Monday, August 15, 2011

Pillow Tutorial

It's a lot of fun trying to find the right pieces for these pillows. The lady I'm consigning with suggested custom made pillows. Maybe pieces you have from loved ones that have passed (I did this with my sister's pieces for my niece and nephew).
1. First I lay out the main piece in the middle on a white piece of fabric (I used 14 x 14 white sheet), then start building around it.
Auditioning pieces as you go.

2. Start adding other pieces to fit around the edges.

3. Zigzag around each piece, so they won't ravel.

4. Straight stitch pretty lace around the edges (some of the pieces already had lace.)
5. Sew around the outside edges of pillow
6. Then add lace of chose. This lace was new, but I love adding older laces, maybe from pillowcases.
7. Sew right sides together ( I used a pretty pillowcase for the back) and leave opening at bottom for stuffing. Stuff and hand sew the bottom.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Pillows and Purses to consign

I'm working on a tutorial for my pillows. Hopefully by Saturday.
I know it's been over a week since I've blogged. I've either been babysitting or sewing. I'm been working on purses, and pillows ready to consign.
The purses are lined with pretty sheets and vintage buttons. The pillows are backed with some beautiful pillowcases.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

2 more pillows finished

I finished these 2 for the girls today and I have 2 more tops finished. I may put one in my shop to see how they sell and try to consign the other one. So far I've used thrifted dresser scarfs, handkerchiefs and pillowcases. The backs are thrifted sheets or pillowcases. I've been using whatever lace I already have. the yellow is thrifted and the other was bought new.

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