I DID find time a few days ago to make this adorable pillow. This fabric is from my sponsor Skye Reve Fabrics and it is by Amy Butler.
Once I decided on how long I wanted my pillow to be, I cut out a piece of fabric that was about 8 inches longer than that.
Then, in the center I made one pleat. I ironed the pleat down and then pinned it into place.
Then, I sewed it into place. My husband bought me a new sewing machine for Christmas and it has all kinds of decorative stitches. I used one of them here when sewing the pleats...it was a nice touch. I repeated this step until I had the number of pleats that I wanted. When I was happy with the way it looked, I cut out a second piece of material that was the same size as the first piece had become.
Then I sewed the two pieces of material together, front to front, and left a small opening on the fourth side. I flipped it inside out, filled it with polyfil and hand stitched the opening closed. I love how the pleats turned out and now just need to make a few more. It really was an easy project and didn't take very long at all.