Deer pillow can add a pleasing focal point to a sofa or armchair. Sew a pillow with different fabrics that can help coordinate your furniture with the room’s decor. This comfortable addition can use as much padding as needed for a full or narrow look. A lining bag that holds the foam pad in the pillow can make washing easy.
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Measure and mark on the paper the desired dimensions of the rectangular deer pillow with a pen and ruler. Add a 5/8 inch seam allowance on all four sides. Cut out the paper pattern. Take the pattern to the sofa or other furniture to check if the size and proportions are correct. Make any paper pattern adjustments before cutting the fabric. Fold the shrunk fabric to the right. Pin along the fabric edges. Pin the paper pattern onto the fabric. Cut two fabric rectangles with scissors.
Using a straight stitch, sew 5/8 inches from all four edges. Finish seams by leaving an opening 5 inches wide to allow insertion of the liner bag and foam pad. Trim four corners to reduce fabric bulk. Turn the cushion right side out. The deer pillow should resemble a rectangle. Place the paper pattern on the folded pre-shrunk liner fabric. Pin the pattern in the lining. Cut the lining according to the contour pattern. Sew the two parts of the lining together with a 5/8 inch seam allowance as in the steps of the fabric rectangle. Leave an opening in the liner.
Put the liner in the opening of the fabric cushion. Align the opening of the lining with the opening of the pillow. The lined rectangle stops inside the fabric rectangle. Cut the foam pad to fit the interior of the liner bag, if necessary. Put the foam pad in the opening of the liner bag. One hand sew lined opening closed with one hand needle and thread. Adjust the liner bag and cloth pad to cover the foam pad smoothly. Hand-sew the pillow again the opening with small stitches.
Gently sew around the edges of your pillow, extend the 1½-inch seam allowance and keep turning to maintain a consistent circular shape. Leaves a small opening at one end of the pillow for stuffing purposes. Back-sew along both sides of the seam to keep the stitches from tearing up. Turn the cushion straight side out. Fill your new pillow with the filling until it is as thick as you want. Press the fill at the edges first so that it is evenly filled. Fold the remaining edges of the pillow inward and pin along the curve to maintain even the circular shape of the pillow. Carefully sew along the edge by hand to finish your pillow.