Sad to say that I started these floor pillows when Emily was 1 (2006). I made the yellow one in 2006, then in 2009 I made the pink one. Then that's it. I had intended to make more using the other colors from this fairy fabric I have had since the early 90's but ....
Well I finally made them all! I'm not in love with this fabric anymore and would have chosen something else but I wanted them all to match the ones I had started so long ago.
*when I asked Ava what does E stand for she said Shirt. And Handle starts with B. So happy she starts kindergarten in the fall:) I had to ask Ava these questions away from Emily or she would have corrected her and then had an argument and Ava would be in tears insisting that E stands for Shirt!
The pattern is an old one. Very old. It's Vogue 7567. But here is a free tutorial.
I ironed Pellon, 1-sided fusible fleece (the link shows it in a package but I bought it off the roll) to all the pieces after they were cut out to make it more durable (all 5 of the cushions were made like this). I used packaged piping and heavy duty make-you-own zippers.. There is a handle and in the picture below is a little square I added over each zipper. This was because at the time Emily liked to unzip everything and yank out whatever was in there. I also used large square (30"x30""??) pillows to "stuff" the cushions with. This was much easier and more economical than making a muslin lining and stuff it with stuffing then sewing it closed then stuffing it in the cushion like the pattern suggested. I bought big huge square ones from Ikea. If the pillow is rigid then the square won't work in a round cushion. I bought the feather ones that are really squishy.
Done! So happy to check that off my to-do list. And to use up some of that fabric but I still have sooooo much left!