I have wanted to try making a cloud pillow, so when I saw the diy on Sew4home.com, I just had to give it a try.
In place of using the minky eyelash fabric, I choose to go with the chenille that I often use for the pillows I sell on Etsy ~ just love the softness!
Since I couldn't find large graph paper, I made my own 1" square grid ~ and that did take me some time!
Next, I used the pattern provided on the site to make the 22" pillow. Notice all of the erasure marks ~ guess graphing was never my strong point ):
Once that was done, I cut out the fabric ~ chenille for the front and a pretty blue cotton for the back. Caution: be sure to cut with right sides of the fabric together or your fabrics will be backwards when you put them together to sew.
I decided that my cloud needed a face, so I appliqued eyes, eyebrows, and a small smile.
I sewed the two sides together using a 1/2" seam leaving about 8" along the bottom for turning and stuffing.
I used a chopstick when I turned the fabric right side out to be sure to get all of the cloud's curves, and pressed. Once I stuffed and slip stitched the bottom, I couldn't help smiling.
Love the finished product! ♥