How to Make a Basketball Pillow

Method 1. Making the Pillow

1. Find orange fabric suitable for turning into a cushion. The fabric should be soft and durable, so that it can take been sat on, slept on and generally used for staying comfortable. Good fabrics include strong cottons, fleeces and corduroy.

  • The type of fabric used will also determine how easy it is to make the basketball markings; if you want to draw on the markings, choose a plain, smooth fabric. If you don’t mind sewing on the markings, a thicker, fleecier style of fabric can be used.

2. Cut the fabric into a circle. Make the circle as large as you like, taking into consideration the usual size of pillows. Add a one and a half-inch seam allowance on all sides.

3. With right sides together, pin three sides of the pillow together. glitter iron on stickers

4. Stitch most the way around the pillow but leave open a reasonable area for stuffing. Leave a half-inch seam allowance.

5. Turn the pillow right side out and iron it flat.

6. Prepare the opening. Tuck a half-inch of fabric inside the pillow and iron it flat.

7. Stuff the pillow. Store-bought cotton filler works best, but anything from down feathers to scrap fabric can be used. Improvise.

8. Stitch the opening together with tiny whip stitches. This part of the pillow is now complete.

Method 2. Adding the Basketball Markings iron on transfers for t shirts

1. Use a marker to add the markings to the cushion. Simply draw the typical basketball lines into place across the pillow, using fabric markers. Let the marker dry before using.

2. Stitch on the markings. This is slightly more work but looks better and will probably last longer. There are two methods––you could embroider the markings on but this should only be done where the embroidery will show clearly, and thus won’t work on fleecier fabrics. Or, you can cut out strips of black fabric and stitch them into place to form the basketball markings.

Tips

  • Crayola fabric markers are the best type of marker to use because they don’t fade.

Things You’ll Need

  • Orange fabric

  • Scissors

  • Thread, needle or sewing machine

  • Stuffing

  • Black fabric marker or black embroidery thread or black fabric scraps