Cat Mermaid Pillow Tutorial

Cat Mermaid Pillow Tutorial

Aimee recently created an adorable cat mermaid pillow on Spoonflower. I offered to be her tester and while I was sewing up the pillow, I took photos for a quick tutorial.

Cat Mermaid Pillow

(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.

Cat Mermaid Pillow

Cut out all the pieces along the black lines.

Cat Mermaid Pillow

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.

Cat Mermaid Pillow

Stitch around the edge of the pillow using a 1/4″ seam allowance.

Cat Mermaid Pillow

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.

Cat Mermaid Pillow

Flip inside out. Use a tool to help gently poke out all the edges.

Cat Mermaid Pillow

This step is optional but I like to press the fabric to smooth out any wrinkles.

Cat Mermaid Pillow

And now stuff with batting! I use a chopstick to shove the batting in and I like to stuff my pillows very very full.

Cat Mermaid Pillow

Pin the opening shut and slip stitch to close up the pillow.

Cat Mermaid Pillow

And done! Yay cute pillows!

Cat Mermaid Pillow

Cat Mermaid Pillow Tutorial was originally published on Confused Kitty Creations

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