For those who liked the fleece scarves so well, I give you yet another no-sew craft project to make with your fleece. These soft and fuzzy fleece throw pillows would be an excellent gift to have on hand for those unexpected guests, to make for teacher gifts or for the kids to make for family members. Kids would even love these for their rooms!
Before you ask, I did do a little sewing on mine just to attach the felt tree, but it isn't required. You may by all means hot glue or iron on an applique or even leave it bare. Just make sure you attach whatever embellishments you want before you tie the pillow.
Polyester filling or pillow form
Applique or embellishments (optional)
Step 1: Cut 2 pieces of fleece out to the size you desire. Mine was 18 1/2 inches X 15 1/2 inches and I used 3 inch fringe, but you can make yours any size. If you are using a pillow form, cut your fabric about 9 inches longer than your pillow form to give you more fringe to work with to fit your form. For example, if your pillow form is 14 X 14 inches, your fleece should measure 23 X 23 inches.
Step 2: Attach any embellishments you wish to the front panel of your pillow.
Step 3: Place front panel of your pillow directly on top of the back panel lining up your edges.
Step 4: Cut a square from each corner that is equal to the fringe you are tying. For example if you are using 3 inch fringe as I did, cut a 3 X 3 inch square out, if you are using 4 inch fringe, cut a 4 X 4 inch square out.
Step 5: Cut fringe strips around all edges that are about 1 1/2 inch wide. Fringe that is too skinny will break. I suggest making your first but in the center of that side and making equal cuts from there out to the end. My dimensions required 8 strips on each the top and bottom edges and 6 on each of the two sides.
Step 6: Begin by tying the fringe strips from the front panel to the ones that coordinate to them from the back panel. You will want to double knot each one to ensure a secure hold. Tie all of the fringe on three sides leaving one side open for stuffing.
Step 7: Stuff your pillow with the filling or your pillow form. Make sure the corners are filled and straight.
Step 8: Finish tying the last side closed.
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