FABRIC: Base- 21” square of print fabric. Cut 2.
Boxing- 4”+ X 41” strip solid fabric. Cut 2. (+ or 1” wider than foam)
Handle: 4” X 9” rectangle of solid fabric.
FOAM: Mark a 20” square on foam. Hold foam on it’s edge and using a sawing motion, cut along the markings with a sharp serrated steak knife or electric knife.
BOXING STRIPS: On right side of both boxing strips, mark a dot at pillow corners as shown. Also mark center of each boxing strip. Mark lines for handle placement 3” on either side of center.
Reinforce corners by stay-stitching just inside the 1/2 inch seam allowance, about an inch to each side of each dot. Clip the fabric up-to, but not-through the stay-stitching. Place ends of boxing strips, right sides together. Stitch across end, creating a continuous circle.
HANDLE: Right sides together, fold the handle in half lengthwise and pin. Sew across each short end and long edge, leaving an opening for turning. Trim seams and clip corners. Turn and press. Top stitch 1/8 inch along edges of handle.
Pin short ends at handle markings. Stitch handle to boxing strip as shown.
JOINING BOXING TO BASE: Mark center of each side of pillow base.
With right sides together and cut edges even, pin boxing strip to one pillow base, matching first each center and seam of strip to each center of base, then matching each clipped corner of strip to each corner of base. Pin every 1 ½- 2 inches.
Sew strip to base, pivoting at corners. Sew remaining pillow base to the other side of the boxing, leaving an 18 inch opening centered along one edge. Press and trim seams, clip corners and turn to right side through opening.
Wrap foam with plastic bag and slip into pillow cover. Reach inside cover and remove plastic. Slip stitch opening closed.
FAUX PIPING: With a hand needle and using a basting stitch, sew 1/2 inch from seam line on both the base side and boxing strip side of the cover.