A Pillow with Giant Pom Poms

Earlier this year I started a series of cool and funky pillows.

First there was the leopard lumbar pillow with pom pom trim.

Finished Funky Lumbar Leopard Pom Pom Pillow
Funky Lumbar Leopard Pom Pom Pillow

Then there was the zebra pillow with striped piping.

Another cool and funky pillow DIY!
Very Cool Zebra Pillow with Black Pin Striped Piping

And then I got sidetracked and never posted about the third pillow.  But finally, after all this time, I put a post together about the coolest pillow of all!

I present a pillow with GIANT POM POMS!

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 That goes perfectly with the two other cool and funky pillows!

A Pillow with Giant Pom Poms

A Pillow with Giant Pom PomsA Pillow with Giant Pom PomsI did some searching on Pinterest and found instructions to make pom poms with a piece of cardboard or by just wrapping it around my hand.

They came out very scraggly.  And I wanted Perfectly Perky Pom Poms.

So I bought this Clover Pom Pom maker.

A Pillow with Giant Pom Poms

The instructions were a little vague on the package but right about the same time, sew4home.com came out with almost the identical pillow that I wanted to make!  (Great minds think alike!)

A Pillow with Giant Pom Poms
Gotta say that I love that fabric and it might find a place in my home during Halloween!

In the same post on sew4home, they added an easy step by step tutorial on making the pom poms.  There was also a link to a video to make twisted cord which was also incredibly easy and made a nice sturdy tie for the pom poms.

A Pillow with Giant Pom Poms
Perfectly Perky Pom Poms
A Pillow with Giant Pom Poms
Here’s what twisted cord looks like when it’s finished.

 I had a pillow that had never been used.  Came with the sofa and was just too ugly to put out.

A Pillow with Giant Pom Poms
This pillow needs a facelift!

 I also had this fabric that I bought for binding a quilt.  Or the lining of a tote.  But I thought it would make a great funky pillow, too.

A Pillow with Giant Pom Poms
This is White and Black Dot from Timeless Treasures. I did a search for it on Fabric.com and it’s not available anymore.

I’m trying to be frugal with it, so I just used this fabric for the front and a white linen blend for the back that I had in my stash.

I’m not going into great detail on how I made the pillow.  It’s just an easy envelope style. 

Because it is a quilting fabric, I lined it with fleece.  The pillow I was covering was 21″ square so I cut the front fabric and front fleece to 22″ square to allow for a 1/2″ seam allowance.  For the back I cut 2 15″ x 22″ pieces plus the same size in the fleece.  Sew the fleece on the wrong sides of the fabric, then trim.  For the back, turn under 1/2″ and then another 1/2″ then stitch on each side.

The important thing is the placement of the pom poms.  I put mine 1 1/2″ from the corners then stitched them down.  I used my zipper foot to sew on the back pieces.

A Pillow with Giant Pom Poms
1 1/2″ from each corner

A Pillow with Giant Pom Poms

A Pillow with Giant Pom Poms
One side on
A Pillow with Giant Pom Poms
Another side on
A Pillow with Giant Pom Poms
Turn right side out
A Pillow with Giant Pom Poms
Cool and Funky Giant Pom Pom Pillow!
A Pillow with Giant Pom Poms
Goes great with my perfectly perky pooch!

 

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