Double-sided Sleeping Pillow

Time required: 1.5 hours

Snuggle up with a pillow that takes you from day to night with ease.  This fun-to-squeeze double-sided pillow has a wide-eyed expression on one side, and flips over to reveal a sleepy face on the other side. Since felt doesn’t fray, its raw edges can be left unfinished, making this a great project for beginners and for kids.

Materials

  • Brother Sewing Machine (this project was made on The Dream Machine)
  • Yellow thread
  • Purple, medium-weight felt
  • White, medium-weight felt
  • Yellow, medium-weight felt
  • Teal, medium-weight felt
  • Polyester fill batting
  • Fabric scissors

Instructions

1. Cut the purple felt into two rectangles, each 16” w x 21” l (41 cm x 53 cm).

2. Sketch character faces until you find two expressions you’re happy with.

3. Cut the different felt colours into the shapes you’ve drawn.

4. Place the felt shapes onto each piece of purple fabric, positioning them where you want them.

5. Topstitch the felt shapes in place using an over edge zigzag. (I left the eyelash ends unsewn to give it a fluttery effect.)

6. With wrong sides together, sew the two purple rectangles together using a zigzag stitch 2” (5 cm) away from the fabric raw edge, leaving an 8” (20 cm) opening for inserting the batting.

7. Stuff the pillow with batting until your desired density has been achieved, then sew the remaining edge closed.

8. Using your fabric scissors, cut the raw edges of the felt in a wave shape for added interest.

You’re done! Lay back and count some sheep while cuddling your new, felt friend.

About Denise Wild
Sewing, crafting and DIY expert, Denise Wild combines her enthusiasm and expertise to create easy-to-follow tutorials for simple, stylish projects that showcase valuable tips and tricks. Founder of LoveSewing magazine, Denise is also a brand spokesperson, TV host, author and magazine editor. Get inspired to create your very own projects with personalized style. Learn more about Denise at denisewild.com or follow her on Facebook at @medenisewild.

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