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:
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.
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...
When you're having so much fun creating, sewing, tearing down chairs you obviously want to bring someone with you. Jenny's daughter Sarah tagged along Monday night with an embroidered tee shirt and went to work spinning straw into gold.
If you're planning to entertain this hot summer weekend and the thought of guests sitting on your bare garden bench makes you feel very un-Martha-like, don't panic. Honestly, you can whip up this NO SEW fold and glue garden cushion in about 45 minutes to adorn your charming garden.
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,
These dreamy pillow cases are a new online-only item from Urban Outfitters. The black and white standard-sized cases (32"w x 20"h) are a cotton and nylon blend and will set you back 24 bucks for a set of two.
These pillows, constructed of washed silk, make use of pin tucks to give them a luscious texture. The Long Thread says they're a great sewing project for the beginner.
No, the pillow isn't controlled by a remote, it holds your remotes. Julie used an old Virginia Tech sweatshirt that used to belong to her brother to make it. A bit of planning and sewing and this is the result:
What will they think of next? This is handy, practical, cute, and easy to Do It Yourself, (for yourself ONLY, no copycatting to sell!) Check out these delightful
No Valentine to snuggle? Significant other not a cuddlier? No worries now that the world has the Hug Me Pillow.
Perfect for cold & flu & allergy season, the Tissue Pillow is outfitted with a little pocket that you can fill, and re-fill, with kleenex. From Design 3000, it runs about 87 Euro, but I sewer could knock one out in no time! Via.
Amy Butler has several free patterns on her website, but the Snow Mum Pillow Pattern is by far my favorite. It's fresh, delicate and modern. Available in PDF format, the pattern includes ‘instructions, measurements and pattern pieces.’
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.
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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...
Insipired in that unforgettable scene in The Godfather where character Jack Woltz finds the head of his beloved racehorse in his bed, this pillow is the perfect cuddly for the wise guy wannabe. ($45 from Kropserkel.) I just have one thing to say: "ahhh...Ahhh....AHHHH!" Via.
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...
This pillow from kstudio comes with a clicker pocket. Perfect for those who like to curl up with their remote, it's totally DIYable. The original, available at Design Public, does have a cool clicker graphic but it'll set you back 116 bucks too.
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.
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."
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:
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