For the first project I thought a nice squishy patchwork pillow would be fun.
Here’s how to make it.
Fiberfill about a pound
Thread to match fabric – one spool (if using a sewing machine you need a bobbin too).
Fabric – 2 colors, 3 colors or 5 coloor
1 yard of first color
1/2 yard of second color
3/4 yard first color
1/2 yard of second and third colors
5 colors (will make two pillows)
3/4 yard of first color
1/2 yard of each of the other colors
All seams should be 15 cm or 5/8 inch. This project can be sewn by hand or on the machine
Cut one rectangle 22 x 19 inches
Cut 4 rectangles 11 x 13 inches
Lay out fabric so that the rectangles form a larger rectangle that looks almost like a square.
Lay out fabric so that it is in the order you like
Pin right sides together of two of the rectangles that are next to one another so that it looks like one of
the small rectangles.
Step 4: Sew along one of the short side
Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4 with the other small rectangles.
Step 6: Open each of the two longer rectancles and pin right sides together of the long thin rectangles.
Step 7: Sew the two long rectangles together along the long seam
Step 8: Open up the new rectangle (it should be the same size as the big rectangle).
Step 9: Pin rectangles together right sides togher
Step 10: Sew all four sides leaving about a 3 inch opening so that you can turn it
Step 11: Make sure all pins have been removed and turn right side out.
Step 12: Stuff it so is as fluffy as you like
Step 13: Sew opening closed.
Step 14: Enjoy for yourself or give as a gift!