Earlier this year I started a series of cool and funky pillows.
First there was the leopard lumbar pillow with pom pom trim.
Then there was the zebra pillow with 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!
That goes perfectly with the two other cool and funky pillows!
I 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.
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!)
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.
I had a pillow that had never been used. Came with the sofa and was just too ugly to put out.
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.
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.