I have been drooling over all sorts of amazing pillows,
quietly “planning” to do them….SOME DAY.
I was waiting for the perfect weekend to start sewing.
a weekend in which I had nothing else to do,
when the laudry is all folded, and the windows are clean,
the children are HAPPILY playing together on the carpet.
But as the weeks passed,
I slowly realized that the day would NEVER come.
So amid huge towers of laundry, fingerprint windows,
and bickering children I dropped everything, got out
my sewing machine and went to work.
It seemed most simple, she posted lots of photos and measurements,
and I already had the pillow forms.
Also, just a side note that this is a Stash Buster project!
There are small amounts of fabric required so it’s great for using up left over fabric,
or to clear out those remnants you picked up on impluse from Joanns.
I used some White Blossom Eyelet fabric left over from my curtains,
and the other white fabric is “who knows what” from the sale bin.
As embelishment I used cheepo lace, some twine, and some tan edging.
So want to see how they came out?
For some reason my first pillow came out a little tight.
On my second one I added another half inch to the length of the pattern as I seem to take liberty with my seam allowances.
Here is one next to my “store bought” pillows.
Not to SHABBY if I do say so myself!
My daughter was so impressed she gasped at how pretty they turned out.
(or perhaps in surprise that I was the one who sewed it. )
And the best thing about this pattern is that you can easily untie the sides
and change your pillow case whenever you like!