HERE. Now I want to share with you the bigger Scottie Pillow. I think the little Scottish Terriers are so sweet.
Take this pillow for instance. You'd never guess what I used to make it. That adorable red fabric was a little girls dress! I wish I would have thought to take pictures of it before I cut it up last year. Bad blogger, bad blogger! As soon as I saw this sweet little toddlers dress in the thrift shop I knew I had to get it. I had no idea what I would use it for, but with those darling hearts trimming the hem of the jumper I couldn't pass it up. The placement of the hearts hanging off the fabric was the thing that made it so great, it was also the thing that made it stump me as to what to do with it for so long. It sat in my fabric stash for over a year.
Of course I knew it would be a valentine project, so it was the first piece I went to the other day to start the valentine
If you read the last tutorial HERE, it's basically the same concept. Cut 2 pieces your background fabric in the size you want. Mine was some old striped ticking that I had done a tea wash on to age it. I thought the striped grey ticking would work with the black, red and white color scheme.
You can see in this photo how the red corduroy fabric was only sewn on 3 sides leaving the decorative hem loose.
- Lay the wrong side of the red fabric on top of the right side of the striped fabric and sew the three edges.
- Next lay the two striped fabrics right sides together and stitch all sides leaving an opening in the center of the bottom of the pillow.
- Instead of buying a pillow form, I took one of the many old and worn pillows I have in the closet for spares and cut it in half.
- I stitched the pillow form (old pillow) up on the machine. Not being particular about how it looked. Since it will be covered.
- Stuff with the pillow and then do a blind hem stitch on the opening at the bottom and you're done!
Love and Hugs Y'all...