PATTERN MIDI COTTON / BIG COTTON – PILLOW ROUND
Needed: Midi Cotton / Big Cotton – inner cushion – needle and thread – scissors
Step 1 : Remove the cotton from the box. Find the beginning and place the cotton next to / in front of you.
Step 2 : Make a starting loop by passing the cotton thread through the opening from below – photo 1,2 and 3. Do this 5 more times so that you have a row of 6 loops – photo 4.
Check the bottom of this pattern for an indication of the number of loops and rows per size and material. In this pattern, we assume a 45 cm pillow made with Big Cotton.
Step 3: Now pull your cotton thread from the bottom through the side of the first loop of the row as well as through the loop you just made – photo 5. This will create a circle with a loop on it – photo 6.
Step 4 : Pull a loop through all the sides of the round. At the end, you will have a round with 6 raised loops – photo 7.
Step 5 : Pull a loop through each thread next to the previous 6 loops – photo 7. At the end you will have a round with 12 loops – photo 8. It’s not a nice or neat round, you don’t have to worry about that yet. This is the bottom of your pillow.
Step 6 : Thread a loop through each of the 12 loops. Do this 7 more times, so in total you will go around 8 times.
Tip 1 : Put a piece of thread in/around the first of your 12 loops, so you know when you are round.
Tip 2 : Turn your work over after 3 rounds, so you can work with the bulge that is about to form.
Tip 3 : How to attach your yarn to a new ball
This is how to attach the thread of a new ball: From both ends, fold the cotton back a bit and cut 5 cm from the white stuffing. Fold the cotton over to the inside. Tuck (fiddle 😊) one end into the other, and attach with small stitches all around – photos 14, 15 and 16.
Step 7 : On the inside of your pillow, attach the beginning thread somewhere, with needle and thread – photo 9. It doesn’t matter where, as long as it doesn’t stick out on the outside.
Step 8: Place an inner pillow on the ‘bottom’ of your pillow – photo 10.
Stap 9 : Pull a small loop through each of your 12 loops. Don’t make these last loops too big, as it won’t look as pretty for the top of your pillow. Cut your thread generously. Pull the thread from the left or right through all 12 loops and pull well – photo 11. You will now see a star shape and your pillow is closed – photos 12 and 13.
Stap 10: Taking the end of the loop, fold the cotton outward and cut a piece of the inner batting – like photo 14. Now fold the cotton a bit inward, so you don’t see a frayed edge anymore. Lay the end flat where you want to sew it on, somewhere under another loop. Take a needle and thread and sew the cotton in this way.
Your self-made pillow is ready !
Photos at tip #3, joining 2 balls of cotton thread together.
With this pattern you will make a round pillow of about 45 cm, measured from seam to seam. If you want to make a different size, you can use this guideline:
|BIG COTTON||30 cm||45 cm|
|MIDI COTTON||30 cm||45 cm|
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