I am so happy to be a part of the Riley Blake Designs Home Dec Love Blog Tour! If you are new to my blog WELCOME!!!! I love all things nautical and when I saw this RBD Lobster fabric it was love at first sight! These lobster pillows are the perfect addition to your indoor or outdoor summer decorating. I like to pretend I have a sailboat and these are the perfect pillows for a relaxing cruise around the bay 🙂 You can find the Lobster fabrics on RBD website. Let’s get started!
3/4 yard each blue, cream, and red lobster print
1/2 yard natural canvas or denim
2.5 yards trim per pillow
20″ pillow form
Begin by creating a stencil. There are 2 methods I like to use. The first is to upload the graphic to my cutting program for my vinyl cutter and cut the image in vinyl and peel out the inside leaving a single-use stencil. The second way is to trace the image on plastic binder dividers and cut it out with and craft knife. This way you can use the stencil over and over. For this project I cut the images on my cutting machine.
Cut the fabrics according to the cutting guide below:
Sew the zipper in and press the zipper open. Trim off excess zipper. Baste the trim all the way around the pillow, beginning and ending at the bottom center of the pillow. I rounded the corners as I basted the trim in place. Place the pillow front to the pillow back right sides together. MAKE SURE ZIPPER IS OPEN PARTIALLY. Pin, matching edges all the way around the pillow. Sew using a generous 1/4″ seam allowance. Clip excess corners and turn right side out. Insert pillow form