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DIY MONGOLIAN FUR + BLUSH PINK NURSERY PILLOW

This simple Ikea hack all starts with the Fjadrar Pillow insert that has to be purchased in stores, but is only $6.99. Pretty inexpensive for an insert this size even with 40 percent off coupons from other stores.
The mongolian fur fabric was purchased at fabric.com and the blush pink upholstery material I used was left over from the swiss cross drapes I made for my daughter's room. The material was put in the washing machine on the gentle cycle and then hung to air dry.
After the fabric dries, it is time to cut. 
I add an inch to whatever the size of the pillow is to allow for 1/2 inch seams all around.
Put the right sides together and pin all around the pillow to secure the fabric and leave a big enough hole that will allow you to insert your pillow in the finished case.
 Sew, sew, sew
Once you have finished your hems, flip the pillow inside out the correct way and stuff that white fluffy goodness inside. This is the hardest part for me FYI. I always underestimate the width of the hole.
Once you've got the goods in and your hole has inevitably become a little bigger, fold the hems inside and pin. When it come to this final stitch, I get as close to the edge as possible while still catching both sides of the fabric. This makes the seam less visible.
There you go! One gorgeous, mongolian fur pillow. Pretty simple. Don't be intimidated by four straight seams.

THREE TIPS I LEARNED TO HAVE AN AMAZING MONGOLIAN FUR PILLOW: 
1. When cutting the mongolian fur, do not use a guide and a roller cutter. I did this and it gave a very blunt edge and not the natural type I prefer. Instead, use scissors and cut as close to the base as you can and try no to snip the wavy end fur.

2. When sewing together, tape the fur back so that it doesn't get stuck in you hem. This was a problem I ran into and it was very difficult to pull the mongolian fur out of the seam. Just make sure your tape is far away from the edge that it doesn't get sucked in as well.

3. You can never go wrong with blush pink and mongolian fur!
I made this pillow for my dear friend. Herr is a little peek of the baby shower we threw for her. 
Gold + Blush Pink + White