Golden Delicious Pineapple Pillow

Categories: Bedding, Decor, Oly*Fun, Pillow, Spring, Summer

This Golden Delicious Pineapple Pillow is sure to make your summer sensational. This pineapple pillow uses gold Aluminor, gold metallic OlyFunClover green OlyFun, and Poly-Fil stuffing. OlyFun cuts like paper and doesn’t fray, making it great for the pineapple leaf design. Aluminor is just like OlyFun, but has an inner layer of batting, and is formed into a quilted pattern. Aluminor reminds me of a pineapple’s prickly outside. I put this project at intermediate, because it does require the use of a Xacto knife and sewing along mostly non-straight seams. If you aren’t handy with a sewing machine, this project can absolutely be put together with a low-temp hot glue gun.

What you need to make this project

Materials
Aluminor in Gold
Olyfun Metallic in Gold
OlyFun in Clover
Poly-Fil Premium Fiber Fill 12 ounce Bag
Tan thread
Green thread
Supplies
Construction paper
Drafting ruler
Pencil
Pen
Scissors
Straight pins
Xacto knife
Self healing cutting mat
Sewing maching

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Instructions

  • Golden Delicious Pineapple Pillow 1

Step One

On the construction paper, with the ruler and pencil, draft out a 9″x9″ square. At the top left, make a mark at 4.5″. From that mark, curve the side down to the bottom right corner. Cut the pattern out. This pattern is 1/4 of the pineapple body. Trace it as a full pineapple body onto the back of gold Aluminor, drawing two full pineapple bodies. Cut out the two Aluminor pineapple bodies. Set them aside.

  • Golden Delicious Pineapple Pillow 2

Step Two

I did this part on the OlyFun, but you could draw this pattern on paper 1st. On the back of the gold OlyFun, draw a 9″ line. This is the bottom of the pineapple leaves. Draw a 5 leaf shape that is 11.5″ tall by 15″ wide. I freehanded this pattern, but you could get more technical by using a ruler for identical leaves. Cut out the leaf pattern. Trace it one time on gold Olyfun and twice on Clover OlyFun. Cut out those leaves too.

  • Golden Delicious Pineapple Pillow 3

Step Three

Straight pin the two green OlyFun pieces together. With a pen, draw a design of simplified leaves. Don’t worry about the pen showing, as this side will be flipped over later.

  • Golden Delicious Pineapple Pillow 4

Step Four

Using a self healing cutting mat under the pinned leaves, cut out the leaf design, following your drawn lines. Save the inner pieces for scraps.

  • Golden Delicious Pineapple Pillow 5

Step Five

Unpin the leaves. Line them up with the gold leaves. Pin each set together around the edges. At the sewing machine, load the machine with green thread. Stitch across the green leaf grids on each set. For the perimeter, I only stitched by the cut outs. For the inner grid, I stitched through the middle of each line, following the curves and angles. The outer edges will be sewn together in a later step.

  • Golden Delicious Pineapple Pillow 6

Step Six

Line up one leaf bottom with one pineapple body. Load the sewing machine with tan thread. Straight stitch across the overlapping edges. I stayed about 1/4″ from the pineapple body edge, but the leaf is underlapping about 1/2″. Sew the other leaves and body this way too.

  • Golden Delicious Pineapple Pillow 7

Step Seven

Lay the two pineapple body sections wrong (white) sides together. Stitch around 1/4″ from the edge. Don’t sew the tops again. That needs to be open for stuffing. I don’t suggest using straight pins with Aluminor, as the pin marks will show. Instead use masking tape to temporarily hold the pieces together, while you sew. I didn’t use pins or tape.

  • Golden Delicious Pineapple Pillow 8

Step Eight

Open the pineapple body top. Stuff the body with Poly-Fil fiber fill. The body shape will start to warp, if the body is overstuffed. Avoid overstuffing.

  • Golden Delicious Pineapple Pillow 9

Step Nine

Match the pineapple body top edges together. Straight stitch across the pineapple body top.

  • Golden Delicious Pineapple Pillow 10

Step Ten

Load the sewing machine with green thread. Match up the leaf shapes. You can use pins here, along the green part. Stitch around the edge from one side till the start of the last side. Leave that side open for stuffing. Lightly stuff the leaves section. Again, overstuffing will warp the shape.

  • Golden Delicious Pineapple Pillow 11

Step Eleven

Straight stitch the opening closed.

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Step Twelve

With scissors, trim any uneven edges. When you are finished, your pineapple pillow should look similar to mine. Give your pillow a big hug, because you finished making it!