February 6, 2012 by Amie M
From my cushion post last week, you could obviously see the second type of pillow I made. This guy was a biggie! It took two and a half cushions to stuff him!
This cushion was made with 3/4 yard of fabric.
I took it, and folded it in half. Sewed it on two of the sides (the short and long side opposite the folded long side). Then I pinked the edges to prevent fraying.
Then I folded the fabric, corner to folded edge to make a triangle, to make a square pillow. Make sense?
I then cut the fabric to this size, leaving a bit of seam allowance, using the pinking shears.
Then I sewed in from the edges, leaving a gap in the middle that will be used for stuffing. I made sure that I triple stitched the sides of the opening, in case I get rough when stuffing.
Then I tore apart cushions I was going to donate, and stuff this big guy.
Then I pinned the opening, squished as much of the stuffing to the other side. Then I sewed.
Pillows are super easy: straight lines, and keeping the right side/wrong side issue straight.
I think on my next one I will try a zipper. Or a button hole.