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Donut Pillow - Cute DIY

Cute-Cute-Cute!

How can you look at this and not want to RUN TO MICHAEL'S, LIKE RIGHT NOW?! As soon as I saw this on A Beautiful Mess, my heart melted! LOL <3 <3 <3 If your's is melting now, then you know what that means...go get some supplies to make this!

Supplies Needed:

-1/2 yard tan felt or fleece
-1/2 yard felt or fleece in the frosting color of your choice (like pink)
-small pieces of green, orange, yellow, white, brown, and dark pink felt
-thread in tan and frosting color
-polyfill or batting material of your choice

Tools:

-fabric scissors
-sewing machine
-fabric pen
-large circular object (like a laundry basket)
-small circular object (like a cereal bowl)
-straight pins
-sewing needle (optional)
Step One: Fold the tan fabric in half, and using a fabric pen, trace around a large, circular object from your home (like a laundry basket), or use a makeshift compass technique like I used in this past project. Cut out the two layers of fabric at the same time.
Step Two: In the middle of the stacked circles you just cut, trace around a bowl to make the inside donut hole. Then cut out the opening.
Step Three: Now trace the large circle onto the frosting-colored fabric, cut out the circle, and trace a bowl in the middle like you did in step two.
Step Four: With a fabric pen, draw a free-form shape on the fabric to mimic the look of drippy frosting, and then cut out the shape.
Step Five: Cut out small strips of felt from your craft felt squares. These will be your sprinkles.
Step Six: Lay the sprinkles somewhat randomly across the surface of your frosting-glob fabric, and pin them into place.
Step Seven: Using a straight stitch, sew each of the sprinkles into place down the middle of the felt pieces.
Step Eight: After the sprinkles have all been sewn into place and the hanging threads have been trimmed, pin the frosting glob of fabric onto one of the tan donut-shaped pieces of fabric.
Step Nine: Using a zigzag stitch, sew the frosting glob of fabric onto the tan fabric you pinned together in step eight.
Step Ten: Now pin the two tan pieces of fabric together. Normally when you make a pillow you would pin the good sides together and flip them right side out after sewing. That's not possible with a donut shape, so instead, you should sew the two pieces together right side out using a zigzag stitch along the edge. This stitch style will act almost like a serger and take care of any slightly uneven cutting of the fabric's edge. Make sure to leave an opening on the stitching around the outside of the donut so you can fill the pillow with batting.
Step Eleven: Reach your hand through the opening you left in the stitching and stuff the pillow with batting.
Step Twelve: Pin the opening closed, and either use your sewing machine (which requires quite a bit of finesse) or a needle and thread to close the opening.
If you loved this project, you're going to love the Dollhouse Pillow! Have you seen it? Click here to see how to make it. I promise you, it's super cute!
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