Woo-hoo another tutorial! I'm so domestic. Sorry, I had really not planned for my blog to be home-makey, but it's gonna happen every once in a while (I have my own home now). Deal with it.
As part of making our apartment more home-y, I decided our couch needed some throw pillows. I really am liking pillows with neat textures on them. Target had some way cute pillows, but I couldn't justify paying that much for a pillow that I knew would not be that hard to make (Plus, I always like things better when I know I made them. Good old pride). So a few Saturdays ago, I embarked on pillow number one: The Target Pillow
|The inspiration. Love it.|
This is for a pillow with just one flower
|I decided to make mine black and teal. I measured out and sewed a case to cover a thrift store pillow. I then cut out a 2" wide strip of teal to make my flower out of. I think it was around 2' long. I cut out more strips and added them in as I went.|
|My teal strip lasted for most of the flower, but when I ran out I just started another where I left off. I folded the end like a triangle and hid it under where I had finished the previous strip each time I started a new one.|
|This pillow ended up taking a little longer than anticipated, but I still was able to finish it in about a day. Next time, I'm going to see if I can get the flower on there using the sewing machine instead of hand-stitching.|
Then, I was at Bed, Bath, & Beyond last week when I came across pillow project number two.
Uhhhh, so I just looked for a picture of it online, but not seeing it. Hmmm, well I'll just describe it in vivid detail. I looks just like mine exscept I think the flower things were a little bigger and closer together. And it was a gorgeous dark burnt orange color.
|First, I made a circle pattern by tracing a mug onto a paper towel. I pinned it to the felt and then began cutting out circles. For my pillow, I used 30 circles. I cut them out while the fabric was doubled over, so I only had to cut 15 circles =nice|
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