Saturday, November 25, 2017

Townsquare Pillow Sewing Pattern

Hello! Welcome to my newest PDF sewing pattern, {Townsquare Pillow Sewing Pattern}. This pattern is done before the summer arrived, but with all the traveling that I planned to do with papa it had to get postpone with photo shooting and editing as well. I also want to be able to write about this pattern's idea and inspirations before it releases to the world.

So, welcome to {Townsuare Pillow Sewing pattern} and welcome to quarter inch mark townsquare!  The pattern inspirations came to me during last Christmas time as I had pleasure walking around streets and avenues in the new to me neighborhood that I had just moved in.  I discovered how each house, street is alike a little townsquare with its little charm and later on during my traveling time on the bus, on/off different subway stops and streets. Soon, I knew I want design a pattern that brings comfort and remembrance of the townsquare that I have visited and you might have visited or live in one.

I've lived in many little towns, somewhat big cities, and now resident in the big apple city.  I've always noticed each town and city has its own characters. I've slowly discovered these characters are what bringing people together; similar backgrounds, close aged groups, newly started families and some are in close culture background. Because of these characteristics they bring people together and these connections are forming into a little townsquare, where they could support each other, find comfort to resident in the neighborhood, and start growing their roots down.

My time in the city might be short, but I love watch and walk around different streets and districts. Nothing better than just seeing places in my own eyes and telling stories that I encounter dialy. There are so many little townquares around here. In the city, I found most of the townsquares are formed by the different ethnicity groups. Around the Woodside, Queens, you can find large group of Hispanic families, grocery stores, restaurants. I just love walking in that place, it brings me to a different space and the common language to say is not English is a good smile! and lots gracias and hola! 

Right around the end of Northern Boulevard, Queens. There is a huge Korean townsquare, which I just enjoyed so much for the spicy food ingredients and the billboard writings that I'll never know what do they mean. They've always spoken Korean to me whenever I check out my grocery shopping and it is always kamsa-hamnida.

In Williamsburg, Brooklyn is where the young and little chic boutiques and trendy cafes are surrounded. If I am another 10 years younger, I'd be living in that little townsquare where I might be hanging out with all the dreamers who move to city with big dreams and goals to fulfill!  

I really love the characters of each townsquare, no matter where I have lived or been.  I so enjoy seeing the beauty of the core value of the place, not the fancy kind, but the simple and down to earth kind of places.  I so believe the charm of townsquare has that special attractive characters to you and I in a way. I wanted to bring all these ideas and inspirations into one comfort project and share with you all.

and Townsquare Pillow is just the perfect project to design and transform these little factors, charms and stories I shared into one; comfort and unique. Unlike other pattern, this pattern is alike writing a quilt pattern, which is fun and so much diagrams that I drew on Illustrator. I purposely had design how the back seamallows foldingfrom each other to create the patchwork front look. It took a good time to decided on pop up the square or let the square sits inside.

I sincerely hope when you purchase patterns from me, it is clear and comes with good/clear photos to support your sewing journey as some of us are visual learners and other might not. It is important to me to write a good instructions and provided good illustrations as well.

About the Townsquare Pillow Cover- 

I used 40 plus prints for making one Townsquare Pillow cover ( used 60 plus print for scrappy patchwork style). The idea is working with the colors and create homey cohesive balance using varies prints. 

Did you know each little square window could be play in with fabric fussy cuts as well. Can you picture a fussy chef in the townsquare block cooking? a Fussy cut little sleepy girl within the window? or little oven that is working on? so on.  It is your townsquare, so be creative and be happy! There are endless warm and charm that you can bring to your little square. 

For the quilting: 

Feel free of creating your own quilting pattern, I used really simple lines that 0.25" apart from each other and used walking food to create the good effect. The earthy tone townsquare pillow is purely hand quilted! I know that trying both is important, so I could share the difference. 

** With the machine quilting, you'll find your quilting time is shorter and the line effect is just simple and create much modern clean look to the patchwork top. I simple love that straight-line looks and modern, clean cut finish. 

** With the hand quilting, the quilting time is add on, but really it is labor of love! I love hand quilting small stitches on any patchwork project if possible. I love the additional hand touch to the work. It gives extra finish of the work and the charm of vintage finish. 

About the Pattern: 

- Townsquare Pillow Sewing Pattern is a digital downloadable PDF file. It comes with 19 pages PDF file ( included cutting instruction, sewing instruction and colored photos to walk you through each step).  It also comes with detailed illustrated diagrams to aid for sewing steps.

- Townsquare Pillow is an advanced beginner sewing pattern. Sewers have experience in cutting fabrics, knowing operations sewing machine, experience with instal zippers. This is also a great hand stitching project.

-Don't fear the zipper instal, the pattern comes with step by step of how to make the zippered style closure.

-Townsquare Pillow comes with two finished pillow cover 18"x18" and 16"x16".

- Best of all! This pattern is again a perfect pattern to play within your scrap bin and I found that really turn townsquare pillow out perfectly as you have already created a little fabric townsquare within you stash.

Now, you can find Townsquare Pillow PDF sewing pattern through my
{Etsy} and {Crafty} pattern shops now.

-You'll need Adobe Reader to open the PDF file and free download at adobe read.come.

------ Materials need for making----

- assorted 3"x3" fabrics scraps
- 1 yard of unbleached muslin or fabric for patchwork backing
- at least 1 yard of fabric for pillow backing
- 16" or 18" long nylon zipper
- 16"x16 or 18"x18" pillow insert
- 25"x25" cotton batting

I am running my very first Small Business Sale,  the new Townsquare Pillow Sewing Pattern and other PDF sewing patterns are 20% off in both {Etsy} and {Crafty} shops. The discount has been taken, so no coupon code needed! Sales ends Monday (11/27) 9p.m. Eastern time.

Thank you again for coming to read about the new pattern and continuing support my sewing journey. I hope you enjoy the new pattern as much as we do here!



  1. It’s gorgeous, and I really like how you describe your inspiration to create this pattern. Your observations of life in the city are so interesting to read.

  2. I love the story behind the design and the different colourways of your cushions!

  3. Everything ok? You haven’t posted in a while. Love your pillows, miss your posts.

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