You Will Need:
- a black, velvety material (the amount depends on the size of you crystal ball)
- textile chalk (for marking, or if you can't find this, use anything else that leaves a visible mark on the material but easily washes off afterwards)
- sharp scissors
- needle and a threat (black if your material is black)
- a ruler/measuring tape
- silicone fiber
|This is what the small pillows I got with|
my jewelry look like :)
- Wash the material and let it dry.
- In case your material has a different texture on its two faces (one velvety and the other "normal"), turn the material so that the velvety side is facing downwards and use the "normal" side for marking.
- Cut two squares out of the material. Don't forget to measure their size according to your crystal ball (e.g. my cushion is 15x15cm because my crystal ball is 10cm in diameter). So take the material and using the textile chalk, draw the two squares onto the normal side of the material and then cut them out.
- Sew the two squares together only along three sides keeping the velvety face inside (the stitching looks better if it isn't visible from the outside). You will now have a square bag ready for filling.
- Turn the bad inside-out so that the velvety side is facing outside.
- Take the filling of your choice (as I have already mentioned, I recommend silicone fibers which you can see in the picture below) and fill the bag. While filling, use your fingers to push the filling into the edges of the cushion and try to keep it evenly distributed. Occasionally hold the fourth (unsewn) side of the cushion with your hand to see how "fat" the cushion is and whether or not it needs more filling. When you have estimated that there is enough filling, sew up the fourth side of the cushion.
- Using your textile chalk, mark four dots on both sides of your cushion. They should be equally distanced from the edges forming a small square on your cushion.
- With a needle and threat, pass "through" one dot on one side of the cushion, pass through the filling and exit on the other side of the cushion on the same dot (e.g. enter through the upper left dot on the bottom side of the cushion and then through the upper left dot on the upper side). Go back through the same dot on the upper side, through the filling and exit on the same dot on the bottom side. Repeat this a few times and you will see the dot being sort of "sucked in". When you have estimated that it has been indented enough, simply finish sewing like you would with anything else (i.e. pass through one spot several times with your needle and thread to fix the thread in place). Repeat this for all four dots.