Chevron Pillows- A Brand New Pattern!

Brand New Pattern- Chevron Pillows!

(and a discount just for you!)
Get yours now- Use Code: CHEVRON at checkout to get 20% off your pattern

Looking to sew something different?  Meet the Chevron Pillow!  

This pattern has been a looooong time in the making.  So many incarnations. But the basic design was swiped from antique French 'biscornu' pincushions.  Biscornu meaning 'many horned' or 'wonky.'  Usually done in counted cross stitch.

Fast forward to 2017 and the La Todera lab, the biscornu is transformed- blown up to 3 pillow sized creations, and done up in strippy patchwork with quilting fabrics!

Usually quilting cottons wouldn't hold up to regular pillow use.  The answer? The strips are sewn onto a muslin foundation to give the fabrics body.

The design creates a zig zag or chevron effect on the side of the pillow, hence the name- a total conversation piece! I love a pattern that looks complicated, but a snap to make- don't you?

Chevron Pillow pink La Todera
Chevron Pillow purple La Todera

Another issue presented itself once again when designing a tufted pillow.  Often what kept me from finishing a pillow was what kind of buttons to use for tufting.  Not everyone has a button box from Aunt Trudy- and covering buttons can be daunting.

Handmade tassels from embroidery floss, (available in every color under the sun) can be made to coordinate with any fabric combo you can dream up.  No searching for the perfect buttons or covering buttons to match. 


A new feature of the new and improved La Todera patterns are nifty improved fabric cutting charts and illustrations to better show what photos sometimes can't.

I've been told that these pillows don't  just look cool, but they are comfy!  This unique 8 pointed pillow is a perfect noggin cradle.  This is the pillow they’ll fight over!

With 3 sizes to make and endless color combinations, I hope you’ll use this pattern again and again. Make them for yourself, and for gifts for kids from 1 to 101!

Finished size of pillows:  Small: 13"   Medium: 16 1/2"   Large: 20" across.

Our Bullmastiff Ollie modeling the new Chevron Pillows :)  She LOVES pillows.  Just for scale, she is a person sized dog (115 lbs.)  Ok, not my sized person as I am significantly heavier :), but you get the idea! 

PS: My daughter has put in a request for 2 of these pillows for her dorm room next fall.  You know when a very particular teenager asks you to sew these, you must be onto something!

So- wanna make one?  Hop on over to the site and don't forget your 20% off coupon code:  CHEVRON  

May 17, 2017