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Easy Recycled Tied-Fleece Pillows

Posted by Shannon L. Buck on December 27, 2008

I did not even think to get pictures of these, but I can tell you how they were made.

To begin, I had two child-size double layer tied fleece blankets. Each were blue on the front piece, and teddy bears on the other piece. I know longer have small children, so they weren’t needed. My nephew took them apart and I washed them and dried them.

I also had two small living room throw pillows that were in need of repair. Rather than repair the fronts of these, I cut only the first layer of the fronts off and washed and dried the pillows.

I had fluff as well, in the shape of a long pillow form.

I started with the big pillow form for my 9 year old niece. I cut the two blue pieces to size on two sides only, so I wouldn’t have to cut as many fringes. When you do this, remember to leave enough fabric to fringe and tie. I be sure to cut both layers together to be sure that they are even. I do the same with the next step, which is cutting the fringes.

I usually do these types of projects with luck rather than measuring.

I tied it all up around the pillow form.

Now, I did the same for the two smaller pillows, using 1 blanket for each.

I have fleece left over, and the three projects took me only one evening to finish. No actual sewing was necessary.



4 Responses to “Easy Recycled Tied-Fleece Pillows”

  1. Thats like me…I sew by hand and so I just do it…it’s not all planned out. Good job!

  2. Brooke said

    I just wanted to make a suggestion for the leftover fleece you have from the blankets, if you have enough you can make a REALLY cute set of winter hats, mittens, and scarves…maybe you could get a head start on NEXT years xmas with those! My friend showed me some she made out of fleece and my god it was so cute and she said fleece is a DREAM to sew with, and all you have to do is trace the childs hand for the mitten shape and sew! The scarf would be super simple, and the hat…well I’m sure I could figure something out if I had too lol

    Great idea with the pillows! I bet a fleece covered pillow feels GREAT. 🙂

  3. Freat suggestions Brooke, and thank you. I may do that for nieces, the scarf and mittens anyway.

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