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I saw this picture on pinterest and fell in love with it. I knew I wanted to do something with it, and luckily, it had a tutorial. So it sat on my pin board for awhile until I was trying to come up with some new couch pillows.
Honeycomb Pleated Pillow
After reading through the tutorial a couple of times, it seemed hard and confusing so I did it my own way. First decide how big you want you pillow to be. Mine is 16″x16″. For the pleated side, triple the measurement. I cut one back 16″x16″ and one front 16″x48″. Then on the pleated side, I drew a line every 2″ for the pleats.
Honeycomb Pleated Pillow

Then pin the pleats into inverted box pleats.

Honeycomb Pleated Pillow

Sew the back to the front with right sides together and leaving a hole on one side to turn inside out. Then turn inside out.

Honeycomb Pleated Pillow

Then I drew lines every 1 1/2″ horizontally. I didn’t take a picture of this part but I hand tacked where the lines crossed the pleats. One row I left the box pleat closed, the next row I alternated and tacked the box pleat open. The tacking took FOREVER. It was worth it though! I’m really happy with how it turned out! It looks luxurious to me.

Honeycomb Pleated PillowWhen I stuffed the pillow, it made the pleats flat instead of 3-D like the original picture, but I’m okay with that. It’s got to be on a skirt or something to not get flattened.
Honeycomb Pleated Pillow

This is my back which is fabric I adore. I used it for the lining of this jacket.

Honeycomb Pleated Pillow

So these are my three couch pillows. I love them and love that I’m done with this part. I’ve only got two more front room projects before I can show the big reveal!

Honeycomb Pleated Pillow

Author: Heather