I really hope that you love fleece as much as I do, as it looks as if I'm in it at least waist-deep, with no sights of getting out any time soon! But seriously, if you don't like fleece I suggest some re-evaluation, after all, what's not to love? No fraying edges, lots of colors and patterns, inexpensive, vertsatile, warm, great for crafting!
And who wouldn't love to give their home just a touch of something new and cozy for the winter? You can whip out a couch full of pillows like this one in an evening, and enjoy them for months to come. My four year old saw this one and instantly started hugging it "you made it for me?" If you get smiles like the one I got, you'll want to make lots of them for all your loved ones.
- 2 pieces of fleece
- masking tape
- good scissors
- Measure pillow and cut two identically sized pieces of fleece that are 8cm (3.25") larger than the pillow all the way around. For a larger ruffle, make the piece even larger.
- Follow the instructions for the fleece blanket here to prepare the pieces of fleece.
- Sandwich the pillow between the two fringed pieces of fleece and tie the fringe at the center point of each side of the pillow, adjusting tension where necessary.
- Continue tying the fringe all the way around the pillow, being careful at corners to cover the pillow.
- That's it! For future washing, simply untie one side, slip pillow out and launder case accordingly.
- Have a nice warm, comfortable winter! (And for those of you in warm climates, or in the Southern Hemisphere moving into summer, so try this same idea with T-shirt fabric for some fun summer pillows!)