Shag Pillow

I got together with my friend Lisa again and you know what that means…..

She has been into making pillows lately and has LOTS of cute ones.
I’m not a great sewer, but I wanted to attempt one like she made.  She had the cutest shag pillow.
Lisa originally got the idea from V and Co. and there is a great tutorial.
However, we mixed it up a little and did it a little different.  Here is what we did…
I bought 1 yard of knit fabric and 1/2 yard of a matching cotton fabric.
 I also bought a 16 X 16 pillow form.
 I cut 1 1/2 inch wide long strips and then cut them every 4 inches.
I made piles of 13 and laid them out like this.
 Then I cut my cotton fabric into a 16 1/2 in square. 
I added the 1/2 inch for the seam allowance because I wanted it to fit my pillow pretty snug.
Next, I started about 1 inch from the side and drew a line every inch.
It was hard to see on this shade of brown, so I used a black pen.
If you use a lighter color you could get by with a pencil.
 I started sewing in the middle and randomly put the strips down as I went.
Some I folded nice and and some I crinkled up so it wasn’t too “perfect!”  🙂
 Here is a closer look.
 This is a few lines into it.
 I finished the first half and then flipped it around and started from the middle and worked out again.
 I wanted an “envelope” closure on mine so that I could switch it out if I wanted too.
I just cut a 16 1/2 X 12 inch piece and a 16 1/2 X 10 inch piece.
I folded the one side over about 1/2 an inch to make it a nice finished edge.
I laid them on top of the pillow (right sides together, of course) and pinned it all the way around.
 One tip:  if you pin it like it is in the picture above, you can sew right over it
and take them out when you are finished!
(Thanks for the tip Lisa!  I learn sometime new every day!)
 Here is the finished product!  I LOVE it!
Here it is on my bed!

16 Responses to Shag Pillow

  1. Hallie 07/19/2011 at 7:23 am #

    Love it Emily!! I’m going to try this one out!

  2. Jen-CraftOManiac 07/19/2011 at 5:57 pm #

    ADORE THE SHAG PILLOW, I need one. SO CUTE. ADORE your headboard too. WINKS-jen

  3. The Stratton Family 07/20/2011 at 9:06 am #

    Love your blog! I’d love it if you came and linked your great ideas to Lovely Little Snippets!

  4. Kate @ craftwhatever 07/20/2011 at 2:08 pm #

    Love this! I need to make some new throw pillows for my living room. This might be just the thing! Thanks!

  5. Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers 07/21/2011 at 12:03 am #

    Your pillow turned out so cute! I made a shag pillow myself and decided that if I ever make more of them that I’d do what you did and make an envelope closure instead or just a regular pillow. Good job!

  6. shopannies 07/21/2011 at 8:05 am #

    like this idea will show it to my daughter the one that loves to make pillows and see if she will make me some

  7. Melanie 07/21/2011 at 9:16 am #

    Hi Emily! I love this pillow idea, and had been thinking about adding some new things to my bedding! This blog is awesome – I’m signing up to be a follower today!
    Thanks for commenting on my family recipe book yesterday @
    I’m new to blogging and having a lot of fun!

  8. Karen 07/21/2011 at 3:52 pm #

    I love it!! I may have to try this sometime:)

  9. SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime 07/21/2011 at 5:54 pm #

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  10. SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime 07/21/2011 at 7:47 pm #

    It’s me again. I pinned this in Pinterest and featured at Recognition Day Thursday. Please feel free to grab my feature button on my sidebar. Thanks for linking up at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop 🙂

  11. Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess 07/22/2011 at 8:57 pm #

    OMG! This is just fabulous! I LOVE it! Thanks so much for joining Summer Luvin’ Saturday! Your pic will be featured tomorrow! Have a great weekend! 🙂 Following your super cute blog!

  12. Modern Wivelyhood 07/23/2011 at 10:49 am #

    I love this! It’s so cute! I featured this on my Friday 5! Have a great weekend!

  13. r4 09/30/2011 at 4:13 am #

    Well, Your pillow turned out so cute. I made a shag pillow myself and decided that if I ever make more of them that I’d do what you did and make an envelope closure instead or just a regular pillow.

  14. animal pillow 01/05/2012 at 5:31 am #

    Pragmatic! I want to have a try!


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