Cuddle Round-About Pillow

Cuddle Round-About Pillow

Hi, this is Denise from Whimsy Couture. I am thrilled to be here today to present this quick guest post project! I LOVE pillows and I LOVE Cuddle fabric! So what is easier than combining both into this cuddly decorative pillow? I call it “Round-About-Pillow”! Ready? Let’s do it!

You need:

  • 1 or 2 different prints of Cuddle fabric (about 2/3 yd for one side if making the largest circle). I used Spice Market from the Shannon Studio Cuddle Collection.
  • sewing machine
  • regular/standard needle or a stretch needle (I like size 90/14 from SCHMETZ Needles
  • fiberfill (loose stuffing). (I used  Poly-Fil® by Fairfield World) 
  • long hand-sew needle, double threaded with embroidery thread (about 70″ long)
  • 2 coordinating buttons with 2 or 4 holes
  • 2 safety pins

How to:

Use a seam allowance of : 3/8″
Print out the half circle template HERE. The lines on the template are in 1 inch increments so you can make your pillow as tiny or as big as you like! I used the largest number (11) which lets my pillow measure about 20″ in diameter.

Cut out the desired size template.

Fold your fabric over and place the half circle template onto fabric, pin and cut around it. Repeat with other fabric. You’ll have now 2 circles.

TIP: to prevent the edges from producing too much lint, throw them into the dryer with a damp towel for about 10 minutes on very low heat.

ASSEMBLY:

Place the 2 circles with right sides together and pin. sew along dashed line with a straight stitch. Leave a 4″ opening for most sizes. Back stitch the beginning and end:

2 circles

2 circles

 

Reach into opening and turn pillow cover with right sides out:

reach into pillow

reach into pillow

 

If you prefer to leave your pillow “plain” without a button in the center like this one:

blue pillow without button

blue pillow without button

then skip the next step. A pillow without a button would be perfect for pets!! 🙂

Take your half circle template and mark the center with a safety pin (go only through the upper layer)

mark the center for button

mark the center for button

Secure the second safety pin to the reverse side.

Stuff pillow with loose fill until desired fullness is reached. It is recommended to not over stuff it.

stuff pillow

stuff pillow

 

Pin the opening closed and sew in down with your machine and or handstitch it:

hand stitch closed

hand stitch closed

 

Get your buttons and threaded hand sew needle ready:

green buttons

buttons and needle with thread

 

Poke needle through one side where the safety pin was placed. Remove safety pin:

poke needle through one side

poke needle through one side


Step 1-4 as as follows:

1.Poke needle all the way through pillow as straight as possible until you reach the other side where the safety pin is. Add a button and feed needle through.

2. Poke needle through the other button hole until you reach the other side again. Leave a little bit of slack on the thread since you don’t want to pull the thread too tight.

3.Repeat this step by going back to the reverse side and through the button.

4.Lastly, once you come through the first button you want to double knot the thread very tightly and trim it off short.

steps 1 to 4

steps 1 to 4

 

All done! This is your adorable and cuddly “ROUND-ABOUT-PILLOW”

pink pillow with button finished

pink pillow with button – finished

blue pillow with button finished

blue pillow with button – finished

 

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We’re so excited about our new blog that we are having a Giveaway for a Cuddle Quarter (Q) Kit! To enter our Giveaway, be sure to comment on this post with words “Cuddle Quarter Kit” and also subscribe to us on YouTube here! There will be 3 winners and each will win a Kit!

 

 

ellen@shannonfabrics.com
Written by ellen@shannonfabrics.com