I guess there is no stopping the bunny projects! Meet my newest bunny creation - Bunny Love pillow! This is a fast and easy project that will add a Folk Art Easter feel to your home.
Backing fabric, 3/4 yard
Scraps of fabric for appliqué - I used Anna Griffin's Grace line
Pom Pom trim
Pillow form or fiber fill
Heat n Bond lite
Begin by cutting the pillow front 20" x 12"
Iron the Heat n Bond lite to the back of your appliqué fabric. I used the Sizzix bunny die for the bunnies. The folk art tulip pattern can be downloaded here.
Once you have cut out your appliqué pieces, center them on the pillow front. Iron to set in place and stitch around each piece twice with black thread.
Cut the pom poms the width of the pillow and baste them into place.
For the pillow back…..
There are a few options to finish the pillow:
1. You can cut the back piece the same size as the front, sew it, turn it, stuff with fiber fill and hand stitch the opening closed.
2. I used a pillow form and put an invisible zipper in the bottom portion of the back. I cut 2 pieces for the back: 20" x 2" and 20" x 2. Set the invisible zipper joining the two pieces. For invisible zipper tutorial, click HERE.
Pin the back to the front with right sides together, making sure zipper is open. My back was a touch larger then the front, so I just trimmed off the excess. Make sure to tuck those pom pons in so they don't get caught in the seam.
Sew all the way around the pillow using 1/2" seam. Turn and insert pillow form.
OK, now this is my favorite thing in my house :)