Two-Thread Flatlock Serged Pillow


By Diane Kron


In need of some new pillows for your home? Easily create this decorative pillow with a Baby Lock serger. This project uses a varigated thread as decoration and the two-thread flatock serger stitch which can be done using your regular serger foot. Click here to download printable instructions.


    • 3/4 Yard of blue linen fabric
    • 3/4 Yard of white linen
    • 1 Spool 12 wt. variegated thread
    • 1 Spool serger thread
    • 18” Pillow form
    • Rotary cutter, ruler and mat
    • Basic sewing and serging supplies
    • Finished Size: 18” square


    • Baby Lock® Serger
    • Baby Lock Sewing Machine


    1. From each of the two fabrics, cut three strips each that measure 4” x 20”.
    2. For the pillow back, cut one 19” square section from the blue fabric.
      1. Set the blade to the locked down position.
    3. Set up the machine for a 2-thread flatlock stitch:
      1. Set the Length to 2.5.
      2. Set the width to 7.5.
      3. Set the Stitch Selector to A.
      4. Set to Overlock.
      5. Use needle 01.
      6. Thread the machine with the variegated thread in the lower looper.
      7. Thread needle 01 with the serger thread.
      8. Set the blade to the locked down position.
    4. On a flat surface, lay the blue strip and alternate each of the strips with the white strips.
    5. With wrong sides together serge the first two strips together.
    6. Gently pull outward to open the seam so that it lays flat. The variegated thread will be the front side of the pillow.
    7. Repeat for the other strips until all of the strips are serged together.
    8. Trim the section so that it measures 19” square.
    9. With right sides together, sew around the outer edges of the pillow leaving an 8” opening for turning and inserting the pillow form.
    10. Trim the corners and turn right side out.
    11. Insert the pillow form and slip stitch the opening closed.

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