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Fuzzy Spider Pillow

I could also name this post- okay, just one more pillow! I don’t know what my deal is this year, but I’m drowning in pillows at my house this year! (luckily my aunt bought the pumpkin pillow and took it off my hands or it really would be ridiculous around here 😉 )

This pillow is inspired by my EEK! Banner- I have loved this little guy ever since I glued eyes on him!

To make this pillow you will need some fun fur, felt, and background fabric as well as buttons for the eyes and a pillow form. To start decide how big you want the spider and cut out an oval shape from the fun fur. *one hint for cutting the fur, take small shallow snips at the back of the fabric so you don’t actually trim the fur, just the backing. Then, using the picture as a guide for the shape, cut out eight legs. *I have one large set, two medium sets and one small set- eight legs total. (I didn’t do it on this pillow, but if you’re going to leave the legs free like I did, you might consider putting interfacing on the felt first before you cut out the legs to give them even more body)

Then place the felt legs on another piece of felt and stitch all the way around the legs. Sorry, I know they’re hard to see in this picture. I used a blanket stitch but you could zig zag or just straight stitch them.

Cut out the legs and position them around the body on the top of the pillow (cut the background fabric to the size of your pillow form). I used pins to mark on the legs where the body covered the legs, so I knew where to stitch them on. Take the body off and sew down the legs on the inside of the body mark.
Then sew the body on.

The lighting in this picture is terrible, but I wanted to show how I sewed the fur on. I used a seam ripper like a comb to part just a small amount of fur away from the body and then stitched very close to edge of the backing. The stitches tacked down that small layer of fur, hiding the edge of the backing, and the rest of the fur hid the stitches.

Finish the back of the pillow (you will need to pin the legs together so they don’t get sewn into the cover) and you’re done. Enjoy!!

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