Hi everyone, Summer Pillow tutorial now ready!
I decided to use this pretty blue fabric instead of my original choice of bee fabric, I liked the blue as it matched the threads used in the summer letters. I attached a pretty little bee charm to finish it off, I think it turned out quite cute!
Don’t forget if you want to join in a stitch along for the summer pattern you can read about it here in this blog post you can also see the materials list to finish your pillow.
You will need medium weight interfacing for each piece, you can use iron on if you prefer but for this pillow I used the stitch in interfacing.
I cut the pieces the length of the design and cut the fabric 2 1/4 inches wide using about a 1/4 inch seam allowance on all seams.
Press the seams
All border pieces measured 2 1/4 inches wide using about a 1/4 inch seam allowance
I chose to use lightweight interfacing for the back piece of fabric but you can use medium weight if you prefer.
Put right sides together and stitch all around the sides leaving an opening large enough for your hand to go inside. Turn pillow right way round and iron the pillow neatening the edges and pressing.
Fill pillow with polyester wadding and slip stitch opening together
It is at this point that I iron the pillow as much as possible as this really does make a difference to the finished pillow.
Place the pillow to the edge of your ironing board or a work surface, I use the steam setting to really press the seams.
If you wish to make the oblong pillow just omit the top and bottom border fabric pieces.
This oblong pillow measures 12 inches wide by 4.5 inches high
All the pillows are made using free cross stitch patterns from my blog
Reverse sides of pillows
Don’t forget if you join in the stitch along you have a chance to enter the draw for one person to win the blue bee pillow with the charm attached, together with some other charms I will put together for the winner.
Until next time, happy stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.