The first thing is to make two panels for the back of the pillow. I cut each two-thirds of the width of the pillow and the same height of the pillow.
|back pieces overlap to match top|
|fold back edge and stitch|
|Pin Pin Pin|
|Old Lady Pin Cushion|
I knew you were admiring my "Old Lady" pin cushion. This pin cushion began with a soap dish. I cut a piece of practice quilting to fit. I stuffed the soap dish with wool roving, glued the quilted piece to the edges of the dish, then finished it with gluing three windings of wool yarn. My sister, Mary Ann, gave me the little old lady (flea market find!) and I slipped her over the ornamental metal piece of the soap dish.
Back to the pillow tutorial:
|Use a Sturdy Stitch|
|turn right side out|
|back of completed pillow cover|
|showing back of stuffed pillow|
|pillow on back porch swing|