The process I used was very simple. I made an envelope pillow cover with white piping using fabric and a pillow form we had on hand already:
Next I made an anchor template by folding a piece of paper in half to make a symmetric anchor shape:
I double checked to make sure the scale was appropriate to my pillow:
I raided my fabric stash for a few anchor color options, then I cut out small pieces and ironed the Hem 2 Hem on the back of the fabric, and stenciled the anchor with a pencil onto the fabric:
I cut out the anchors and let Charm pick out which one he liked best:
Charm chose the simple green option. I used tape to keep the applique in place on the pillow and then ironed the center of the applique (avoiding the area with tape on it) with a thin towel placed between the anchor and the iron. I removed the tape once the center of the applique was well adhered to the pillow fabric.
I love that I could use regular fabric without fear of frayed edges!
I have one more update to post, and it has something to do with this whole 'mattress on the floor' situation that was going on for a while after we switched Charm from a toddler bed to a twin sized mattress:
Have a wonderful weekend!!