Hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving. I surprised myself, I didn’t overeat!!!
I want to share with you two holiday pillows that were just pulled together.
Yep, the fall decor is behind, won’t be taking down until later today.
Here’s a closeup of both.
Here’s how I pulled them together!
The Peace Pillow:
- Material: burlap, upholstery jute, green lining, buttons (not shown). Threw the burlap in the washer/dryer, it comes out a little wrinkled, but it’s softer and less smell.
- I was making a 16″ square envelope pillow, so I cut my 17″ square for the front. Then I cut 2 pieces of the upholstery jute to 17″.
- After rummaging through my button bin, I found 10 buttons that I mixed and match. Sewed them on by hand, placing the 1st one 2″ from ends.
- Attached the jute by sewing down both sides – I placed the jute 2 1/2″ from each top and bottom.
- I didn’t have the right size in letters, so reduced 4″ Arial I have down to 85%, cut out, then attached to my material and then burlap using heat n bond between the spacing between the 2 jute strips. (sorry forgot to take picture)
- I cut a 5″ wide strip of my plaid material, the length was 2 yds. Finished the ends by turning in 1/4″, and 1/4″ in half, good side in.
- Folded the width of the fabric in 1/2 (now 2 1/2″ wide) wrong sides together (good side out), pressed and machine sewed, using my longest stitch down the length of the fabric.
- Gathered the fabric, and placed evenly on the top of the burlap facing inward. Place and sewed the back on.
The Merry Christmas Pillow:
- Found the Merry Christmas kitchen towel and pillow form at a local thrift store.
- The pillow is oblong and had long tassels at each end that I cut off.
- I positioned the towel over the pillow to play with placement. I decided to close the left end, use twine to close the right side.
- Pinned in place (just noticed the extra number?) at the point I want the seam to fall.
- Turned the towel inside out, and sewed the left end closed.
- Turned the fabric right side out again.
- Slipped it over my sewing machine arm and stitched the seam down following the pins.
- Stuffed the pillow with the form, and grabbed the right end, and closed with tying jute twine around it
I’m happy with how they turned out.
I’m working on a few more, have you been making any holiday pillows?
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