I woke up last Saturday and just felt like I wanted to play with some knits. You know how that can happen, right? I went to the fabric store and found a pretty green knit that was so so soft. After an afternoon of play (and a little frustration) I emerged from the crafting dungeon with this pillow.
Here's how to make it:
I cut a seventeen inch square of muslin as my pillow base. Then I went to town on my knit with a rotary cutter. I cut many strips of fabric about eighteen inches long and about a half inch wide until I had a nice pile. I just eye balled the width as I cut.
I sewed one strip of knit fabric into a ring with about a inch and half circumference. Then I started threading strips of fabric through the center ring and pinning the ends of the strips to the edge of the pillow.
I tried to keep my strips evenly taught (cutting strips to shorter lengths as needed) so that they would be tight on the finished pillow. Since knits stretch I kept them pretty tight which curled up the edges of my fabric.
Then I sewed around the edge of the pillow with a quarter inch seam allowance stitching down the edges of my strips.
Finally I sewed everything into a pillow cover with an envelope closure.
Happy sewing and thanks for following!