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Make pillows inspired by your favorite artists!
I made these Matisse pillows inspired by his beautiful paper cut artwork so that I could have art on my sofa and not just on my walls. I love how colorful they are!

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  • How to sew an applique cushion. Artist Pillows  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Heavy white cotton fabric
    Cotton broadcloth in different colors
    E-6000 Stitchless Iron On Glue
    Pillow stuffing
    Iron
    Sewing machine
    Scissors
    Yarn
    Matisse inspiration

  • How to sew an applique cushion. Artist Pillows  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Lightly draw out the shapes on the colorful broadcloth fabric and then cut out
    Figure out the placement on your pillow fabric
    *I made my pillows 20" x 20"
    Carefully squeeze the E-6000 Stitchless glue around the edges of your cutouts

  • How to sew an applique cushion. Artist Pillows  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Iron the cutouts in place until the glue disappears
    Pin the back of the pillow over the ironed-on cutouts
    Using 1/2" seam allowance, stitch around the pillow and leave an 8" opening so that you can turn it right side out
    Clip the corners at an angle
    *Clipping the corners leaves less bulk in the corners when you turn it right side out

  • Step 4

    Watch the video tutorial here:

  • How to sew an applique cushion. Artist Pillows  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Stuff the pillow and stitch closed
    If you want to, create yarn tassels for the corners in different colors and stitch them on

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