You can make a Deer head pillow with these easy to follow instructions. Perfect for home decor you can make several out of different colors and fabrics to add style to a room. This Deer Head Pillow tutorial makes a pillow slip cover that is suitable for a 12″ square pillow form. You can experiment with enlarging/decreasing it for different sizes.
1/3 yard fleece
1/3 yard contrast fabric – quilting cotton works well
12″ square pillow form
Deer Head Pillow Tutorial
Using the pattern piece provided, cut 1 square of fleece and 1 square of contrast fabric. You will also need 2 pieces of fleece measuring 12.5″ x 10.5″ (there is no pattern piece for these, simple measure out the rectangle).
Trace the deer design onto tissue paper.
Place the contrast fabric right side up. Lay the fleece on top, also right side up. Place the tissue paper on top of the fleece and pin all three layers together.
Stitch around the deer design, right through the tissue paper. The tissue paper acts as a stabilizer as well.
Once you are finished stitching, the tissue paper easily tears away.
With a small pair of sharp scissors, very carefully cut away the fleece on the INSIDE of the deer to expose the contrast below. You are ONLY cutting away the fleece, close to the stitching line, and not cutting the contrast fabric. This technique is called reverse applique.
Take the two remaining fleece rectangles and fold over one long end to the wrong side by 1″. Topstitch in place.
With right sides together, place both rectangles on top of the pillow front, with the hemmed edges overlapping in the middle.
Stitch around the perimeter.
Clip the corners.
Turn right side out and insert the pillow form.
Click on the image below to download your free printable pattern piece.
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