1. one piece of A4 paper to cut out the template
2. 21cm x 21cm thick twill-like fabric and scrap fabric
3. hobby fill
4. ribbon - 10mm ribbed ribbon - about 20cm length
Step 1. CUT out a 21cm x 21cm template from the
paper. Then cut out two pieces of fabric.
Step 2. DESIGN. Then on one of the two squares of fabric and mark on the good side the middle of the square where you would
put the ribbon (with a pin or thread you can cut off later). i cut out 3 leaf-like shapes and hand sewed these on and then sewed
circles over the leaves (i pinned some circle templates to sew around). to get the thick embroidered look - my needle had about 3 strings of thread doubled over (so there's 6 threads going through).
Step 3. SEW. Machine sew the 2 squares of fabric together -
ensure the wrong sides of the fabric are f
acing each other and you sew about 1.5cm from the edge. You can see i semi-overlocked my edges to prevent fraying. leave about 2.5cm from one corner so you can turn the pillow inside out.
Step 4. FINISH. Turn the pillow inside out. Fill with hobby fill to about medium thickness. seal the hole - i weaved my needle
in and out of both sides in a sideways fashion. the final touch is to sew the ribbon onto the pillow. where you marked the middle of the pillow, place the middle of ur ribbon and sew through the ribbon and pillow to the bottom of the pillow then back again - making the width of the thread in the bottom of the pillow as small as possible. do this about 2 times to secure the ribbon. you can now tie a knot in the ribbon and do a bow!