DIY Room Decor: How To Make A Fur Pillow

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Cozy up with a fabulous furry pillow at a fraction of the retail cost. Just a half yard of faux fur yields two of these fuzzy accents!

Skill Level: Easy
Time Required: 30 minutes
Project Cost: $15
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What You Need

Materials

  • 1/2 yard faux fur
  • Batting

Tools

  • Rotary cutter or utility knife
  • Measuring tape
  • Needle & thread or sewing machine

Instructions

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1. Fold your faux fur in half the short way. Cut in half by slicing the backing with a rotary cutter or utility knife, then pulling the fur apart. Each panel will create one pillow.

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2. Fold each panel in half the short way, right sides together.

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3. Sew three of the sides together, leaving a hole in the fourth side big enough for your hand.

Tip: If you're having trouble sewing the seams by machine, try hand basting first or use a walking foot instead of a general purpose foot.

4. Turn the pillow right side out, stuff with stuffing, and sew up the opening with a needle and thread. Use a large needle to pull out any fur that gets pulled into the seam.

Thanks, Sarah!

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(Image credits: Sarah Gullett)

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