Intermediate | 1 hour
Taught by Heather Bailey
In this colorful class, Heather teaches you how to make a fun patchwork throw pillow using a mix of fabrics from her True Colors collection with FreeSpirit. Heather not only shows you how to piece together the front and back of this round, tufted pillow, but also how to make your own piping and fabric-covered buttons from scratch. The real magic happens once the pillow is stuffed and buttons are added to the center, pulling the fabric taut while creating the plush, tufted effect. The end result is a modern take on a classic retro design, sure to add a little flair to your home décor.
Learn how to:
  • Work pinning and rotary cutting techniques
  • Piece together the patchwork and iron the seams
  • Make piping
  • Stuff the pillow
  • Create a tufted, button center
  
What you’ll get:
  • A detailed lesson on how to make your own round button cartwheel pillow
  • 8 HD Video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instruction by expert instructor Heather Bailey
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students  


Chapters
Introduction
00:30
Materials
02:50
Create Pillow Front and Back
08:14
17:52
Add Piping and Finish Sewing Pillow
07:19
07:44
02:25
Finish Cartwheel Pillow
07:05
07:03
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
Materials:
  • About a yard of fabric (Heather uses 6 fat quarters from her True Colors fabric line by FreeSpirit)
  • 1/4 yard of fabric for piping (if you're making custom piping)
  • 1.5 yards of fusible interfacing
  • Bag of polyester fiberfil
  • Spool of neutral sewing thread
  • Seam ripper
  • Nylon hand sewing thread for attaching buttons
  • 2 large buttons (or buttons for covering)
  • Straight pins and pin cushions
  • Long doll makers needle (at least three inches)
  • Rotary cutter
  • Zipper foot
  • 1/4" sewing foot
  • Thread snips and fabric scissors
  • 1.75 yards of cord for piping (or pre-made piping)
  • Cutting mat
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sewing machine
  • Pattern template (in PDF)
Discussion
Notes
Your timecode tags and notes for this section
Transcript
Class Discussion
Questions or comments about this class? Join the conversation here.
6 Comments
View More Comments