It seems last week’s herringbone pillow tutorial was a hit, so I’m back with a follow-up of, you guessed it, more pillows.
About a year ago, I created this pillow to resemble our house. Simple and cute, I think. I don’t think this has popped up in any photos, either, so I thought it was time to share.
The most difficult part was creating the siding, keeping it even and straight. To recreate the siding, I used a linen looking cotton and folded it to create pleats. Then I used felt and fleece to add the detail of windows, doors and plants.
Now, I know these pillows have made a brief appearance in the past, but no explanation has been given.
When we turned the nursery into a big boy room the first time, I make a V monogrammed pillow to go with the new look.
I cut my letter out of the fabric, leaving a 1/2 inch allowance on all sides. To get clean edges, I folded the 1/2 inch over and used hem tape to glue the edges. I pinned the V in place and hand stitched a zigzag all around the edges using embroidery floss. The pillow cover is an envelope closure with buttons keeping it tight. See the little elephant pillow? I found an outline of an elephant online, printed it to size, traced the design on my fabric and embroidered the design using a back-stitch.
For a little more pillow talk, how about these beauties over at Urban Outfitters?
I love the texture of these! I feel confident that I could recreate the Ruffle Maze pillow and the Tuxedo Ruffles Curved pillow, but I have no clue how to make the texture of the Hand Quilted Velvet pillow.
Now, onto the title subject. I have considered adding pillows to my Etsy shop, would you like to be able to buy my pillow creations? I don’t think I can accommodate custom orders at the time, but I would like to have a nice selection available. However, I can’t justify sewing a million pillow covers for myself, so I would love to know if people out there would like to order something. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!