I’ve been away from the blog for most of this week because we have been packing up our We Make Collective kits ready to send out today! So even though I’m more than excited about our first kit range/ tutorials launching, I also miss this little space a bit (who am I kidding? I miss you guys A LOT!) So we’re back today – much later than usual – with a bang!
If you haven’t been able to tell from the DIY cushion obsession we have over here, I am on a personal mission to cover two sofas, my bed and perhaps the majority of my floor with hand made pillows. So when I was given the opportunity to use these absolutely gorgeously fabrics from the California Dreams range by This Little Street my mind immediately pinged to pillows! I can’t get over how well these designs work together. I’ve used fat quarters in a range of designs for the front and faux suede for the back which makes the pillows extra soft and cuddly!
Make sure you click over and check out the rest of the range because it’s jam packed full of stunning designs!
1. Measure out a piece of tracing paper the same size as your pillow. Once you have sewn the hems the pillow case will be smaller than the pillow which creates this plump, full look.
2. Draw a couple of lines across the tracing paper to create the templates for your fabric. Cut along the lines. Place these on your chosen fabrics and cut out with a quarter inch margin.
3. Sew the fabric pieces back together starting with the shortest length. Once you have a square, trim the edges straight.
4. Cut out the backing fabric the same size as this square.
5. Sew the pom pom trim around the edge of the front piece. Remember to keep the pom pom hanging towards the inside of the pillow.
6. Place the zipper upside-down over the front fabric right sides facing. Line up the edge of the zipper with the edge of the fabric. Keep the pom poms facing in so you don’t sew over them. Sew along the edge of the fabric close to the zipper thread.
7. Place the other edge of the zipper over the back fabric, right sides facing. Sew together. Place the right sides of the fabric together and sew around the outer edge keeping the pom poms facing inwards. (Make sure the zipper is a little open so you can get into the pillow!)
Turn inside out and stuff with your cushion!
I’ve made one without the pom poms which I love because I feel like the fabric are beautiful enough to be the main focus of the cushion – but that’s totally up to you! Know you how, you can add them or not.