Monday, September 27, 2010

Pillow Talk

The other day I had a hankerin' (yes, that's a word...don't look it up) to make some pillows. I used some of my fabric found in the remnants bin at Jo-Ann's, and recycled some old curtains to make these two pillows....

This pillow was made from my son's old curtains. I still have TONS of this left, so I will have to find something else to do with it....or just keep it around for a rainy day. The brown ribbon I had on hand, so the only thing purchased for this project was the pillow form, and I used a 50% off coupon for that.

It was also my first attempt at ruffles. I think it's safe to say that I need some more practice. But, it was fun to try and I'll definitely be trying them out again!

This was an exciting project for me. It was the first time I attempted to sew with this type of fabric and it was the first time I tried to sew circles. Yeah, I know. I'm a novice, people! Straight lines are my specialty. Anyway, even though this little bolster pillow looks simple, it took me a little longer than anticipated to finish it. But, I LOVE the finished product. I had just enough fabric from the remnant bin to make one bolster, and it works perfectly with my bedding. (The pillow form was also purchased at Jo-Ann's with an awesome 50% off coupon)

11 comments:

  1. Hey thanks for visiting my blog Pocket Full of Pink! I think you did a great job on the pillows! Love the ruffles. I want to try that....have a great day!

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  2. Love the ruffles & the bolster... I too am an accomplished straight-line seamstress, so maybe there is hope for me!

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  3. Those are adorable! Great job! That bolster pillow looks like it would be very hard to do. But that's coming from a person who has accomplished turning my sewing machine on and thats about it!

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  4. I love your pillows.Makes me want to learn to sew!

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  5. Straight lines today...zippers and button holes tomorrow! Keep on sewing! You're doin' great!

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  6. Your pillows are great! I'm pretty much a straight line seamstress myself. I just gave you an award ( it's actually a combo of two) http://answerischocolate.blogspot.com/2010/09/im-bad-blogger-and-hoos-birthday-card.html

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  7. Great job! Recycling curtain fabric is brilliant. I'll have to keep that idea in mind. I've only attempted ruffles once...you did much better than me!

    Thanks for visiting me. :) Good luck covering your canvas with fabric! I'm curious to see how it works out because I'm planning to do the same thing. I have a large canvas leaning against a dining room wall that's just waiting for me to go buy more fabric. I've got a Joanns 50% off coupon that's burning a hole in my pocket... I'm thinking about trying hot glue instead of staples this time since the canvas frame might be more apt to split under the pressure from the staple gun. What do you think?

    Alison

    http://welcomesunshinehome.blogspot.com/

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  8. I think they turned out very cute! Great job! :)

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  9. Those turned out really nicely. I especially like the smocked one. I'm sure it was time consuming.

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  10. I love you Megan! Your brain must be really pretty, because that's how everything you make ends up looking!

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