Through the opening at the bottom of your pillow, stuff your heart to desired firmness using approx. 32 ounces of Poly-Fil® Premium Fiber Fill. My pillows ended up pretty firm to achieve the look I wanted.
Then stitch your pillow closed by hand using matching thread. Tuck the raw edges of the side strip inside as you stitch. I found the thick rose and puma cuddle was so lush that I could use rather large sloppy stitches and they still didn’t show at all. I also found it helpful to tie my my initial knot around a small bead because otherwise my knot pulled through. Once you have stitched the opening closed, tie a knot and hide your tail.