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DIY Gift Series: Mountain Pillow

by Kate Pruitt


This mountain pillow is the second project in our holiday DIY gift series with Merrilee Liddiard of Mer Mag. You can check out last week’s project, a lovely bleach-dot clutch, by clicking here. Enjoy! — Kate

I don’t know about you, but I’m loving all things mountains of late, and this simple snow-peaked pillow is just the thing to sate my need for high altitudes while staying warm and cozy indoors. — Merrilee

Read the full how-to after the jump . . .

Materials

  • thick fabric for the base of the mountain (I used a solid heavyweight gray suiting fabric for mine.)
  • white fabric for the snow peaks (I used a shearling white faux fur fabric for my peaks.)
  • mountain pillow pattern
  • corresponding thread
  • sewing pins
  • sewing machine
  • stuffing

 

Instructions

1. Using the pattern, cut out two mountain pieces. The pattern is 20″ x 20″, so if you don’t own a large-format printer, you can either print it out in tiles and tape them together, or you can take it to your local print shop and have them print it out in a large format there.


2. Cut out one snow-peaked shape from the pattern and pin it to the top of one of the mountain pieces of fabric.


3. Stitch the snow fabric to the top of one piece of mountain fabric. Be sure to stitch all the way around the snow peak shape.


4. With right sides together, pin the back of the mountain to the front.


5. With 5/8″ seam allowance, stitch all the way around the mountain shape, leaving an opening at the bottom for turning and stuffing.


6. Clip corners and trim the seam allowance.


7. By reaching into the lower opening, turn the pillow right-side out. Make sure peaks and corners are turned out nicely. You can use a wooden dowel for corners if you wish.


8. Fill mountain pillow with stuffing.


9. Adjust stuffing, filling peaks and corners, until you are happy with your pillow. Again, you can use your wooden dowel to help with this step.


10. Slip stitch the lower part of the mountain closed.


11. Now sit back and enjoy your little piece of alpine goodness. Or share this with a friend for the perfect snow-peaked present!

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