Cut into 2.5″ strips – it doesn’t matter how long they are, just get a nice assortment.
Cut the strips into random lengths – using your scissors, gasp!! You can use a rotary cutter – I am all about speed when I sew and the scissors seemed faster!
I went pretty random and did not pay attention to the pattern – I like how it’s scrappy.
Cut a piece of fusible fleece 19″ square and iron it to the wrong side of the lucky pillow top.
Prepare the pillow back….
From your backing fabric cut (1) 4.5″ x 19″ and (1)16″ x 19″
Cut a 4.5″x 19″ strip from a green fabric
Lay the pieces out like this with the zipper. Press the green piece in half lengthwise.
Turn the zipper over, align with the top of the large back piece and sew using a zipper foot along the edge:
Sew the opposite side of the zipper adding the green strip, layer like this:
My backing fabric was a heavy woven fabric, I choose to zigzag my seams because they were already starting to fray. Press the seams away from the zipper. Put the zipper pull in the center of the pillow and cut the excess zipper off both edges.
Place the pillow front on the pillow back with right sides together. Pin all the way around. Make sure the zipper is open so you can turn it after it’s sewn. Sew all the way around the pillow using a generous 1/4″ seam.