For the Pillow
1/2 yard fleece (you could really use several different kinds of fabric for this pillow)
Pillow form (I have just been using old throw pillows from around the house)
Ribbon of various colors and widths
Download the free pattern here.
1 – Cut out the pattern
Print up the pattern (you can get assembly instructions here . Cut out 1 of each of the pattern pattern piece.
2 – Lay out your design
Layout and pin the ribbon in the pattern or design you want. – keep in mind that if you want to be able to clip flowers to the pillow you need to be able to leave gaps in the ribbon.
Sew the ribbon onto the front. I sewed a line straight across all the ribbon every 4 inches or so. Use your best judgment. If you aren’t planning on sticking flowers on the pillow you can applique them to the front by running a zigzag stitch along each edge of the ribbons,
3- Turn under back edge
Turn under the edge of the top back piece one inch and sew using a straight stitch along the edge of the fabric.. If you are using fleece, felt or t-shirt knit there is no need to do this to the bottom piece. However, if you are using any other fabric you will need to turn under the side closest to the center of the pillow 1/4 inch and sew close to the edge of fabric.
4 – Sew the pillow together
With the top of the pillow right side facing up, lay the top back piece on top of the pillow, line up and pin, then lay back bottom piece on pillow, pin. Now using a 1/2 seam allowance sew all the way around the pillow.
5 – Final Steps
Trim threads, trim corners, turn right side out. Insert pillow form. Tada! Now you have a great pillow.
If you want to add flowers you can do so now. For a tutorial on the satin flowers you can go here. For a fleece flower you can go here.
The great part about using and “envelope” pillow design is that it slides off easy for washing, and can be changed out for the seasons or a room refresh.