I can’t believe fall is finally upon us and summer is over. How did summer happen so fast? Summer is still on my mind and as we transition to the colder weather and to being more indoors, I figured I should just bring a little summer inside in the form of a pineapple pillow. This DIY pineapple fleece DIY pillow is quick and easy to make and will blend in nicely with all other couch pillows. That is if your kids don’t steal it.
Supplies needed to make your own pineapple DIY pillow:
- Apple Green Polyester Fleece
- Yellow Polyester Fleece
- Coordinating Thread
- Download Free Pineapple Patterns HERE and HERE
First cut out the pineapple pattern. Cut out of the yellow fabric two of the bottom of the pineapple and two for the top of the pineapple. For the bottom of the pineapple, the pattern will indicate that you cut on the fold for each piece.
After it is cut out, it’s time to make diagonal sewing lines on the yellow fabric. Make your lines about 3 1/2 inches apart from each other. To make the lines straight while sewing, I placed tape right to next to where I wanted to sew. The first time I did it, I accidentally sewed on the tape and it was hard to get the tape off, so be careful and DON’T sew on the tape if you use tape. Once you do one side, then do diagonal lines on the other side. As pictured below.
Next, take you’re two pineapple top pieces and sew them together along the edge leaving about a 1/4 inch seam allowance. I was going to turn it right side out, but I really liked the sharpness that the unfinished edges gave, plus fleece doesn’t fray so I decided to leave it as it was. After I sewed the pieces together, I stuffed it with poly fill.
After the top is stuffed, place the two pineapple bottom right side together and sandwich the green pineapple top in the middle of it.
Then pin it all together. Starting at the bottom of the pineapple, sew all the way around leaving about a 5 inch gap open at the bottom. After sewing turn right side out and hand stitch up the bottom with a simple whip stitch.
And your adorable new fleece pineapple DIY pillow is now complete!