Shelly Morgan and her best friend Jennie work together at Coral & Co., sharing some of their favorite tutorials and great southern style. Shelly grew up with horses, her dad is a jockey and she was born in Lexington, Kentucky! She made this Horseshoe Pillow Pattern and Tutorial so you can make one for your favorite horse fan.
Shelly is having a fabric giveaway at Coral & Co., sponsored by Glam Fabrics who provided Derby Style collection fabric for the tutorial. Hop over for a chance to win!
You will need:
- 3/4 yard fabric for the main pillow section
- 1 yard contrasting fabric for the piping
- 10 yards of cord for the piping
- Pillow stuffing
- Horseshoe Pillow Pattern
Cut 2″ strips on the bias to make piping. Place two strips right sides together perpendicularly and sew 1/4″ from right top to left bottom.
Iron seams flat.
Wrap binding around piping cord and pin at top. Leave the end open for later. Continue to pin all the way down the rest of the piping to hold in place.
Baste down piping following the edge of the cord as a guide. Starting at the bottom middle, baste the piping along the edge of horseshoe pattern using a 5/8″ seam allowance. Sew all the way around stopping when you reach where you started.
Since this is a curvy pattern you will need to clip the curves and corners quite a bit to make the piping sit nicely.
I clipped approximately every inch or so and more along the corners.
Cut the ends of the piping a few inches from where it meets the middle on the pillow. Rip out the basting stitches from the end and open the fabric to allow the cord to show.
Cut the cord to where the piping ends meet in the center on the pillow.
Join both ends where they meet and sew a straight line down the center. Clip ends and close around the cording.
Cut two strips of main fabric 36.5″ wide by 3.5″ tall.
Attach both strips together with right sides facing on short ends using a 1/2″ seam.
Place seam of the side panel in the bottom middle. Pin side panel all the way around the pillow stopping when you get to where you started.
Sew around edges using a 5/8″ seam allowance. Clip on the upper corners. It may help to fold the top corners into the center to sew easily without extra fabric getting caught in the needle.
When sewing the side panel I prefer to place the horseshoe shaped panel on top and the side panel on the bottom to let the feed dogs even out the fabric that gathers a bit as the piping is sewn on.
Backstitch when you reach where you started to secure the piping. Repeat steps with the second side of the horseshoe pillow piece, leaving a 4″ – 6″ opening at the bottom.
Turn pillow right side out and stuff with your preferred stuffing.
Slip stitch opening shut and you are done! You have an fun horseshoe shape pillow than any horse loving kid will adore.