I couldn't justify spending a lot of money on a MacKenzie-Childs pillow. So I did what I know best - imitate it for less by making it myself!
I took a MacKenzie-Childs fabric napkin that measure 18"square, some black fabric from Hobby Lobby, a pillow insert and some fringe and turned it into a pillow:
I wanted it to be just a cover on the insert so the back has two pieces, that overlapped, making it easy to insert or remove the pillow form:
I sewed the edges of the back pieces to hide the raw edges and stitched the 2 pieces to the napkin (right sides together)
The most important thing to remember when stitching corners is to cut them in a diagonal to reduce the bulk when they are turned right-side out:
This will give you nice sharp corners:
This is the pillow with the pillow form inside - perfect fit!
But it needed trim! I hand sewed the fringe to the front of the pillow:
And this is how the reverse side looks - if you look closely, you will see the opening which will make it easy to remove the pillow form:
MacKenzie-Childs sells their Courtly Check pillows for $100-$150 - so this was an inexpensive way to create my own!
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