Friday, November 27, 2015

Plaid Pillow

Craft Show Plaid Pillows

If you have been lucky enough to find yourself at a craft show lately, you have probably seen these cute plaid pillows. They are a super easy DIY project and can be adapted to any season or occasion.

Here’s what you are going to need:
  •      22” pillowform
  •      3/4 yard plaid fabric
  •      40” pompom trim
  •      needle and tread

Step 1 – Choose an image for your pillow. I found mine here. Print the image onto your canvas using directions on package. It think that an 8.5x11 image works well on this size fabric.

Step 2– Cut 2 squares from your plaid fabric. They need to be the same dimensions as your pillow. In this case, 2- 22x22” squares. 

Step 3- Applique
Center your image on one of the squares. This will now be the front of your pillow. I recommend using a ruler to make sure that it is centered. Silhouette brand has a sticky back which is great for positioning it on the fabric. If your canvas is not sticky, you may want to use a fabric glue stick, or a basting stitch to hold your image in place while you sew on the trim.

Step 4- Add trim

I do not pin my trim down as I find that the pompoms lay better if you guide the tape as you sew. With matching thread, sew your trim on top of the canvas image to frame it.

Step 5 – Sew 
Place the back of the pillow on top of your image and trim with right sides together. Sew all of the way around with a 1/2" seam allowance. Be sure to leave a 6” hole centered on the bottom edge. This is where you will insert your pillow and hand stitch closed. 

Step 6- Enjoy!

Turn your pillow cover right side out, stuff your pillowform into the opening. Hand stitch using a ladder stitch (there are lots of good YouTube tutorials for this).

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Summer Lovin'

This Summer flew by in a whirl of skirts, headbands, and floor poufs! It has been a blast. Check back for a headband tutorial to commemorate one of the most popular little projects of the Summer.



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