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Friday
Jun022017

Big Strawberry Pillow

Amp up your pillow making skills with a 3 dimensional plush berry pillow.  This lively project has tons of texture and personality and is sure to top your sweetest projects list!

Fabric:

Main - Benartex Dot Red Minkee Blankee (#0674D10B)

Stem/Leaf Fabric - National Nonwovens 35/65 Wool Felt, 10/Pkg, (#NW002A-0715)

Supplies:

Fusible Interfacing - Pellon Fusible Mid-weight 20”x25yds Interfacing, (#PP931TD)

Craft Poly Fill - Fairfield PF12A Poly-Fil, 12/Case, (#1087)

14” Zipper - Atkinson Designs 14”, Red River Zipper, (#ATKZIP-330)

50wt Thread - Mettler Silk Cotton Finish 50wt Thread (#9104-)

Walking Foot - EverSewn Sparrow Walking Foot 7mm, (#006185008T)

 

Skills: Sewing with minkee fabric using a walking foot // adding a zipper // stuffing using polyfil

Step 1 -  Cutting:

  • Download the free pattern 
  • Cut out PDF pattern and place on fabric. 
  • Cut three (3) of main fabric.
  • Cut one (1) leaf pattern, one (1) stem pattern.

 

Step 2 - Sew and assemble:

  • Take two sides of the strawberry pattern and sew one side seam, right sides together.
  • Follow instructions to install a zipper located near the bottom end of the seam.  Use a seam ripper to open the seam to expose the zipper opening.
  • Match up the remaining side seams of the strawberry and sew.  Clip the curved seam allowances to make the seam lay correctly and not pull. 
  • Stuff the strawberry with Craft Poly Fil.
  • Top Leaf – Sew, right sides together, the leaf topper.  Cut a small hole in center of leaf topper.  Pull right sides out, press, and top stitch, including around the small center hole you used to pull the leaf topper right side out.
  • Fold over long side of stem fabric piece.  With right sides together, sew side seam.  Turn right side out and stuff with Craft Poly Fil ; sew end closed. Insert and pull the stem up into the center of the leaf topper. Secure with hand stitching a button to the bottom of the stem.
  • Thread a needle and run a few stitches inside to out catching the button and strawberry top; tie off and knot.  Catch some poly fil to make the leaf topper get pulled inward slightly.

 

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