diy pompom pillow

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yay for pompom week!  to catch up, you can learn how to make pompoms 3 ways here.

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this is a fun, quick project that can be done with very basic sewing skills.

DIY pompom pillow

supplies \\ yarn, pillow form, fabric, thread

DIY pompom pillow

cut out pillow fabric \\ my pillow was a 16″ square pillow, so i cut the fabric to (1) 16″ x 16″ for the front.  the back was cut into (2) 16″ x 10″ pieces.

DIY pompom pillow

fold one long side of each of the 2 back pieces of fabric over ~ 1/4″ & press, then again another 1/4″ & press.

DIY pompom pillow

stitch the folded sides twice for a nice finished edge.

DIY pompom pillow

lay one back piece on top of front piece, lining up edges, folded edge toward center, right sides together.

DIY pompom pillow

lay second back piece on other side, lining up edges.  pin, stitch around edges with a 1/4″ seam allowance, and turn right side out.

DIY pompom pillow

make pompoms.  i chose 8 different colored yarns for a fun rainbow look.  using upholstery thread, stitch each pom to the pillow, making sure to stitch through the center of the pom several times.

DIY pompom pillow

toss on the couch and squeal!

DIY pompom pillow

 need some more ideas?  sources, clockwise from top: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 

DIY moose silhouette pillow

diy moose silhouette pillow

i saw this pillow at target and loved it, but wanted to make my own version!  i was already incorporating this plaid fabric into our christmas decor, so i decided to use some for a simple pillow.  i had also been saving up some high quality felt for a couple years for just the right project.  its a sickness i know. #fabrichoarder

diy moose silhouette pillow

i copied my inspiration pillow as much as possible, but also used a simple google search for “moose silhouette images” for reference.

diy moose silhouette pillow

i sketched on parchment paper since it was the closest thing to tracing paper that i had.

diy moose silhouette pillow

i put the moose silhouette over the felt, and pinned it all over.

diy moose silhouette pillow

i used really sharp scissors to get it cut out, and tiny ones for the tight spaces.

diy moose silhouette pillow

i was using an 18″ x 18″ pillow form, so i cut the plaid fabric to 18 1/2″ x 18 1/2″, and stitched the silhouette to the plaid.  i had to stitch really closely to the edge, and also walk the needle slowly around the tight corners.

diy moose silhouette pillow

i was so excited to get this pillow made that i forgot to take any pictures!  here’s a great tutorial for making a zippered pillow.

diy moose silhouette pillow

and now this little guy lives on our couch!

the pleated poppy_moose pillow tutorial

i’ve made a little pdf for you if you’d like to try this on your own.  my moose is a little bigger than the pdf, so you may want to enlarge it a bit.

click here for the pdf.

enjoy!