Tuesday, 4 June 2013

DIY Mountain Pillow

DIY Mountain Pillow:

What you'll need:

- thick fabric for the base of the mountain
- White fabric for the snow peaks
- Mountain Pillow Pattern
- Corresponding thread
- sewing pins
- sewing machine
- stuffing

How to do it:

1. Using the pattern, cut out two mountain pieces. The pattern is 20″ x 20″, so if you don’t own a large-format printer, you can either print it out in tiles and tape them together, or you can take it to your local print shop and have them print it out in a large format there.

2. Cut out one snow-peaked shape from the pattern and pin it to the top of one of the mountain pieces of fabric.

3. Stitch the snow fabric to the top of one piece of mountain fabric. Be sure to stitch all the way around the snow peak shape.

4. With right sides together, pin the back of the mountain to the front.

5. With 5/8″ seam allowance, stitch all the way around the mountain shape, leaving an opening at the bottom for turning and stuffing.

6. Clip corners and trim the seam allowance.

7. By reaching into the lower opening, turn the pillow right-side out. Make sure peaks and corners are turned out nicely. You can use a wooden dowel for corners if you wish.

8. Fill mountain pillow with stuffing.

9. Adjust stuffing, filling peaks and corners, until you are happy with your pillow. Again, you can use your wooden dowel to help with this step.

10. Slip stitch the lower part of the mountain closed.

11. Now sit back and enjoy your little piece of alpine goodness. Or share this with a friend for the perfect snow-peaked present!

Enjoy!


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