I bought this fabric with a special person in mind, and I am so excited that I finally got my act together and made her a pillow!! Did you know making a (square or rectangle) pillow case is about the easiest sewing project I know of? It really is- and way fun too.
I started with a 16″ pillow form. Then I folded fabric up (inside out), and did the math so that I’d be sewing about a 16 – 16 1/2″ square. When I do pillow covers I overlap fabric (meant for backside) so that you can slip the pillow in/out. Don’t know what I mean? Check out pillow cases. That’s how I learned.
So the other reason I love this method is that I only have to sew along 2 sides since the other 2 sides are folded over (therefore not requiring sewing). Alright, so above you see a picture of the inside out fabric with black line (indicating 16″ mark where I ought to be sewing). The pins you see are there holding down folded ribbon…
See? I’m doing this just along the one (sewn) side that will be the top. After I get it all pinned down I put a very loose stitch through the ribbons so I can take the pins out. Then I put it together (inside-out) and sew closed.
See? I love how it is all wild and seemingly random. I’m going to be making more people pillows for Christmas, and I’ll be sure to share here.
14 thoughts on “skull pillow”
What fun material & cute pillow. I’m sure that the recipient will love it.
Absolutely fantastic, May!
How fun and cute!! I am sure the lucky gal will love it! ;o)
Cute! I’ve never seen any fabric like that !
Very cute. You make it sound so easy! I FINALLY got a sewing machine (my christmas present to myself)! I got the small Brothers Sewing Machine at Walmart on Friday for $59. Now to learn how to sew and sew on my scrapbook pages.
So cute. I love the riboon at the top!
That is awesome – I love it !!!!!!!!
I love the ribbon! I neveer thought to add ribbon to a pillow like this – I make little flannel one for the kids when they get to be about 18 months – I admit child #3 is using an extra of child #1’s…. I am motivated to make him his own and add ribbon!!
That is soo crazy cool! I need to learn how to sew!
Wow! Such great colors. LOVE the ribbons!
okay so that is so stinking cute!!, I really want to try and sew–maybe it will be my New Years resolution..lol
Love the ribbon pillow. So Cute!!!
Very cute layouts! Also liked your pillows!! Unique!
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