How to Make a Phone Pillow Holder

Phone Pillow Holder

This week’s tutorial is a Phone Pillow Holder! I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for something to prop my phone up against so I am handsfree – so these Phone Pillow Holders are not only fun to make but super handy and one of my favorite things to sew lately.

You aren’t going to know how you lived without a Phone Pillow Holder once you’ve made one for yourself and I bet you will be making a lot as gifts too.

You could also make your Phone Pillow Holder larger to hold an iPad, but make sure you add extra rice to help weigh it down.

Phone Pillow Holder

I recommend using 100% quilting cotton for this project because it is a structured fabric that is easy to cut and sew, and won’t misbehave like other fabrics can – making it the perfect beginner-friendly fabric. Another good option would be cotton canvas.

Phone Pillow Holder


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Please watch my video for full instructions on how to make a Phone Pillow Holder.


Press your fabric.

Cut a piece 9″ x 12″.

With the wrong side facing down, take the longer 12″ edge and fold the fabric over by about ½”.

Finger press, then press.

Fold the right sides of the fabric together.

Line up the edges and pin.

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Sew along the pinned edge with a ⅜” seam allowance, backstitch at the beginning and end.

Trim the two corners.

Turn right side out. Use a blunt item (I use a Point Turner) to push your corners out.

Press, ensuring your seams are sitting correctly.

With a chalk pencil or washable marker draw a line 1½” in from the bottom of your holder, and 1″ in from each side.

Sew along the line you drew, backstitching at the beginning and end.

Pour your rice into the opening of your holder.

Massage the rice through the sewed gap and into the bottom of the holder.

With the rice sitting at the back and about halfway up your holder, place the polyester fill on top of the rice.

Close your holder shut with the seam sitting in the middle.


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Sew along the edge with a ⅛” seam allowance, backstitch at the beginning and end.

Trim loose threads.


Next, we will make a Zipper Pouch – our first zip! I know zips can seem hard, but trust me you are going to be surprised at how easy they are.

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Thanks so much for joining me! Please leave a comment and let me know how you go, or if you have any questions.

Stacey x

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8 thoughts on “How to Make a Phone Pillow Holder

  1. kathy LeMair says:

    Hello. Love the phone pillow. Thank you for the tutorial that is
    easy to follow and good instructions. Will follow you with the
    zipper pouch, my first zipper project. Is it okay to sell some pillows
    I make? Plan to gift to family and friencs also.

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