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Welcome to the Bling on the Love Blog Hop! I’ve joined with 8 other talented bloggers to bring you fun Valentine’s Day crafts and a $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway (giveaway is closed) too! This time, I’m sharing an easy sewing project – Fortune Cookie Pillow.

Fortune Cookie Pillow

Giant Fortune Cookie Pillow tutorial. An easy sewing project and fun teen craft.


  • 1 yd. tan felt
  • brown thread and white thread
  • sewing machine
  • scissors
  • pins
  • fiberfill
  • white fabric
  • red and black permanent marker
  • red 3D fabric puff paint
  • glitter (optional)
  • fabric marker or pencil


Cut fortune cookie pillow

Fold the tan felt in half. Mark a semi-circle on the fold. Pin along the inside of your markings to keep the felt from shifting. Cut out the semi-circle.

The size of the circle will determine your finished product. For my giant fortune cookie, I cut a semi-circle to 17″ at the largest point.

Fortune cookie pillow sewn line

Mark a vertical line on the center of the pillow. One the line, Pin a 1 1/2″ space about 1/2″ from the fold. Sew between the pins and remove the all the pins.

fortune cookie pillow shape

Open the circle with the sewn bump showing. Bring the edges together to form the cookie shape (the bump will now be on the inside). Sew a 1/4″ seam along the edges, leaving a 5-6″ opening for stuffing.

fortune cookie pillow stuffing

Stuff the pillow until you get the shape and firmness you desire. If you do not wish to add a fortune cookie message, sew the pillow shut. If you wish to add a fortune cookie message, continue on.

fortune cookie pillow tag

Cut two 4″ x  8″ pieces of white woven fabric. Mark the center about 1/2″ above the short edge and draw a triangle to this marking. Sew 1/4″ seam along the sides and the drawn lines. Flip the tag inside out, so the raw edges are on the inside.

fortune cookie pillow message

Insert a thick paper or cardboard into the tag to prevent bleed through. Use a fabric marker or pencil to draw your message. Go over it with permanent pen or fabric paint.

I used 3D puff paint to add a dimensional heart and added glitter to it while it was wet. Let this completely dry for a minimum of 24 hours and shake off excess glitter.

fortune cookie pillow sofa

Insert the tag in the opening of the pillow and sew shut. Now, it’s ready to display!

Update: This is for decorative and display purposes only. Prolonged rubbing on the felt can cause it to pill.

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  1. I absolutely love this pillow! I would have to make multiples so I don’t have to fight with the kiddos over who gets to snuggle with it. Lol!

  2. Such an adorable craft. Your instructions are understandable and would be easy to follow. My girls would adore this!

  3. Oh that is so cute! I am not that good at sewing, but I think I could do this! Cute decoration for Valentines day!

  4. This fortune cookie pillow looks fantastic. It will be a great rainy day project for me. I am just learning to sew.

  5. This is such a fun project! Extra cute because my wedding favors were paper fortune cookies I made, so I would love to have a big fortune cookie pillow running around my house! 🙂

  6. Oh my goodness this cushion is beyond adorable. Never in a thousand years would I have dreamed this up.

    I like the way you used beige material to make it look like a fortune cookie. Its great. I love it.

  7. There don’t seem to be any pictures in the post, and I don’t have an Adblocker on so that wouldn’t be the cause. The idea sounds cool, though!