Make a Poinsettia Pillow

by DIY Maven

Make a Poinsettia Pillow

Centsational Girl was inspired to try her hand at making felt poinsettia pillows this holiday season. The outcome is gorgeous! And although they might not look like it, Centsational Girl assures us that they are quite easy to make. Supplies to make one 14" to 18" pillow include the following:

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Fun and Colorful Hamburger Cushions.

by Chris Gardner

Love the hamburger bed, but not quite up to the intensity? Get a taste of these hamburger scatter cushions, equally fun all stacked up or spread about.

hamburger cushions Fun and Colourful Hamburger Scatter Cushions

From NotToday's Etsy shop:
"These fun and colourful hamburger scatter cushions are a great addition to any lounge room, or living are!
Each cushion is approx 75cm across the middle, and the two tomato cushions are approx 35cm across the middle.
This yummy centrepiece looks great scattered and...

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DIY: Replacing Foam in a Lounge Chair Cushion

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

  

DIY: Replacing Foam in a Lounge Chair Cushion

There's no question that down cushions are high-end and luxurious. The down side (ha! no pun intended) is that they lack resilience and don't provide the springiness many folks want in their seat. The problem with foam cushions is that they get compacted and crumbly after years of use.  Many people ask me how to change out their down cushions to foam, or just replace their flattened out foam cushions. To see a very DIY friendly,

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How To: Pillow Form Workshop

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 11/06/08

Making the perfect pillow form is like buying the right bra; it determines if your handmade, custom pillow looks professional and smooth or wrinkly and tacky.  The right measurements and the even distribution of filling are the hallmarks of fabulous throw pillows.  Pillow forms can be cut out of almost any fabric.  Keep the fabric plain and preferably a light color.  Inexpensive muslin always works well.

Your pillow form should be made in the...

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How To: Make Perfect Cardboard Pillow Patterns

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 11/06/08

If you're planning on whipping up some custom throw pillows it can be such a time saver to make cardboard pillow forms in varying shapes and sizes. I have an entire set of these under my work table so I don't have to re-measure each time. For the sake of the reader's eyes, I covered a large piece of cardboard with green paper so you don't have to look at brown cardboard.

In order to make the perfect knife edge pillow, there are a few tips. If...

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Easy-To-Make Floor Cushions From Old Sofa Pillows.

by Chris Gardner

The Associated Content circuit has published this useful how-to to make floor pillows from old couch cushions, perfect for on-the-floor dining, video games, or to seat a roomful of little ones. The design is a variation on the envelope pillow, which allows the cushions to be removed and the covers washed, or switched out. The instructions include measurement and pattern making tips, as...

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Suede and Hide Silhouette Art

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 04/15/08

This silhouette art makes PB silhouettes look like child's play. (Whaaa?)  Suede samples cut into silhouette of a boy and his Great Dane.  The suede silhouettes were temporarily adhered to the fabric and then stitched on.  The Great Dane hide pillow was made from scrap hide available at a leather store here in Indy and sewn onto white, remnant fabric with cotton velvet cording. 

created on: 04/15/08

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How to Make an Herbal Dream Pillow.

by Chris Gardner

How to Make an Herbal Dream Pillow.

Abi from CraftyCrafty muses, "Dream pillows were used in olden days for fairytale maidens to rest their heads on as they slept. Nowadays, they're just great for anyone with the sort of full-on, stressful lifestyle that leads to insomnia. Using the fabric of your choice...cut two equal sized sheets depending on the shape you want your pillow to take, stitch along three sides of the material, then turn it right the side out."

Then, stuff...

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How-to Insert a Zipper

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

how to insert a zipper

Whether you buy a zipper at the fabric store or use a roll of zipper "tape", the steps for inserting a zipper are really very simple.  You need a zipper foot for your sewing machine.  This how-to shows you how to insert a home dec sort of zipper used in cushions, pillows and slipcovers. The zipper I am inserting here is 40" long and will be the back band or boxing on a window seat cushion.

What you need:

zipper

sewing machine with...

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