can watch it again and again? And stop and reverse it as needed?

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Sandra! Unfortunately you cannot download this video but you can watch it as many times as you’d like. We recommend bookmarking this page on your browser or saving the email from this project for quick access. Thank you, Hallie NSC Video Membership

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