If you want to feel your way slowly, you can first sew a simple patchwork pillow with a hotel fastener. Ina shows you how in her video for the DaWanda Sewing School: Sew a cozy patchwork pillow

Now you can dare to step up and try a patchwork with triangles! The individual parts for this are quickly prepared with the right tools.


  • 3 different fabrics , preferably from one fabric series
  • Rotary cutter
  • Patchwork ruler
  • cutting mat


Cuts the appropriate fabric squares for the pillow patchwork side. For a 40 x 40 cm pillow with four rows of patchwork, they should be 11.5 x 11.5 cm (including 0.7 cm seam allowance). For the examples shown you need 8 squares made of fabric 1 and 4 squares each of fabric 2 and fabric 3 .

Put two different squares together right-on-right and draw the diagonal.

If you want to be sure, draw the seam lines 0.7 cm to the right and left parallel next to it. Then sew the squares together on these two lines.

Note: If your fabrics have patterns that run in a certain direction, you must lay the two squares on top of each other against their pattern direction. When the part is sewn together, both patterns then run in the same direction.

Now you can cut the squares sewn together on the diagonal with the rotary cutter.

Iron the seam allowances neatly apart. Now the creative part begins: Try out which pattern looks best with your fabrics. There are numerous combinations of patterns that you can lay with the triangle pieces.

For example “Schräger Stern” (American: Trailing Star), shown here on the left in the picture, or “ Sägezahnreihen ” (American: Sawtooth Rows) as in the right picture.

Or you can create a simple chevron pattern (left in the picture). But there are many other pattern options. Our dear pattydoo intern Svenja has chosen the ” Weird Star “.