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Give Your Little One a Voice with an Emoji Pillow


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyLittleRemedies #CollectiveBias


I’m a worrier, but I’m also a parent. On most occasions those two titles don’t go so well together. Sure, many of my parenting paranoias have dulled with experience but when my kids don’t feel well I get just as worried about my youngest as I did my oldest. 

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Des is "HAPPY" with his Emoji pillow he's able to better express his toddler self!

How to Make An Emoji Pillow


There’s so much our little ones can’t tell us about how they’re feeling, and when sickness creeps in the lack of communication can cause frustration and more pain. To help our toddlers find their voice I’m sharing a quick and easy tutorial on how to make a happy/sad emoji pillow. The pillow gives children a way to express their feelings while also being a special, cuddly toy for sick days. Here’s how to make one of your own!

To complete both these pillows you'll need: fleece and felt (colors are completely up to you), scissors, fabric paint, pillow stuffing, and the FREE PRINTABLE Emoji Pillow Pattern Pieces.

Emoji Pillow Sewing Instructions


How to sew a quick and easy emoji pillow!

Use the pattern pieces to cut out your emoji facial features in felt. Cut two matching pieces of the fleece, whatever size or shape you desire. One will be the back and one will be the front. I went with a square because it is easy! Remember to allow for a 1/4 inch allowance. 

Pin your face in place and sew it on with coordinating thread. DON’T FORGET to turn your smile upside down to create a frown and to move your eyebrows to the side. 

Trim your corners and remember to leave an opening at the bottom of your pillow, preferably in the middle. 

Stuff and then close with a simple whip stitch. 

Emoji Pillow No Sew Instructions


How to make a no sew emoji pillow! Spend the afternoon making one of these expressive pillows!

First cut the fleece into two matching pieces, like I mentioned before, I used a square because it was easier. 

You’ll be using this as a stencil, so CAREFULLY cut out your emoji facial features. 

Create your emoji happy and sad faces using fabric paint which will dry soft to the touch. Let them dry before moving on to the next step.  

With wrong sides facing line both your pillow pieces up, square off the corners, and make cuts at least an inch and a half long around the edges. 

Begin tying the back and front pieces together. Leave one end open, line the inside with a plastic bag or old pillow case, fill with stuffing, and then finish tying until the pillow is closed. You don’t necessarily need to line your pillow but I wanted to make sure none of the stuffing would come out. 

Sew and No Sew Emoji Pillows are a great way to help toddler's tell you how they feel!

What special ways to you help your toddlers express themselves? 


*This statement has not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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