What you’ll need:
• Scrap fabric (You can turn one of our Printfresh totes into your pillow if you’d like or read our interview with Stacy Jackson for some pro tips for sourcing secondhand fabric if you don’t already have some.)
• Sewing machine (For a smaller pillow you could sew the entire pillow by hand if you don’t have a sewing machine.)
• Needle and thread
• Straight pins
• Fabric Scissors
• Poly-fil or similar polyester fiber fill (You can also try using one of these more eco-friendly alternatives.)
• Large plate
• Pom Pom maker (optional)
What you’ll do:
1. Start by stacking 2 pieces of fabric together, with the right sides facing in. (The "right side" of the fabric is the front or patterned side of the fabric. Conversely, the "wrong side" is the back or blank side of a piece of fabric.)
2. Make sure that the edges of the fabric are lined up.
3. Using your dinner plate as a guide, take your pencil and trace a circle onto the stacked fabric. (Tip: The circle needs to be 1”-2” larger than the size you want your finished pillow to be.)
4. Pin your fabric together just inside the circle.
5. Cut out your circle without removing the pins. They will help hold the fabric together while you sew.he fabric together while you sew.
6. Sew around the circle using a thread color that matches your fabric until you have a 4-6 inch gap left. (This is where you’ll turn the pillow right side out) You can remove the pins as you sew.
7. Turn the fabric right side out.
8. Stuff the pillow with polyester fiber fill. How much fiber fill you use is up to you. The more you stuff it, the fluffier the pillow will be.
9. Stitch the gap shut by hand by folding the raw edges of the opening so that they match up with the seams. Knot the thread securely, and trim the excess off. You can remove the last pins when you are done.