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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Brenna's room re-do part 1: Pillows





Pillow #1-Gathered panel pillow with tattered rosettes

I followed the tutorial found here for this pillow and here for the rosettes. The tutorial is for muslin fabric but I used cotton and it turned out great!

Pillow #2-Yo Yo pillow
For this one I followed the simple tutorial found here. This one is great because the Yo Yo's can be done without a machine if you want.

Pillow #3: Pleated pillow
This one was the most difficult but fun to make. I followed the tutorial found here.

Pillow #4-Gathered pillow
I followed the tutorial found here for this pillow. The tutorial suggests using a silky type fabric but I used cotton and it worked just great. I don't however think it would work very with a stiff upholstery type fabric.

Pillow #5-Pin Tuck Pillow
I got the idea for this pillow here but it did not come with a tutorial so I just kind of figured out how to do it. First: I marked where I wanted all the pin tucks to be on the back of the front piece of my pillow cover with a pen. Second: I pinched each dot with my fingers and then tied a piece of string around the pinched fabric. Third: I used a hand stitch needle and thread to sew through just the tip of each section of pinched off fabric. Fourth: I removed the string that I used to pinch the fabric off in step 2. And that's it, piece of cake!

Pillow #6-Ruffle Front Pillow
I followed the tutorial found here for this pillow. In the tutorial she uses and old t-shirt (knit) fabric which does not fray. I used cotton which does fray so I cut my strips for the front twice as wide as instructed, folded them over and sewed the ends together (making a tube) before gathering each strip and sewing it onto the front.



Just think, these little beauties started out so ugly. Thrift store throw pillows-$1.25 each=$7.50. You would pay more than that for a SINGLE throw pillow at the store!.





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11 comments:

  1. VEry cute! I love all the bright colors.
    Have a great weekend.

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  3. Those pillows are awesome! And thank-you for the tutorial links.

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  4. All beautiful pillows. Thanks so much for the reference. I appreciate it so much!

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  5. I love them! ALL OF THEM!!! Poor Winnie...he's not ugly, well Alie would say so!! :) Thanks for sharing! I'm saving this for when I FINALLY (hint hint hubby) get a new sewing machine!! :)

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  6. I am totally in love with your colorful pillows!

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  7. So many and all so cute! You have inspired me to get making pillows!

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  8. Oh my, those are some fabulous pillows! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I really like your pillows...so following now!!!thanks for sharing

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  10. all your makings were so good.. i like all the designs........

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