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DIY Cactus Pillow Sewing pattern

cactus shaped pillow

You know I have two passions: pillows and plants…So nothing better than merging both in a fun sewing project by making a Cactus shaped pillow.

This cactus pillow will look nice in any room. Put it on your couch, use it to give the nursery a fun twist, or to decorate a teen’s bedroom. It can also work great in a playroom mixed with some rounded floor pillows.

The best is that this cactus is super easy to take care of, even for those who have a black thumb 🙂

I love how this throw pillow turns out. I had to make several try to find out the right shape to create a cozy cactus pillow. The felt flower on top gives the pillow the perfect final touch.

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cactus shaped pillow and person

How to Make a Cactus pillow?

You can sew this Cactus pillow using my sewing pattern. The pattern comes with a very detailed step by step PDF tutorial and a full video tutorial. I guide you through every step to sew this fun pillow. You can grab them all in my shop.

The pattern and the tutorial are available as instant PDF downloads. It means that as soon as you complete your purchase you can download all the information and start sewing. Scroll down if you want to have a look at the supplies list.

You will also have exclusive access to the video tutorial.


To give you an idea, you can watch the sample video.  Join me on Youtube and be the first to find out about the new DIY.


What does the Cactus pillow pattern include?

The downloadable files include:

  • The pillow pattern. It comes on 4 sheets and can be print on US letter-sized paper.
  • A PDF tutorial that counts 10 pages. You can download it on your computer or print it. The tutorial detail every step with pictures and clear explanations. This fun pillow is doable by everyone, even sewing beginners.
  • A video tutorial, which shows you in detail how to sew the cushion.

Cactus pillow tutorial sample

cactus pillow and succulent pillow on couch

Materials you will need to make your DIY Cactus pillow:

I recommend you to use medium-weight fabric such as cotton. The cactus cushion will look better if you use fabric that can hold the shape.

The cushion is made of curves, and you will see that in some steps you will have to work with several thicknesses of fabrics. These are two reasons why it’s better to avoid thick fabrics for this project.

The best to fill your cushion is to use natural stuffing

cactus pillow close up

succulent pillow and cactus pillow

The cactus cushion and the succulent pillow next to each other on the couch. Aren’t they cute?

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Watch the presentation video of the DIY Cactus Pillow

cactus pillow and succulent pillow on the floor

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cactus pillow pattern


You will find all the tutorials featured in the video on my “Best DIY” page.



Thursday 14th of October 2021

So decorative for summertime!


Monday 18th of October 2021

Thank you, Shirley. You are right this cactus pillow is perfect to add a summer vibe to the house


Friday 7th of August 2020

Ha! This is such a fun idea. My MIL snowbirds in AZ and this would look wonderful on her sofa.

Dinah Rogers

Sunday 5th of July 2020

Super cute cactus pillow!


Sunday 12th of July 2020

Thanks Dinah ;)