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my name is Laura. And I love my cellphone. I use my cellphone to listen to music, I use it to get recipes off of it, I use it a lot in the house. And a lot of times, I need it upright so I can see what I’m looking at. And I also need to know where I’ve put it. So I have these little pillows that I have made in pretty much every room of the house. And that is where my cellphone goes when it is sitting in that room. Let me show you how quick and easy it is to make these little pillows. The first thing you’re going to need, well, is a piece of fabric. It’s 5″ by 16″. And another second little piece of fabric. And this is going to be a little bag inside, and it is 4″ by 6″. The next thing you’re going to need is some Poly-fil®. The other thing I like to use are these Poly-Pellets® from Fairfield. What’s really nice about them is they will not go bad like a food item. And, they’re also washable. So if the pillow gets wet or you need to wash it, you can, unlike food. And, well, they have some weight to them, so it prevents the pillow from shifting. Also, animals have a tendency like food and, well, they’re not going to like this. And it will make it a lot easier if you have a funnel and a little scoop, so you can scoop up the pellets. So you’re going to take your fabric, 5″ by 16″, and fold it in half. The first seam you’re going to do is a quarter inch, and go from the folded edge all the way up, backstitching. Now for this side it’s a little different. You’re going to start up 2″. Then from 2″, go up and secure your stitches there. So you have no stitching at all in this edge. Now turn the bag rightside-out. After I’ve turned it rightside, I have given it a press, but I press in the seam allowance here where that 2″ is. And it’s just going to be easier to stitch afterwards. The next thing would be from the folded edge, up 2″, draw a line. And then at the 2½” mark draw another line. So you have the 2″, and a ½”. And stitch that 2″ mark. That’s going to be the base where the phone is going to sit. Now you need to fill up this little pocket, which is this part right here. And where you have the opening, you need to fill up, and that’s why a funnel will come in handy. I’ll fill it up as much as I can, and then I’ll stitch it closed. So the phone rest is done, and the phone is going to go in this piece here. The next thing I’m going to make a is a little weighted pillow. And that’s where I’m going to use the pellets. And it is going to sit in the bottom of the pillow, just to give it some weight. So this is 4″ by 6″, and since it’s just being stuck inside, you do not have to worry about having the raw edges showing. Fold your 4″ by 6″ in half and sew two sides. And now fill this with the little pellets. You need to leave an inch space here when you stuff it, because the next thing you’re going to do is you’re going to close this seam, but instead of closing it this way, you’re going to have this end and this end touch, so it’s going to give you this shape. And you’re able to push the pellets to the bottom of the bag and pin right tight to where the pellets are, and that’s going to give you an inch space here, so your foot for your sewing machine is going to be able to stitch this closed. And by pinning the pellets out of the way, you will not run over any with your sewing machine needle. We want the pillow to stay in the triangular shape, just like this is, so we’re going to take this pillow and stick it in on that same shape, so now this is going to have some weight. The next would be just to fill up the rest of the space with the Poly-Fil. And you don’t need a lot. You just need it to hold that shape. Now you can see that the back wants to come to a point, so this is the side. The sides are going to come together. And, fold in a sew allowance; sew it closed. And your phone now has a pillow. These are so quick and easy, and you can make them in any fabric so they can match any room of the house. Or you can make them just for fun. And now you will always have your phone upright, and you’ll know where your phone is. Thank you for joining me today on SewVeryEasy. Feel free to subscribe and, as always, come on back. Let’s see what we’re sewing next time
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