- Approx. half yard fabric (I used fuzzy cow print- it hides imperfections wonderfully)
- Needle & thread
- Circle template (I used a plate)
~ 1 hour
How to Make it Happen:
1) Choose a plate to use as a template- this will be slightly larger than the end of the pillow (because of seam allowances). Trace around the plate to create two circle pieces and cut them out. Cut a rectangular piece of fabric that is approx. 1-2” shorter than the circumference of the plate and as long as you want your pillow to be (mine is a 7” diameter circle and about 14” long).
|Step 1- Pattern Time|
2) Sew a seam along the long edge of the rectangular piece, leaving about a half inch seam allowance.
|Step 2 - Make a tube|
3) If using furry fabric: Turn cylinder right side out and tease fluff out of the seam using a needle or pin. Be careful not to tear your stitches or you’ll have to sew another seam!
|Step 3 - Fluff seam|
4) With cylinder turned wrong side out, sew one circle to the end of the cylinder tube (leaving a half inch seam allowance). Because the circle is slightly bigger than the cylinder, it will bulge out when the pillow is stuffed.
Sew the second circle to the other side of the tube, leaving an approx. 2 inch opening to stuff the pillow.
|Step 4 - Sew ends on (don't forget to leave a hole for stuffing)|
5) If using furry fabric: Turn cylinder right side out and tease fluff out of the seam using a needle or pin. Be careful not to tear your stitches or you’ll have to sew another seam!
|Step 5 - More fluffing|
6) Stuff the pillow firmly, then hand sew the rest of the pillow closed. Your pillow's done!
|Step 6 - Stuff & sew closed!|