Everything Southern & So Cotton Pickin Cute

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Cozy New Pillows for a Cozy Fall Spot

I made a fun primitive fall pillow yesterday.  Can you tell I had Linus from Charlie Brown on my mind.  I also made the other pillow a few weeks ago but forgot to show you.
I made the bigger rectangle pillow in the back in a pillow sham style with flat edges.  The chenille fabric is so soft.  It was upholstery fabric that I bought at 60% at Joanns a month or so ago.  It only took a half  a yard.  I  already had a tightly packed down filled pillow to put  in it.  I'm really happy with the way it turned out.
This is the back (or front, whichever you prefer).  It's actually the same fabric but just the opposite side.  I just  thought one side was as pretty as the other.  I don't even remember which side was the right side at the store.  I think it was the other side.
I lightly stuffed this little square primitive pillow that I made yesterday. The top was all hand stitched.  Only front and back were machine stitched at the edges. 

Best of all it was a no cost project because I had all the scraps already.  The little leafy berry print was a scrap of the softest flannel that I stuck on top of a woven plaid gingham fabric.  For the top piece I used our trusty drop cloth fabric, left over from a drape project I never posted about.  I used some old tea stained muslin for the back. The orange plaid was from an old shirt.  

So it just goes to show you can make something from nothing.  
Just look around and see what you've got to work with.  You might be surprised.
 Here's a couple of close ups of the way I edged the pillow.
To make this pillow it's simple.  
  • Cut 2 pieces of fabric the same size.  I measured the pillow form that I had and measured out an extra 2" for each side plus a 1/2" for the seam allowance.  So I added an extra 5" total for width and 5" total for length.
  • Next with right sides of the fabric together sew 3 sides together with 1/2" seam allowance.  Partially stitch the 4 side (narrow end) leaving an opening to insert pillow form.
  • Insert pillow, centering it with 2" around each side.  I put a pin in to keep the pillow from shifting.
  • Using your zipper foot.  Stitch as close to pillow as possible
  • And finally turn under edges of open end and slip stitch closed.
 Give it a try.  It's really much easier than you think.  And if you have any questions, just asked, I'll try to be a little more clear.

I'll be linking up with parties throughout the day and listing them below:

Beyond The Picket Fence

Party Button

Somewhat Simple

I'm having a ball with fall ya'll.  How about you?
OX's....Tracy :)

1 comment:

  1. What a cute pillow! I really love the fabric on the back. This is perfect for fall!

    Brie from darlingdoodles.blogspot.com