Remember the peppermint platters I made?
Remember how I said I might make a pillow?
I think it might have ended up a little on the big side, so keep that in mind when I give you the low down on how I made it.
Peppermint Swirl Template (for an 18”-ish pillow, you’ll need to print it at 150%)
Covered button (optional)
I cut 2 circles from the white fabric. Mine were approximately 18.5”. I already had a template cut that size from another project, so that’s what I went with. I also cut a 4.5” wide strip. It’ll need to be at least as long as the circumference of your pillow (Pi X the diameter) plus 1” for seam allowances.
I cut 5 “swirl” pieces from the red fabric backed with Wonder Under. I used the piece from the template that does not have the line down the middle, but feel free to change that up however you want.
I peeled off the Wonder Under and positioned my pieces on one of the white circles.
And then I fused them in place following the product instructions.
Next I satin stitched the edges of each piece down, except for the exterior edge, because those will be trapped in the seam allowances.
My pieces don’t “meet up” in the middle, because I’m putting a button there. If you don’t want to use a button, you can make yours meet up.
I only used piping on the top/front side of my pillow. I sandwiched it between the top piece and the edge piece and sewed all the way around.
And then I sewed the back piece to the edge piece with no piping sandwiched between. That’s also when this happened and so I accidentally quit taking pictures at that point.
I stuffed the pillow through with Polyfill through the hole where the 2 ends of the side piece met and then hand sewed it shut.
I then attached a covered button and attempted to tuft it. There will be no tutorial for that on account of thread breaking and people swearing (hint: me). I bet if you Googled it, someone could help you!
And here it is: