Quoting Deborah B.:" i was going to add a extra inch... is that to much? i was going to sew it inside out then flip it.. ... [snip!] ... to side) then a jewel in the middle pulled all the way through so it can have a indent type thing. ( does this make sense?)"
Ok that was my other question too, where you going to do a ribbon.
pin the ribbon in a cross or x on the top or bottom or wherever you want on your pillow, make sure to give it a little slack for when you stuff it. then pin the other layer to it, sew it, and when you turn it right side out, you'll have the ribbon sewn to it, and when you stuff it, it will be taught. Before you sew it closed you can sew the diamond to it, but if your really good, get the gem that's like a button, then stick it THROUGH your pillow, so it has a dimple on both sides.
Does that make sense? That's totally what I would do, but I bought mine!
And yes an inch would be good! The more the better! IMO!