Sunday, July 17, 2011

Throw Pillows GALORE!

Well, I had some extra fabric left over from my tote, so I decided to make a pillow. As previously mentioned, I am no sewer. In fact, I'm a terrible seamstress. So don't judge me, okay?!!
I really didn't know what I was doing so I was looking around for some ideas and I kept staring at this envelope on my desk. Light bulb! I decided to sew it like an envelope... so that's what you need to keep thinking as you read this... envelope, envelope, envelope. (Envelope is a weird word...)

Here's what I did:

Step #1- take your pillow form and wrap your fabric around the entire thing, with a fold going about half way down the width. Make sure you have enough room on the sides to sew down and fit your pillow.

Step #2 - Fold your fabric inside out and sew about 1 inch in on the open ends... leave your fold alone for now.

Step #3- You can either leave your fold as is, or cut it to however you like. I decided to cut angles into mine... when you're finished sew the edges down, again, about 1 inch.

Step #4- you can sew a button onto it to hold the flap down if you want. I didn't have any buttons on hand so I just tuck it in. Stuff it with your pillow and voila! You're done! =)

I decided to sew a couple of tulle and chiffon flowers on the front for some flair. You can check out the tutorial on how to make them here .

 Pretty great, wouldn't you say?

Here is what the bed is looking like... I'm almost done decorating. I'll probably have to change it soon though... I think it's a little too girly for the hubs. Maybe I'll attempt to make a new duvet? We'll see.

Hope everyone is having a fantastic July! Be sure to send in any fun crafty crap you've done and GET FEATURED on Get Craftlicious!

1 comment:

Andrea and Shem said...

I heart your talents. Cute pillow. Keep your crafts coming! I love watching what you've created.