Last weekend I finally got a lot of little sewing projects done. I hemmed a pair of pants and a skirt, I mended a pair of mittens and while I had the sewing machine out I made this sheep skin pillow. Here’s how.
I had a sheep skin that I’d already used a part of and cut a square the size of my pillow + hem allowance. Then I used another scrap piece of fabric and cut an equally large square out of that which I zig zagged and bought a zipper.
By the way, sheep skin should be cut with a razor blade from the back. That way the pelt stays intact on the sides.
Sewing was easier than I expected. I just used the “universal” needle that was already in the machine which worked well.
First I attached the zipper on one side and then the backing fabric on the other side and ended up with this.
After opening the zipper up I had the right sides facing each other and pinned the three remaining sides. Before I pinned I made sure the pelt was facing inward so I wouldn’t run over it too much with the thread.
To finish off I snipped the corners to make them less bulky when turning the whole thing right side out.
And hey presto!