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How to Make Pillow Ornies

    • 1). Draw or trace a rectangle, circle, heart or other simple shape onto the fabric. A cookie cutter, coloring book line drawing or shaped pattern can be used to make the design. Whimsical pillow ornies can be made in the shape of fruit, vegetables, flowers and characters such as a snowman or animal.

    • 2). Cut out two pieces of the same shape with sewing shears.

    • 3). Decorate the top piece of the fabric with an embroidered word, character or vintage embroidery pattern. You can sew appliques, cloth pieces or fabric bows to the center of the pillow top. If you are making a character such as a snowman sew small buttons onto the circular face for eyes, orange stitching or felt for a nose and black beads for a smile. Be sure to leave a 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch seam allowance around the decorated area.

    • 4). Pin the two pieces of fabric together. If you are sewing the pillow closed with a running stitch, pin the pieces wrong-side out. When making a blanket stitch closure, pin the pieces right-side out.

    • 5). Sew the pillow ornie on three sides with a sewing machine or by hand. Thread an embroidery needle with two strands of a contrasting color of embroidery floss for the blanket stitch on a small ornie. Use three strands for a 4-inch or larger ornie pillow shape to make the blanket stitch.

    • 6). Stuff the ornie pillow with little pieces of fiberfill until it is neatly and evenly filled. Turn the edges of the open end inward and insert a pin into the fabric to secure it. Hand sew the opening closed with short running stitches. If the pillow has been finished with a blanket stitch do not turn the ends in. Blanket stitch the end closed.

    • 7). Attach a segment of cording, ribbon or wire for a hanger by sewing it in place.

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