all those handy with sewing (or wanting to learn) a big diy on throw pillows… this is one of those diy’s that I wouldn’t have a chance at.. me & sewing (not so much). i had to make a pair of pants in high school home ec and they were not pretty. thanks for sharing lindsey!!
HO HO HO Happy Holidays my 1899-er DIY’ers!
Ok, I am officially pillow OBSESSED. Thanks to Pinterest I have been very inspired this holiday season to make my own pillow covers and save some moolah in the process. So here we go… I started with two 24in x 24in pillows in the cross pattern that I have been admiring for awhile.
Supplies: 1.5 yards “look-a-like” Belgian linen and 2 yards blue wool
Measure your background fabric 25in x 25x to allow for a 1/2 in seam. I then cut two 4 in strips and centered them on the fabric square. I decided it would be simple and fast to simply pin the fabric on top and use my basket stitch to sew the two pieces together. This is a great beginner pillow, only takes basic sewing skills, easy and best of all.. immediate results!
I used the same technique for the deer pillow. I simply cut a large square and a free drawn outline of a deer, pinned them together and went to town! The background fabric is a chic wool herringbone, the middle is a plain grey wool and the deer is a light grey corduroy. Grey love! I left a little edge as I sewed the deer on top to allow for some natural fraying. (The hooked wool Santa pillow was was a gift from my Aunt Val…but it could be copied with this technique! The background throw blanket is suiting wool and I just hemmed the ends…how much do you LOVE this plaid!! The “S” pillow was cut freehand, I pinned the plaid to some khaki twill fabric and cut a border around it, after I sewed it to the red wide-wale cordouroy I frayed the edges. It took me awhile, but it was definitely worth it!
The BEST part was when my husband saw them on the couch for the first time. He noticed them immediately (I really can’t sneak anything past the man) and exclaimed, “Where did you buy these!?” I passed the husband test! …Oh yea, now we’re cookin!!!
Happy Happy Holidays my fellow Camp 1899′ers!
(part two.. coming next..)