HOME DECOR DIY | Painted Suede Jumbo Moon Pillow

If you didn't know already, I kinda have a thing for outer space. I hand painted some cuddle suede and made a jumbo moon pillow. It's great for cuddling on the floor, lounging on the couch, or snuggling in bed. Shannon Fabrics has many colors of Cuddle Suede, but for the perfect moon I chose Black. I used Fairfield World Poly-Fil to stuff the pillow for extra plush softness. I used Tulip soft fabric paint to create the moon, as it's flexible when dry and adheres to fabrics well.

Fairfield World and Shannon Fabric provided their supplies for their project. Fairfield World paid me to create this project. All thoughts, opinions, the tutorial, and photos are my own. I use Amazon Affiliate and Share-A-Sale links. Any purchases made using these links will result in my being paid a small commision. This does not affect the cost of your purchases.
1) Fold two large square of faux suede fabric into quarters. Using a clear quilting ruler, measure out from the folded corner down one folded side. Using that measurement and a piece of white chalk, mark out an even quarter circle shape radiating from the folded corner. I mark dots about 1" away from each other and connect them to form the quarter circle. Use straight pins to secure the layers together along the quarter circle. Cut along the chalk line. I cut my two squares into circles at the same time, but this could be done separately if desired.

2) Set one circle aside, as it's the pillow back. On the other circle, draw a crescent moon shape with chalk.

3) On the paper plate, squeeze a large glob of white fabric paint. Add a couple drops of black fabric paint. Mix well with a paint brush. Within the crescent moon shape, using a paintbrush, splotch and blend the paint, forming crater like shadows. Mix more grey paint as needed. After the 1st layer is dry, mix a lighter grey shade. Using a paintbrush, splotch the light grey over the darker grey, creating highlights. Let the layers dry completely. Rinse out the brushes in the cup of water. Dry off with a paper towel.

4) Squeeze silver fabric paint onto the paper plate. Using a paintbrush, splotch the silver paint over the moon to create shimmery highlights. Let the paint dry fully.

5) Lay the two circles together, right sides facing. Pin around the edges. Load the sewing machine with black thread. Stitch around the circle, 1/2" from the edge. Leave a 5" gap at the non-painted edge.

6) Make cuts along the circle edge, about 3" apart from each other, making sure not the cut through the stitching. Leave the gap intact. Turn the pillow case inside out. Use your fingers to shape the circle into place.

7) Adjust the sewing machine stitch length to 3.5 for a topstitch. Skipping the gap, sew 1/8" from the edge, making sure the edge is neat.

8) Fill the pillow with Poly-Fil fiber fill. I like to fluff out the stuffing before putting it inside a pillow. I think it makes the pillow less lumpy. I adjust the filling inside the pillow to smooth it out on the top. Then, I flip the pillow over and smooth out the bottom layer, adding more Poly-Fil as needed to fill in any spaces including the edges.

9) Fold in the gap, securing it closed with straight pins.

10) Thread a hand sewing needle with black thread. Fold over the thread, matching the two ends. Double knot the two ends together. Using an invisible/ladder stitch, close up the gap, removing the straight pins as needed.

11) Push the stuffing away from the close gap. At the sewing machine, Stitch along the closed gap, 1/8" from the edge. This completes the top stitching.

12) Give the pillow a big hug which both smooths out the stuffing and rewards yourself for completing the pillow.

If you're tempted to add stars to the black section, don't. Remember that the moon is a solid sphere even if it's often only partially lit. You can choose any stage of moon phase, from full to a crescent. Anything less than crescent won't look much like a moon. If you're into the sun or planets, this circle pillow tutorial can be adapted for those too. Whatever you're making, have fun with it. Happy Makery!


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