I've been seeing cute cactus pillows all over the web for a year now and it was finally time to try to make a few to give as gifts. The best part about this project is that it's NO SEW. Seriously, not one single stitch AND all of the raw edges are neatly covered. Use this technique with leftover fabrics to make all kinds of pillow shapes. Use a different fabric on each side and really mix them up. Remember, use pom-pom trim, add ric-rac to everything and always Make Your Mark!
Perfect for a little southwest feel!
Watch how to make them here!
STUFF I USED
E-6000 Fabri-Fuse and Fray Lock
Ric rac trim
Cardboard or foam core
Pom pom trim
1. Pin and cut your cactus pattern on folded fabric so that you have both layers
2. & 3. Place the pillow on cardboard and glue around the edges, leaving a 5" hole at the base of the cactus, using E-6000 Fabri-Fuse
4. Using more Fabri-Fuse, glue pom pom trim around the edge of the entire pillow keeping the trim in place with pins around the curves
5. & 6. Flip the cactus over and cover the raw edges by gluing ric-rac trim around the edges with a thick line of E-6000 Fray Lock and let dry
7. Stuff the pillow at the base using a chopstick to push the stuffing in all the areas of the pillow
8. & 9. Use more Fabri-Fuse on the 5" opening and pin the layers together with clothespins until it dries