It's really, really hard to cut into what you have woven. One, because Whatifitunravels!!!!!!!! And two, I spent a month weaving these threads together and now I'M GOING TO CUT THEM APART?!! I imagine it's rather like a baker who makes a glorious, four-tier wedding cake with all the decorations and fondant, takes it to the reception hall, and hands someone a knife to cut into it. Just kinda breaks your heart.
But, as they say, you have to break the eggs...
On one hand, yay, unexpected sampler! On the other hand, I could have saved those materials!
Too late, moving on.
The plain-woven back is in two pieces, with a zipper sewn to connect them. I had everything cut, pinned, reinforced, sewn, turned right-side out, and the pillow form inserted in a matter of hours.
Baby Girl was amazed that I could just sew up a pillow like this, when I hadn't ever done it before. This is the only child who still sees me as Mama Miracleworker.
Here's the finished project: