Filler, we used rice and lavender.
Step 1: Cut out the penguin pillow and slip cover.
Step 2: Place the critter pillow panels together and sew around the dotted lines.
Step 3: Fill 2/3 full with rice.
It should look like this.
Step 4: Sew pillow closed.
Step 5: Take the back slip pillow panels, fold and iron on the yellow dotted lines.
Step 6: Topstitch the fold.
Step 7: Sew around the entire slip cover.
I like to serge the slip cover, that way in the wash it does not fray.
Step 8: Slip the cover over the pillow.
I am hoping to win the Spoonflower fabric contest. My fingers are crossed. If you want to help please vote for this fabric.