Reversible cloud pillow

Since I had a whole collection of raindrop pillows that I made for my guest post over at fortunecookiez.be, I couldn’t but sew a cloud pillow as well.

Blije wolkA reversible one for that. Angry on one side, happy and sunny on the other side.

Boze wolkDo you want to make your own? You can find the free pattern below.

What do you need?

  • Fleece fabric in 2 colours: white and grey
  • Black and red embroidery thread, for the eyes and the mouth. For my first version I used flock film, but it doesn’t stick that well to fleece
  • Pink felt: for the blushy cheeks
  • Stuffing
  • Drawing chalk
  • A small bar of soap

 How to make it

  1. Print the pattern, cut it out, and glue the parts together.
    wolkpatroonpdf
  2. Place the pattern on the right side of the white fleece, with the printed side facing you, and use your chalk to draw it on the fabric.
  3. Add 1 centimeter seam allowance, and cut the fabric.
  4. Flip your paper pattern, with the printed side facing downwards. Place it on the right side of the grey fleece and use your chalk to draw it on the fabric.
  5. Add 1 centimeter seam allowance, and cut the fabric.
  6. Pin both parts together, right sides facing each other.
  7. Sew both parts together, but leave an opening at the bottom, so you can stuff your cloud.
  8. Clip the seams, and pay extra attention to the small corners.
  9. Turn, so the right side is now on the outside.
  10. Stuff your cloud.
  11. Fold the seams of the opening inwards, and sew closed using an invisible seam.
  12. Do the faces:
    • Use the soap (or use chalk) to draw the faces on the cloud, then embroider over it.
    • Take the pink felt and cut out 2 pink circles, and sew them on your cloud.

WolkI prefer to sew the faces on when the pillows are already stuffed, since it gives me a better view of what the end result will look like. Downside is that some stuffing may come out again when you pull your needle through. But you can pick those off afterwards.
Boze wolk

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