I chose to use a charcoal gray felt since my couch pillows will be gray & cream chevron soon. I used a cream felt for the skull, and cream embroidery floss for the edges.
I cut the gray felt in to a square approx. 9.5″ x 9″. I pinned my skull and crossbones that I had cut out of the cream felt to my gray piece.
Then I sewed it all around the edges with a contrasting thread color (gray). Once the skull was sewn on I placed the two pieces of felt together and sewed them together with about a 1/2″ seem allowance. I left enough room to stuff it with some left over batting that I had in the garage.
Once it was stuffed to my liking I sewed the rest of it closed and then got to work on the edges. I didn’t know how to do a blanket stitch so what did I do? Looked it up on Pinterest of course! This tutorial found HERE was super easy to follow and I had it down in just a minute. I did the blanket stitch around all the edges, and I was done.
I know my corners are probably not right, but I kind of liked it. I am even sharing my skull template with you, you can find it HERE and print it out, it’s not the greatest of qualities but it does the trick.
My total cost for this pillow: $1 for felt + $0.39 for embroidery floss, I spent a whopping $1.39 instead of $20!