Make a Unicorn Plush Pillow

Talk about a fun DIY project, this one of a kind Unicorn Plush Pillow is perfect for a cute kid's bedroom decoration or a unique gift. Let's get started on making your very own.

First, Go to my blog and download your free PDF unicorn pillow pattern. Print the pattern out on 4 pieces of letter sized paper, and then tape the pieces together to create the unicorn shape.

Next, pin the pattern to your fabric, folded in half, and then cut out the pattern to create two unicorn shaped pieces from the fabric.With fabric scissors, cut out a piece of the gold glitter iron-on to match the shape of the unicorn’s horn.Iron the gold glitter iron-on to the fabric following the directions on the package.

Cut out unicorn stars and eyes pattern onto the gold glitter iron-on with your Cricut machine. (I have a free pattern for you to use on my blog) If you don't have a Circuit machine, you will need to cut them out by hand.  Iron the stars and the eye on to the unicorn fabric shape.

Use this photo for a placement reference.

To make the front of the unicorn’s mane, wrap several strands of yarn around your hand like this.Carefully remove the yarn from your hand, and sew across the top of the loop.

Repeat this process twice using a larger item like the end of an ironing board to make the back part of the mane and the tail. Remove the yarn from the object, and sew across the top to secure the strands.

Pin the mane and tail pieces to the right side of your unicorn fabric piece like this. Make sure that the excess yarn stays within the edges of the fabric piece.

Pin the two unicorn shaped pieces of fabric together like this, right sides together. Sew around the perimeter of the shape, using a 1/2″ seam allowance and leaving a 5″ hole at the top back of the unicorn.Clip off any corners (making sure not to cut the stitching), and cut slits anywhere the fabric curves so that the seams will curve nicely. Turn the unicorn right side out and stuff it with polyester batting. I started by stuffing the ears and horn, then I stuffed the head and feet, and then I finished by stuffing the body.Hand stitch the opening shut with a needle and thread.

You’re all done! Aren’t these the cutest?!

Suggested materials:

  • 1 yard white cotton or linen fabric
  • 1 skein rainbow coloured yarn
  • Gold glitter iron-on
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Christina Dennis

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