Joann Carroll Pillow November 13th, 2018 - 02:55:54
Make this awesome faux fur pillow, it's from Shannon Fabrics. I knew if they make really great minke, but I did not know that they made faux fur. So I wanted to try this out and just see how it was to work with. There are some tricks that you need to follow and working with faux fur. There's a certain way. You have to cut it and there's some kind of pinning techniques and and things that consider when you're working with the faux fur. But this isn't this so fun, it's so soft and the white shag is so great. It's called a luxury shag and it comes in tons of colors. This would be super fun and like a hot, pink or lime green for, like a teenager's bedroom and fluffy and soft, my kids have been like petting it on stop.
So I'm going to show you all the things that you need to know how to do to make this guy. So let's go okay, so the first thing you want to do is: lay your fabric wrong side facing up the notice that little selvage edge. You want to trim that off. So don't include that in your measurements, but my pillow form was sixteen by sixteen. So I chose to cut my pieces, sixteen and a half by six and a half, and that was more than enough space. So just use a pencil or a water-soluble pen or something like that and whatever tools you have and go ahead and measure that then, when you're ready to cut you want to cut like I'm showing you here, just cut the back of the fabric. Don't just go in there and hack up all of that fur because then you're gonna get bald spots. If you'd want to just get the backing, once you have two pieces cut, face them the first side facing each other, so the right sides facing each other and start pinning. The thing you want to make sure is that all of the fur and different little tufts are all tucked in you're. Gonna need some long pins for this process, and this is a really important step. It'll make the sewing much easier if you've got all that fur nice and tucked in and pinned properly so here's the pillow all pinned together, don't forget to leave an opening so that you can put your pillow form in next thing. You want to do over at the sewing machine. I just used the width of my presser foot back stitch first, about a half inch. Seam allowance is what you need.
This doesn't have to be super precise, just be consistent, all the way around and stitch all the way around making sure that when you get to the opening you back stitch again and leave that nice opening about six or eight inches wide, don't forget back stitch. Okay, now you want to clip your corners and then you're ready to stuff your pillow with your pillow form. This could be a little bit tricky just make sure you pop those corners out really really well. Next thing you want to do is fold your fur in kind of mess with that for a little bit and pin that opening closed, make sure you've got everything facing each other. You've got it all properly pinned and then it'll be much easier to hand sew. It closed so hand sewing it close. It's probably gon na, be the trickiest part of this whole process. I used hand quilting thread. You want to use a nice strong thread, not it and then go ahead and get started. You want to bury that knot in between the fabric so get the knot in there. You'll feel it pop through that first layer and then you're gon na want a stitch going back and forth.