This pillow is easy to make and you can make it say whatever you want.Â I’m from Kansas so decided to go with, “I’ll get you my pretty.”Â I made another pillow that say’s “I’ll get you and your little dog too.”Â You can embroider the words as I did but can also print up the words on your computer and use either fabric sheets or iron on sheets.
- 1/2 yard of black fabric
- 1/2 yard green fabric
- 1/2 yard of fabric for center of pillow, or 1 fabric sheet for printer
- 1 yard of print for front and back of pillow
- pillow form
Make your center piece by cutting a piece of fabric that is 9 1/2″ X 11″.Â Make the words by doing a running stitch, using a fabric sheet that goes in your printer, or by using iron on paper.
Cut a 3 inch wide strip of green fabric that is the entire length of the fabric.Â Make pleats as shown and stitch.Â If you want them to be perfectly even you’ll need to measure and mark each one before you start but I wanted mine to be less tailored looking so I just estimated.Â Normally you will need about an inch for each pleat.
Pin the pleated fabric to the center of your pillow and stitch into place using a 1/2 inch seam allowance.
Cut two strips from the print fabric that are 14″Â and two that are 9 1/2″ long and 3″ wide. Lay the 9 1/2 inch long printed fabric pieces on top of the green pleated fabric, right sides together. Using a 1/2 inch seam allowance stitch the pieces together as shown.
Now placeÂ the two 14″ printed pieces on top of the side pieces as shown.Â Stitch into place using a 1/2 inch seam allowance.
Now cut two pieces from the black fabric that measure 13 1/2 inches long and 2 1/2 inches wide.Â Cut two more that are 17″ long and 2 1/2″ wide. Attach these to the patterned pieces as shown above attaching the short pieces to the sides first, then the longer pieces on the top and bottom as shown.Â Press with a hot iron.Â
Cut a pieceÂ of the print fabric that measures Â 12″ X 16″ and another that measures 11″ X16″.Â Narrow hem one long edge of each piece.Â Lay them on top of the pillow front, right sides together, overlapping the two back pieces so that they fit the pillow front exactly.Â I had to use black fabric because I didn’t have enough of my print fabric so don’t let that confuse you in the picture above. Stitch all the way around and then slip your pillow form into the opening in the back of the pillow.