Jean Hexagon Pillow

Jean Hexagon Pillow - don't throw away those old jeans! You can make this awesome Pillow using them. SO CUTE!

Hi, Lil’ Luna readers, it’s me, Cristina, wishing you a happy independence day! I hope you all have a fun-filled and safe fourth of July.

The arrival of Summer always makes me want to go and spend some time at the beach. The problem is, I don’t live close to the beach. So, while our Summer vacation arrives, I try to turn my home into a sea side oasis, and the project I’m sharing today is a little sample of it.

I got a bunch of old jeans and turned them into ocean waves, literally. 🙂

I love that I got to re-purpose all those jeans my family no longer use. The different colors were the ones that got me the idea of an ombre effect aka the waves.

cutting old jeans in hexagon shapes

The materials you’ll need:

  • White fabric (I used drop cloth material) – 52″ x 21″
  • 30 Jean hexagon shapes in an assortment of shades.
  • Fabric glue
  • Thread – Navy blue, two shades of blue, and white.
  • 20″ x 20″ pillow form
  • Hexagon shape right here.

Start by tracing and cutting the hexagon shapes.

Cut the white fabric in three parts to create an envelope pillow: the front (21″ x 21″), the two back pieces (17″ x 21″) &(12″ x 21″).

placing hexagons on pillow cover and ironing it

Arrange the hexagons on the white, front piece of fabric, giving them the ombre effect. Iron them in place.

gluing hexagons onto pillow cover

If you’re a pro at sewing, you probably only need to pin the hexagons before sewing them in place.

I’m not that good at it. I had to go find fabric glue in order to avoid having a headache while sewing them.

sewing jean hexagon pillow

Sure enough, it was easy to go all around each and every one of them.

hexagon jean pillow measurements - envelope pillow

Hem the two back side pieces of white fabric. Then, place the pillow front and back right sides together and sew around all four sides. Trim the corners off. Turn right side out and press.

Jean Hexagon Pillow - don't throw away those old jeans! You can make this awesome Pillow using them. SO CUTE!

Now you can insert your 20″ pillow form and dream about the beach. 🙂

Jean Hexagon Pillow - don't throw away those old jeans! You can make this awesome Pillow using them. SO CUTE!

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I loved it so much, I went ahead a made another one. They are now flanking my summery mantel.

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I think I definitely have some old jeans lying around that would be perfect for a project like this!! Especially cause I feel like my kids are constantly growing out of theirs!

But I LOVE this pillow cover! Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial with us Cristina!

If you want more home projects, you’ll definitely want to go visit Cristina over at Remodelando la Casa.

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  1. 1

    Love, love this pillow! Cristina, seriously, can I just buy it from you?! 😉

  2. 3
    Kathy Foley :

    Love your qork.

  3. 4

    Wow…….this is really amazing.The idea is very creative and unique.Looking forward to making this.Thanks for sharing such a tutorial.

  4. 6

    Hi Cristina. Love the Hexagon pillow idea. Question though. How do you stop the denim from fraying? Did you put “fray Stop” on the edges (I find this sometimes creates a hard edge to the fabrics). And are they washable? (this, to me, would make the edges pile, fluff, fuzz an fray). Please et me know.
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  5. 8

    I’m fascinated by the sea shell art. Can you tell me more!!!!???

  6. 10

    This pillow looks so great! I can never seem to throw out old clothes – it just seems like such a waste. This would be a great use of old jeans! Would they all have to be the same thickness?