Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I Promised...

Yes, I did promise that I would show you how my very first sewing project turned here we go..  My Pretty Spring Pillow
Yep, I did it....and I am currently working on another one.  It was actually fun once I got over my fear and as long as you don't look too close, it's pretty decent work.
Here's how I did it..

What you'll need:
fabric (whatever you like, mine is just cotton fabric I picked up at Hobby Lobby)
ribbon, in coordinating color and preferably no more than an inch wide
a bag of at least 100 buttons in coordinating color(s)
coordinating thread
fabric glue
a bag of poly-fill

step one: measure fabric out to the size of pillow you want.(Mine is 12" x 12") and cut to length, making two squares, one for each side of pillow. Make sure you allow an extra inch for the seam. 

step two: choose where you want your flowers to be and draw two circles, one large and one small, with tailor's chalk or a light pencil.

step three: cut ribbon to the length that you want your stem and sew onto fabric using a straight stitch. 

step four: glue buttons into the circle (you can sew them if you're really ambitious)

step five: Once the glue is dry, turn the "good" sides of the fabric so they are facing each other and
pin together.

step six: pin and sew the two squares together using a 1/2 inch seam.

step seven: when you get to the last side of the square, leave about 3 inches open so you can turn
your fabric right side out and push in the poly-fill.

Once you get the poly-fill in, hand stitch the last 3 inches closed on the pillow...and voila! A pretty spring pillow to brighten your decor!


  1. This pillow is absolutely adorable! Are you good at sewing in a straight line? Because, I am terrible at it. I may have to try this. Where did you find this idea? Just wondering. I also thought you should know that I am jealous of your time management skills. I have no idea how you have time to do all of these fun little things. I need your time management skills for sure! Great sewing project! I love it!

    1. Thanks Michelle! Well, sometimes I am good at sewing straight and sometimes I am not..the one thing I know is that the more I do it, the better I am getting. I found an idea something like this in a magazine and kind of tweaked it a little.
      Also, don't be jealous of my time management, when my guys were smaller, it was a different ball game, but I have one in school and my little guy is 3 and it is a lot easier to devote some time to me again. Alot of this stuff takes place around 8pm or later...which may be the culprit in not sewing straight..and then if I have a little wine...well you know the rest ;)