(I will finish the Moana costume tutorial. A pillow tutorial is faster to do, so I’m posting this first.)
The fabric comes as a fatquarter with Bitey, the cat mermaid, and her friend, the octopus.
Cut out all the pieces along the black lines.
With right sides together, pin the front to the back. You need to leave an opening to flip the pillow inside out. I like to use pins oriented a different direction to remind myself where to stop sewing.
Stitch around the edge of the pillow using a 1/4″ seam allowance.
Clip the corners. Try not to clip too close to the seam line though because you’re going to be stretching the seam when you stuff the pillow and you don’t want the fabric to completely fray apart.
Flip inside out. Use a tool to help gently poke out all the edges.
This step is optional but I like to press the fabric to smooth out any wrinkles.
And now stuff with batting! I use a chopstick to shove the batting in and I like to stuff my pillows very very full.
Pin the opening shut and slip stitch to close up the pillow.
And done! Yay cute pillows!