Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Who says Foxes can't be Golden? [DIY Fox Pillow Tutorial]


Isn't this pillow FABULOUS or what? This ideal came to mind when I saw a screen printed pillow with this abstract design and decided to make my own DIY version using an fox applique. I promise you that TODAY is the day that you will be able to make this one of a kind abstract DIY fox pillow, just in time for the gift giving season! OK soooo after this post it may not be one of a kind cause everybody who sees this is going to be making one. But you'll probably never ever see these other people and with the endless fabric combination possibilities, the odds are in your favor for YOUR one of a kind DIY. Let's get started!
PATTERN PIECES [FREE pattern download HERE]
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Cut out pattern pieces and cut out your fox.
Cut out two 18 X 18 inch squares for the pillow.
Use the adhesive  spray to place the fox on your pillow square. [Any brand adhesive will do, ] You can pin in on if you're not using a faux leather as I did.
Sew your fox applique onto the pillow square. I used a straight 5.0 length stitch on my pillow but feel free to use any decorative stitch such as a zig-zag stitch.
Now it's time to sew on the eyes and nose buttons.
Next step is to sew the pillow squares together, right sides together. Make sure you leave a open space to turn the pillow over to the right side and to add your filling. [Pic below shows the space between the X's that I left open]
Tadaaaaa,  trim your corner seams, turn over and press.
Now to stuff your pillow and hand sew opening closed.
FINISHED!!! Easy-Peazy and most definitely stunning!
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Pillows make by followers
Pillow made by Dawn M. from face book. Isn't her background fabric perfecto for the fox? Dawn did an awesome job on this pillow cover.

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21 comments

  1. Really cute:)!!! I'll have to get it a try. Thanks for the tutorial:)

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    1. You're welcome Brittany, please share if you make a pillow!

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  2. Yes, that's one fabulous pillow! Gold is my new favorite color! I have not thought of having a gold fox though!

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    1. I know right! Gold should be everyone's favorite color!

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  3. Love!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial and the pattern for the appliqué:)

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    1. It was supper cute I was glad to share! Thanks fro stopping by!

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  4. That is such a cute idea Michelle! Love it and thanks for always sharing!
    Hugs
    Shari
    MyDailyThreadz

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  5. Ooo am gonna try this in the future. I will also share on my page. For some reason I have become addicted to DIY home projects. My addiction has not been active but I have saved tons of projects. Working on a cushion at the moment for a charity crafts fair. Strangely I have a craving to make scores of cushions hehe.

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    1. Thanks Joy, this is my favorite pillow next to my poinsettia pillows!

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  7. How cool is this project? Very cool! I can even do this one. Thanks for sharing, you should sell these pillows I know people would buy them.

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    1. Thanks Cindy you may see this on Etsy one day....keep your eye out!

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  8. Such a cool idea.. And I love the foxy-ness of it

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    1. YOU get me! Thanks this is one of my simple DIY's that has an EPIC look!

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  9. I have just made this today, thanks for the design I love it :-)

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    1. SUPER!!! Please send me a picture so that I can post it! thatblackchic@gmail.com

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  10. I just saw your post on sewmamasew.com. LOVE that fox. I'll definitely make it after the holidays! Thanks for the pattern.

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