Riley Blake Designs Lobster Pillows

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Home-Dec-Love-AD-01-731x1024I 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

22″ zipper

Craft paint

stencil patterns, Click HERE and HERE for Lobster.  Click HERE and HERE for BEACH letters

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:

pillow cutting instructionsProceed to stencil the letters and the lobster on the corresponding cuts of fabric.

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riley blake lobster pillow 15Once the paint has dried, heat set the image with a hot iron.  Piece the strips together as shown in the picture.  Press seams and top stitch along seams.

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riley blake lobster pillow 12Now prepare the back.  Make sure to have your cat inspect and sit on all fabrics!!

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Cut the back pieces 20″ x 20″riley blake lobster pillow 8

Make a cut at the 4″ mark.  This is where the zipper will go.riley blake lobster pillow 9

Sew the zipper in and press the zipper open.  Trim off excess zipper.riley blake lobster pillow 10   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 formriley blake lobster pillow 13

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