Turkey Pillow Tutorial

Can you believe it’s almost Thanksgiving? Well, in the spirit of one of the greatest Holiday’s of the year, here is a Tutorial for an adorable bit of Thanksgiving decoration.

I am going to turn it over to one of my very best friends, Katie, to walk you through the Turkey Pillow making process.

(aren’t we cute! That is me and Katie last year in Chicago – remember her Santa Barbara bachelorette party?)

Without further adieu, here’s Katie!

“My mom had taken some photos of a pillow with a felt owl on it, and we both thought it was adorable. However, we wanted to do something fall-related, so we thought, why not a turkey!

We looked around the internet for some inspiration. There were some cute felt turkeys, so we used elements of the ones we liked. We liked the multi-colored tail but made it much, much bigger. We also liked the look of the blanket stitching around the edges, so we did that too.

(all images via google search)

                      We went to Joanne’s and bought some colorful felt. We already had everything else we needed: embroidery floss, small black beads for eyes, sharp scissors, and burlap for the pillowcase.

We drew a pattern for our turkey and cut it out, pinned it to the felt, and assembled all our pieces. We decided to hand-sew the turkey, so it took quite a bit of time.

 For the turkey body, we cut out two pieces, sewed on the faces, stitched most of them together, then stuffed them a little bit and finished the stitching. Then it was just a matter of sewing each layer of the tail onto the body. We used a blanket stitch in the color of the following layer on the edges.

  Then we cut our burlap (yay, another use for it!), and made our pillowcases. I decided to hand-sew my turkey on after I made the pillowcase so he wouldn’t get hurt. And voila! Turkey pillow!”

Isn’t that just the cutest! I can’t wait to make one. Thanks Katie! Happy Turkey Making everyone!


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