Season 10 of Sew Together Tuesday is in full swing, and this week’s tutorial is one of the most unique projects we’ve featured!
Teresa heads to Linda Z’s Sewing Center in Arlington Heights, Illinois, where she’ll share how to use Cuddle® fabrics for smocking.
What’s smocking? It’s the process of gathering fabric so that it has a grid-like, stretchy quality that’s both visually captivating and feels irresistible!
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Teresa will show step-by-step how to create this fun, three-dimensional look, then how you can use it for a beautiful throw pillow (scroll down to download our free pattern).
She'll use Cheryl Whited's "Smock It To Me" as a reference, and you can get your own copy from Muppin.com (Cheryl might just stop by as a special guest, too!).
Suggested Notions and Fabrics for Making a Smocked Cuddle® Throw Pillow
These products can be substituted for whatever you have on hand, but here is what Teresa recommends for her smocked accent pillow sewing tutorial.
- Cuddle® 3 Ginger
- Luxe Cuddle® Velvet Ivory
- Luxe Cuddle® Seal Basil
- 90/14 Stretch needle — SCHMETZ
- Acrylic ruler — Quilters Select
- Craft knife — OLFA
- Felt tip marker or ballpoint pen
- Hand sewing needle
- Long, flower head pins — Clover
- Micro-serrated scissors — Kai, Famore or Karen Kay Buckley
- Pillow form, optional — Fairfield World
- Point turner — Clover
- Polyester fiberfill
- Polyester thread — Mettler
- Rotary cutter and mat — OLFA
- Silky PolyFil — Fairfield World
- Stiletto — ByAnnie
- Walking foot
- Wonder clips — Clover
Free Downloadable Throw Pillow Sewing Pattern
Click the “Download Now!” button below to download and print our free throw pillow sewing pattern for Cuddle® and Luxe Cuddle® minky plush fabrics.
Video: How to Make a Smocked Cuddle® Throw Pillow
Mark your calendar — for the fourth episode of Season 10 of Sew Together Tuesday, Teresa will be going LIVE on the Shannon Fabrics Facebook page from Linda Z’s Sewing Center at 10 am PT on September 20 to share her tips on how to make a smocked Cuddle® minky plush fabric throw pillow.
If you have any questions about Cuddle® minky plush fabrics or any of our Cuddle® Kits, feel free to contact our friendly, no-pressure customer service team at 866-624-5252.
Ready to start creating with Cuddle® minky fabric? Use our store locator to find a selection of Cuddle® minky fabric online or near you.