I’m so excited about this – look what I made! My first pillows!
These pillows are double-sided. Each of them has the floral bird fabric on the “front” and a contrasting fabric on the back.
Are they perfect? Heavens, no! But they’re MINE, they’re beautiful, they’re totally flawed, and I LOVE them! :)
So How Did I Do It?
I don’t have a photo tutorial for you because… I was totally winging it. I know I didn’t do it all “right” – for instance, I couldn’t find a regular needle so that I could hand-stitch the opening after I stuffed it. So I, being a very impatient person and being unable to leave my project half-finished until I obtained a needle, used my sewing machine. This resulted in a rather messy stitching, but honestly I don’t think it matters! I think it gives them character. And it was very fast, which I totally approve of. ;-)
But here’s a simple step by step:
2. I cut a 16″ x 16″ square of each fabric using a rotary cutter, a ruler, and a fabric cutting mat. It took me a long time to figure out how big I wanted my pillows to be – in retrospect I would make them bigger for the couch. Oh well! I’ll make more.
3. I read a lot online about pillow corners and how they can turn into floppy “dog ears” that have no stuffing in them. So I took a cup and traced around each corner, then cut off the pointy corners, resulting in round corners.
4. I paired the fabric squares together, right sides together (the unpretty sides of the fabric facing out), and sewed almost all the way around the square, leaving a hand-sized gap for stuffing later.
5. I turned the “almost pillows” inside out and stuffed them with polyfill.
6. I looked EVERYWHERE for a needle so that I could handsew the gap closed. To no avail. So I desperately used the sewing machine – and although it was hard (I had to re-sew a few times to catch missing gaps) it worked!
And ta-da! Pillows! Even my toddler adored them. :)
Do you have a crafty post or tutorial to share? Leave a link to it in the comments! :)
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Vintage graphic from Free Pretty Things for You and edited by me – thank you!