Sewing the fabric pieces together
Taking a piece of section 1 and section 2 fabric, sew together by placing them right sides together (with the section 1 piece at the bottom and the section 2 placed on top) and sewing down the right hand side.
Then take a piece of section 3 fabric and place right sides together against the section 2 fabric piece (with the section 2 piece at the bottom and the section 3 piece on top) and sew down the right hand side.
You will then have one quarter of the pillow completed. Repeat for the other 3 sets so you have 4 separate quarters.
Now sew two of the quarters together by placing right sides together and sewing down the side. Repeat for the second two sets so you have two halves.
Now sew the two halves together placing right sides together and sewing along the top. Repeat this to make the back.
Lay the back and front on top of each other and trim to make them the same size around the edges, if required
Making the fabric strip for the pillow edge
You will need a strip of fabric to form the pillow edge. The width of the strip I used are as follows: large – 12 cm wide, medium – 9 cm wide, and the small – 5 cm wide). To get the correct length of fabric, take a piece of string and run it around the edge of the pillow front piece, add on 1 cm seam allowance for sewing the two ends together to make a circle.
The lengths of the strips I used are as follows: Large approx. 170 cm, medium approx. 104 cm, and small approx. 42 cm. Lay out the length of fabric around the edge of the front piece once cut just to check the length – if it’s too long trim it down slightly making sure you keep a 1 cm seam allowance.
Fold the strip in half along the short edge with right sides facing and sew along the top edge to make a circle.
Sewing the sides, front and back together
Pin the side fabric piece and front fabric piece right sides together and sew around the edge. Repeat for the back, remembering to leave a 10 cm gap for turning and stuffing. You can match up the back and front sprocket lines if you choose, but I have opted to keep them unmatched.
Stuffing and finishing the pillow
Turn the pillow out and stuff the pillow through the gap, slip stitch to close.