I fused interfacing onto the back of 12 different fabrics, and cut 1.5″ strips, that were 4″ long with 60 degree angles on the ends. I had to do mirrored pieces, so that I could make a chevron pattern.
I folded the drop cloth fabric in half, and then laid the first piece down with my ruler on a 60 degree angle and fused it in place.
I repeated the process for the whole first row, leaving a little space in between pieces.
After everything was fused down, I used a teal thread to zigzag stitch around all of the edges.
The original Anthropologie pillow had hand stitching across all of the patches, so I used a thick buttonhole thread to do running stitches. I not going to lie, it took forever to do, and in the pictures you can BARELY see it.
You can see it a little better here, it’s supposed to be rustic, and reminds me a little of a kantha quilt. In real life it changed the hand of the fabric, and added a nice tie in so the pillow had a more uniform look.
After turning and ironing the cushion, I added 2 tassels onto the pull, just as a fun Anthro-ish detail.
So anyway, here is the finished pillow, I made 2 of them, so they are on either end of the couch. I made another Anthro style pillow for the middle of the couch, and I will post a tutorial for it later.
If I could have done anything differently, I think I would have done longer thinner strips so the pillows looked a little more fine, I didn’t have enough fusible interfacing to do that and you can’t get any here in Korea, so I had to make what I had work. I think they look pretty great anyway, so it’s not that big a deal, I’m just a detail freak!