Lattice Pillow

Hopefully this easy pattern will spark your creative juices. The Lattice Pillow features four machine appliquéd strips of fabric interlaced on a solid square. The pillow back is created in an envelope style and uses a Hook and Loop Tape closure.



Cutting Instructions:

  • Cut one 17” square for the face of the pillow.
  • Cut two 17″ x 11-1/2″ rectangles for the back of the pillow (see blog for size).
  • Cut two 2-1/2” crosswise strips for lattice accents.

Create the Lattice

  • Fuse the Create-A-Strap to the wrong side of the 2-1/2” crosswise strips.
  • Cut four 17” lengths.
  • Fold and press along the interfacing perforations.
  • Position a length of double-sided basting tape on the wrong side of each lattice strip. Remove the protective backing.
  • Place one vertical lengths of lattice on the pillow front 5-1/2” from the left corner of the 17″ square. Place a second length ¼” from the first.
  • Place the first horizontal length 5-1/5” from the top edge. Weave over, then under the vertical lattice. (It will be necessary to slightly release the tape in the vertical lengths where the lattice will weave under.)
  • Place a second horizontal length ¼” from the first length. Again weave the vertical strips, this time under, then over.
  • Use a quilter’s ruler to guarantee the strips are placed at right angles.



 We chose to offset the woven section of the lattice. Consider centering the strips for a symmetrical look. Be advised, though, if you add strips diagonally across the pillow, cut them longer.

  • Use clear thread such and Madeira’s Monofil in the needle of your machine. Wind the bobbin with thread that matches the pillow fabric. Stitch the lattice pieces to the pillow front.

Create the Pillow Back

  • Create the back using the two rectangles cut 17″ x 11-1/2″ and a 7″ length of sew-on hook & loop tape.
  • Separate the hook & loop tape pieces.
  • Serge or zigzag one long edge of each pillow back rectangle.

  • Center the top edge of the hook & loop tape strips to each rectangle 1-1/2″ from the serged or zigzagged edge. Measure using the 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge.

  • Topstitch the hook & loop tape to the fabric.

  •  Fold under a 3″ hem along one hook & loop tape edge.

  • Topstitch the hem.

  • Overlap the rectangles, matching the hook & loop tape strips. The pillow back is now the same size as the pillow front.
  • Baste the overlap on right and left sides.
  • Stack the front and back pillow pieces, right sides together.
  • Shape the corners of the front and back pieces to prevent pokey corners.
  • Measure down and across 4″ and mark with a non-permanent pen.
  • Measure in 1/2″ along both sides of the corners and mark.

  • Connect the lines using a ruler. (Optional)
  • Place ruler at 4″ measurement along cut edge and taper to 1/2″ mark; trim.

  • Repeat on all four corners.


Consider making a template of the size of the shaped corners from poster board to quickly mark the pillow corners.


  • Stitch front and back pillow pieces, using a 1/2″ seam allowance.

  • “Wrap” the corners: Fold the fabric along the stitch line at the bottom corner; pin.
Here’s a bit more detail on wrapped corners: Meet the pillow front and back, right sides together. Stitch one edge of the pillow from end to end. Press both seam allowances toward the under layer. Fold (or “wrap”) the seam allowance along the first stitching line, right sides together. Meet the remaining seam edges. Straight stitch from the fold to seam end. Repeat on all four pillow edges. Press. Turn right side out. Use pointer tool to help get uniform accurate points. Watch Nancy show her wrapped corner technique on a collar on this episode of Sewing With Nancy.

  •  Release hook & loop tape, turn right side out. Insert the pillow form. Ta-dah!

Happy Sewing,

Team Nancy Zieman

Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC.

Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC

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