WOVEN COLOR: The pillow is an
easy first weaving project and
adds a dash of color and texture to
6c. Cut the 2 back pieces: a back flap that measures
8" by 16" long (or the length of your fabric) and a
back piece 12" by 16" (or the length of your fabric).
6d. On the flap, fold over 1" along a long edge and
stitch it down. Cut 3 velcro strips ¾" wide by 1½"
long, then center them 1½" apart along the fold
and stitch them by hand (Figure U). Use only the
hook side of the velcro; it will adhere to the fabric
to keep the pillow closed.
Photograph by Sam Murphy
6e. To assemble the pillow, place the front piece
right side up and lay the back flap along 1 short
edge, right sides together and raw edges aligned,
with the folded edge toward the center and the
velcro facing up.
Lay the back piece along the opposite short
edge, right sides together and raw edges aligned.
The back piece should overlap the flap by about 2"
6f. Sew a ¼" seam around all the outside edges.
Turn the pillow right side out (Figure W).
6g. Make the inner pillow using muslin or scrap
fabric. Cut two 15"× 17" pieces and stitch them
around the edge, leaving about a 5" gap in the center
of 1 side. Stuff with polyester fiberfill, distributing the
stuffing evenly, and hand-stitch the side closed. Now
stuff this inner pillow into your woven creation and
close the edge with velcro.
6h. For a professional edge finish, make a 6-strand
twisted cord with dark red-orange and burnt
orange. To make this cord, I used the Incredible
Rope Machine (Figure X) but you could hand-twist
or braid a trim. Hand-sew the cord around the edge
of the pillow, tucking in the ends.