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D.I.Y. No Sew Avocado Throw Pillow

Pei Sim


Paper Craft Pantry Blog DIY No Sew Avocado Pillow

We're officially back in the studio for 2017, full of inspiration and ideas for you guys!

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As we settle into the rhythm of this new year, we're cherishing the moments of down time in between the hustle and bustle of the studio. And we're basically all homebodies over here — so we think there's nothing quite like unwinding on your couch to watch your favorite tv show or Netflix series after a long week. It's even better when your couch is full of fluffy and cozy pillows!

We've D.I.Y.ed one of our favorite foods and turned it into a pillow — a no-sew pillow that's perfect for your next crafty project that's sure to be a conversation piece in your home.

PROJECT CRAFT TIME: 30 MINUTES

  • MATERIALS
  • Cotton fabric (light green, dark green & brown)
  • Fabric adhesive tape
  • Fabric adhesive sheet (by the yard)
  • Pillow stuffing
  • Scissors
  • Iron

Prepping the fabric:

Start with your dark green fabric, draw out a shape of an avocado and cut out two pieces. We traced an outline out on a scrap piece of kraft wrapping paper before cutting the fabric.

Do the same with the light green fabric and cut off 1-2" around the shape since this will serve as the "center" of your avocado.

Using the brown fabric, cut an organic circular shape that will become the "pit".

Using fabric adhesives:

Iron on the fabric adhesive sheet to the light green piece according to instructions and attach to one of the dark green pieces. And on top of that, layer your "pit" the same way!

Now attach both your dark green pieces (inside out) together around the edge using the fabric adhesive tape to form the pillow. Don't forget to leave a 2-3" opening so you can turn the pillow back out to the right side where it'll show the light green layer. You'll use this same opening to stuff your pillow!

Finishing touch:

Fill your pillow with stuffing and seal with a small piece of fabric adhesive tape!