You guys. You know how sometimes you have an idea that when you execute it, it ends up being a little off? That might be the case with these pillows. Machelle had this brilliant idea and I went ahead and tried it and they didn’t turn out quite right. I think next time I would use felt and be more precise with my mountains. But, I went through the trouble of making them and I still think the idea is great so I’m sharing them!
- 1/2 yrd. cotton fabric (tan, black, brown, gray) //
- 1/4 yard white cotton fabric (for each pillow) //
- Poly-fil stuffing //
- Sewing materials (needle, thread, pins) //
- Sewing machine //
1. Lay out the fabric you want the mountain to be in and cut two pieces a little larger than you want the final pillow to be (around 2″ on each side larger). I did the tan 14″x16″, the black 14″x14″ and the brown was a leftover scrap piece (probably 8″x6″). Place the two pieces on top of each other.
2. Next take a fabric pen or a pencil and trace the shape of a mountain on the fabric.3. Cut the shape out. My mountain is more of a scraggly hill!
4. Now we are going to do the snow! I place the white fabric behind my cut out mountain and traced along the edges. Then I removed the tan fabric and drew where I wanted the lines at the edge of the snow cap to be.
5. Cut out the snow cap shape and pin it to the tan (base) fabric.
6. Sew along the edges of the snow. I just lined up the presser foot along the edge. Remember to back stitch! 7. Trace the name of a city or place you have visited (preferably one with mountains). I chose Peru!
8. Stitch along the name of the destination with a contrasting thread.
9. Pin the two pieces (the plain base piece and the piece with the snow) together, right sides facing each other.
10. Sew around the edge, leaving around 3-4 inches along the bottom unstitched. Turn the fabric inside out through the hole, and press with an iron.
11. Stuff the pillow and sew the hole shut.
Here are the finished pillows. I challenge you to do a better job than me! I promise these are real easy so I am not sure why the execution was not fantastic but alas, sometimes that is the case!