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Pluto inspired travel pillow FREE Tutorial, Pattern & Giveaway!

May 2, 2014

If you are here from Shannon Fabrics My Cuddle Corner – Welcome!  So happy to have you here!  As promised, here is the tutorial for the Pluto inspired travel pillow!

Pluto travel pillow title image

Here is what you will need:

pluto materials

Step 1:  Gather materials listed above as well as print out the pattern for the ears.

Step 2:  Cut pieces

  • 2 – 9″ x 15″ pieces of the yellow Cuddle
  • 2 – 2″ x 15″ pieces of the green Cuddle
  • 4 – ear pieces from black Cuddle

Step 3:  Pin the green 2″ x 15″ strips to each of the yellow pillow pieces

pluto pin green stripe

Sew down each long edge of the green Cuddle to secure.

pluto sew stripe

At this point you can sew a tag onto one of the pillow pieces if desired.

Step 4:  Pin the ear pieces, right sides together.  Use a lot of pins since the Cuddle can be slippery.

pluto ears pinned

Sew around the ear with a 1/4″ seam allowance, leaving the top edge open for turning.  Check your seam before turning to make sure you didn’t miss – like I did!

pluto missed ear seam

If this happens, no worries, just re-sew the seam!  Turn the ear right side out.  Repeat with other ear piece.

Step 5:  Pin the ears 2″ from the short edge of the pillow piece.  Line up the bottom of the ears with the bottom of the pillow piece.

pluto pin ears to pillow

Baste the top of the ears onto the pillow piece.

Step 6:  Pin up the ears to make sure they don’t get caught in the seam when finishing the pillow.

pluto pin ears up

Place the other pillow piece right sides together with the pillow piece with ears.  Make sure to match up the green stripe.  Pin or clip well.

pluto rst together

Sew around with a 1/2″ seam allowance, leaving a 2-3″ hole at the bottom for turning.

Step 7:  Clip the corners and turn the pillow right side out.  Stuff to desired firmness and close hole with a ladder stitch.

pluto front

Your Pluto pillow is done!

Shannon Fabrics was so generous to send me a Cuddle Kit for one of you!  This is my first giveaway, so lets keep it easy!  Just leave a comment on this post telling me who your favorite Disney character is!  I will randomly chose a winner at the end of the month, so make sure and leave your email where I can reach you!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you love your Pluto travel pillow!  And if you found this post on your own, make sure and jump over to Shannon Fabric’s My Cuddle Corner to get the Princess travel pillow tutorial and pattern!

pluto and princess finished

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