I found a crazy good deal on stuffing at JoAnne fabrics, I think it was about $1 a bag. So I filled up my cart and decided to make an oversized floor pillow with all that cheap stuffing. Well that was 3 years ago. I had grand plans on making the floor pillow with a zippered cover, bright colored pipping, and a handle. All those details were just too much, and I never got around to making it. So I decided to just make a basic simple square pillow.
In less than an hour the floor pillow was done and I’m thrilled with it. Partly because I’ve been storing all that stuffing in my craft closet the last 3 years. Now I have room for more crafty junk!
Cut 6 pieces each measuring 20″ by 20″ (or whatever size squares you want).
Sew the 4 sides together (remember always sew good sides together), but begin and end sewing about 1/4″ from each end. You’ll need that space to add the top and bottom pieces (it will make sense when you go to sew it all together, trust me). Sew sides together, so you will end up with a circle (I forgot to take a picture at this step).
I used 1/4″ seam allowance, just be sure to keep it consistent with whatever size seam allowance you pick.
Leave about a 7″ opening on one edge. Now flip fabric right side out. Make sure all the corners were sewn closed. You don’t want to stuff it and then find a hole.
Now stuff, stuff, and stuff. It takes a lot. Some of my bags of stuffing were already opened so it’s hard to say how many I used but I would guess it was about 5 or 6 regular sized bags.
If you can’t find a good deal on stuffing like I did, you could also use the stuffing from old pillows, comforters, or duvets. Maybe even pick some up at Goodwill.
Now sew closed by hand. Enjoy your floor pillow that took you less than an hour to make!
Doesn’t it feel good to actually complete a project?