DIY moose silhouette pillow

diy moose silhouette pillow

i saw this pillow at target and loved it, but wanted to make my own version!  i was already incorporating this plaid fabric into our christmas decor, so i decided to use some for a simple pillow.  i had also been saving up some high quality felt for a couple years for just the right project.  its a sickness i know. #fabrichoarder

diy moose silhouette pillow

i copied my inspiration pillow as much as possible, but also used a simple google search for “moose silhouette images” for reference.

diy moose silhouette pillow

i sketched on parchment paper since it was the closest thing to tracing paper that i had.

diy moose silhouette pillow

i put the moose silhouette over the felt, and pinned it all over.

diy moose silhouette pillow

i used really sharp scissors to get it cut out, and tiny ones for the tight spaces.

diy moose silhouette pillow

i was using an 18″ x 18″ pillow form, so i cut the plaid fabric to 18 1/2″ x 18 1/2″, and stitched the silhouette to the plaid.  i had to stitch really closely to the edge, and also walk the needle slowly around the tight corners.

diy moose silhouette pillow

i was so excited to get this pillow made that i forgot to take any pictures!  here’s a great tutorial for making a zippered pillow.

diy moose silhouette pillow

and now this little guy lives on our couch!

the pleated poppy_moose pillow tutorial

i’ve made a little pdf for you if you’d like to try this on your own.  my moose is a little bigger than the pdf, so you may want to enlarge it a bit.

click here for the pdf.





  1. 1

    ohmygosh! so adorable! i’m getting right on this. thx for the pdf. hope you have a merry christmas!

  2. 2

    Thanks! Love the pillow. My mom loves moose(es). This will be perfect in her living room – and there will soon be one in ours too!

  3. 3

    How CUTE! I’ve been seeing pillows like this everywhere and they certainly aren’t cheap! What a great way to make your own… thanks for sharing such a great DIY!

    xo Always, Abby

  4. 4

    I followed your instructions for the fill and pillow looks nice and smooth. However the top corners seem longer and turned up even though the material was cut square. Is that a filling technique problem???

  5. 5

    Love this pillow! Thank you for sharing step by step instruction for making a moose silhouette pillow. Thanks.

  6. 6

    Hey, did you know that you can iron the freezer paper onto the felt to make for easier cutting? It’s like magic. You can also cut the paper shape out and then tape it onto the fabric. That method works really well if you’re doing a bunch of the same shape.

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