A macaron, pronounced mack-a-rohn (French accent optional 😉 ) is made up of two flat-bottomed almond flour cookies that are sandwiched together with a filling of jam or ganache. I have absolutely no idea what ganache is, but it sounds fancy. Apparently, macarons are really difficult to make. I wouldn’t know, though; even a muffin is beyond my skill level. But I might just be tempted to make my daughter this macaron pillow when she asks for one.
And she did ask. A while ago. So since this month’s Int’l Bloggers Club (IBC) challenge is “Fabric”, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get my laptop butt in gear and share how to made her a macaron pillow.Opportunity is like a macaron dipped in tea. If you wait too long, it’s gone
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how I made this quick and easy macaron pillow. But before we get there, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram. And don’t forget to subscribe so you’ll never miss a post!
What you need
- Sewing machine
- A dinner plate
- 1/8 yard of fabric for the jam or ganache filling
- 1/2 yard of silky fabric for the tops of the cookies. I used a silk-cotton mix
- 1/4 yard of coordinating furry fabric
- Stuffing, scissors measuring tape, and cotton thread
The finished pillow measures 32 cm (12″) in diameter.
How to make a macaron pillow
Use the dinner plate to cut two circles from the silky fabric. Leave a seam allowance of about 2 cm ( ¾”). Edge the fabric if it tends to fray. The lazy mom inside of me decided to skip this step. Hopefully, it doesn’t come back to bite me later.
Cut a 9 cm (3.5”) wide strip from the fabric you’re using for the filling and two 8 cm (3 1/8”) strips from the furry fabric. All the strips need to be long enough to go around the circles you cut earlier with some overlap. Place the “filling” strip down on a flat surface and then pin and sew the furry strips on either side. Furry fabric can be a bit difficult to sew depending on how fluffy it is, so you may need to adjust your stitch length and tension. Ask me how I know 😉 See those holes in the “filling fabric”…… Yup, I didn’t do that the first time.
When you flip the strips over, you should end up with something like the piccy above – that’s now officially the right side. With the right sides facing inwards, pin the “fur and filling strips” all around one of the circles you cut earlier and sew them together. Do the same with the other circle and leave a small gap to stuff.
Flip the macaron pillow inside out, or in this case, outside in 😉 and stuff firmly. Finish off by hand stitching the stuffing gap closed.
It’s as easy as that. My baby girl seems really happy with her macaron pillow, or maybe it’s those gorgeous roses?
What do you think? Does it look decadent and macaron-ish? I might make another one. Maybe strawberry? If you enjoyed this tutorial, please don’t forget to share it with your friends and/or save it to Pinterest.
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Hope you have an awesome week and remember, always be a macaron in a cookie-cutter world.