I am so excited to share this tutorial with you! It is my entry into The Sew Off for this week’s theme of Home Decor. I didn’t technically make it into the second round, but someone unfortunately had to step out of the competition, so I get another chance. To see the Addison Ruffle Dress that was my first entry, click here. But now it’s time to see this weeks entry. Don’t forget to stop by and
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I love it so much! It was inspired by old comic books, like the ones I used for Aubrey’s Name HERE. I wanted to separate the different fabrics in the style of comic book blocks. To do this I added red piping in between the fabric pieces. I pieced this together like a quilt (which I still plan to make) and just put the piping between the pieces. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how it turned out.
So does Aubrey : )
The different fabrics I used were Captain America, The Avengers, Star Wars, and Batman. All of which I bought at Joann’s Fabric. Use those coupons!
The hardest part about this pillow was sketching out the sizes of each piece. SO to help make it easier for you, I have a diagram. YAY!
This diagram is based on a pillow case for a 12 x 16 pillow
Please note: this diagram includes all seam allowances and is what I drew up to accommodate my fabric choices…. feel free to use whatever sizes you want!
Now let’s start the tutorial for the
Comic Book Superhero Pillow
What you need:
– Fabric for the top part of the pillow
– Fabric for the back of the pillow
– 1 Package of piping (unless you are making a bigger pillow, you might need more)
– I used a zipper foot for attaching the piping
First cut out all your fabrics according to the chart above. For the entire top portion of this pillow we will be using 1/4″ seam allowances.
Next I cut the pieces of piping to go in between each of the fabric pieces. I did one long piece down the center horizontally, just fyi. To attach the piping, I sewed mine on to onto the right side of the fabric following the thread on the piping as a guide. Then I placed the adjacent piece of fabric right sides together, sandwiching the piping between the two pieces. Then I used my first stitch (that attached the piping) as a guide when sewing. See picture
Then just continue the process until you have piping between all your pieces.
Then I pressed the top and top stitched next to all the piping just to help it “pop” a little.
and here is the finished top
Now to finish the rest of the pillow I used an envelop closure on the back and inserted my pillow!
Don’t you just love it? I can’t wait to finish Aubrey’s Superhero Room when we move!