Make Your Own Boho Pillow 

A step by step guide to making your own boho pillow for those with advanced weaving skills.

By Andreia Gomes
December 2017

Little Loom Weaving Cover

In Little Loom Weaving (Ulysses Press, 2017) by Andreia Gomes, she utilizes her background as an interior designer to teach unique techniques on weaving for those just starting out and for those who have been weaving for years. Her book has everything you need to create trendy and timeless woven pieces on a small, portable loom. 

Once you have improved your weaving skills and start feeling comfortable experimenting with new things, you can start making all kinds of woven pieces for your home. This project could seem a bit overwhelming at first because it’s a big project, but it’s really not that difficult. It just takes more time and patience. In this piece, you will experiment and practice another form of weaving, called freeform weaving. This will create pattern and movement by weaving abstract forms, resulting in a more organic design. I promise you will love the end result!


• Weaving loom at least 20 inches (50 centimeters) wide
• Thick cotton warp yarn
• Scissors
• Tapestry needle
• Worsted weight wool rug yarn in white and black
• Worsted weight cotton yarn in light blue
• Bulky weight wool yarn in teal and gray
• Lace weight wool yarn in yellow
• Shed stick
• Shuttle
• Beater
• White fabric
• Pillow stuffing
• Measuring tape
• Head pins
• Sewing machine