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How to Make a Cottontail Bunny Pillow
Don’t you love a new season? Holiday? Any chance to change out a little bit of decor. You don’t have to do much; a little wood tray of some odds and ends or a three tiered stand filled with lots of fun goodies! Even an adorable Cottontail Bunny Pillow. I have another Easter Pillow to make as well!
Photo Courtesy of Kirklands
Easter is coming and I’m itching to make a few new things for my decor. I happened across a picture of a darling pillow at Kirkland’s. I knew by looking at it I could do it. A simple pillow that takes less than an hour. Hop over and I’ll teach you how to make a Cottontail Bunny Pillow with my free template!
- Free download Template and Instructions
- 1 yd of white fabric
- 4 Pieces of Pastel Cottons (it could be patterned or solid) I bought 10″ of 4 different pastels
- 4 White pompom
- Heat and Bond
- Pillow Form 26 x 16 (I like feather filled)
- Iron and Ironing Board
- Sewing Machine
- Straight Pins
- Fabric Scissors and Paper Scissors
- White Thread and needle
- Measuring Tape
- Pencil or Pen
- Cut White fabric in half, along the fold
- Cut one piece 19 x 29; this will be the top
- Cut the second piece in two pieces; 19 x 16 and 19 x 19
- Take the 19 x 19″ piece and fold over one side 1/2″ and then again by 1.5″; Iron
- Take the 19 x 16″ piece and fold over 1/2″ and then 1″; Iron
- Sew both pieces along the fold using white thread
- On a flat surface, lay the pillow front (19 x 29″), lay the 19 x 17″ piece on top(measurements after you sewed the edge). Make sure the right side is down. As a third layer, add the piece that is 19 x 15, right side down. You’ll lay it opposite of the second one.
** you are making an envelope that overlaps to slide the pillow form into, so no zippers or buttons need to be used**
- Pin and sew around the edges using a 3/8″ seam allowance.
- Trim corners and turn right side out. Use scissors (or a pencil) to poke corners so they are sharp; Press with iron
- Sew around the outside of the pillow using a 3/4″ seam to create a decorative edge around the pillow
Your pillow envelope is done!
Cottontail Bunny Decorations
- Print the free printable and instructions
- Using the template trace 4 bunnies using your heat and bond and a pencil/pen
- Cut loosely around them with paper scissors
- Using an Iron set on medium/high iron the bunnies onto the pastel fabrics
- Using your fabric scissors, cut around the bunny shapes
- Peel the paper off your bunnies.
- With the pillow envelope on the ironing board (or a towel on the table) place your bunnies. You will want to measure (or use your eye as a guide) to make sure they are evenly spaced between and on the top and bottom
- Press the iron down on each one, fusing the fabric to the pillow envelope
- Using a needle and white thread, sew 1 pompom to each bunny. Again, center them so they all look the same. Stitch it firmly, as this is what everyone will touch.
- Slide the Pillow Envelope over the Pillow Form
I hope you had fun making this cute pillow. It’s great on a little girls bed year round with those soft pastel colors. If you like the post please pin and share
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