Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Couch Makeover {pillow #3}

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
For pillow #3 I was looking for texture.  I had this great linen fabric that I wanted to embellish.  I bought some fuzzy brown yarn and mapped out a grid.  The knots are 2" apart on this pillow and the first row was started 2 1/2" from the edge.  I started with a 15" square and the finished pillow is 14".  I did a french knot to make the knot, but instead of going around the needle once or twice I went around it about 5-6 times per knot.  I wanted the knot nice and nubby. :)
I just sewed two squares together to make the pillow.  I figured with the knots and yarn I probably wouldn't ever wash it anyway.  I think it makes a nice little addition to the couch.
3 pillows down, and 3 to go.  I'm finishing #4 today.  I'm still deciding how exactly to embellish the polka dot fabric, but I think we're unanimous in our opinion that it definitely needs something.  Leaving me to figure out what that something should be. ;) {the polka dot pillow is not pillow #4, I need more time with that one}  And I thought I knew what I was going to do with the tan knit fabric (the unfinished tan fabric to the left), but had a major craft fail when I realized that the fabric was too thin for the look I was going for.  But!  Thanks to twitter and Pinterest- I think I may have found my last pillow idea.  I'll keep you posted.
p.s. Here are links for {Pillow #1}{Pillow #2}{and the before}
p.p.s. I'm sorry for making you look at this couch every time I post a new pillow.  But maybe  you'll understand why the pillows are so necessary. ;)
p.p.p.s. I totally missed Mom-day yesterday.  Doh!  Sorry.
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Karen said...

As I'm looking at my own polka dot pillow, I'm thinking some simple piping would finish it off nicely. So you could just try that.

Leanne said...

I love the new pillow with it's nubby knots. Great job!

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

Pillow 3 is a great addition!! It is subtle but effective!!

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

Great idea! i love the yearn knots!, so clever. I think the polka dot fabric would look great in a round pillow that is pin tucked on the side with a big button in the middle. Kinda like this one but with a bigger button.

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

I never would have expected pillow #3 to go with the pillows you have made so far, but it looks really good with the others. Really unusual and cool idea!

Lorene (just Lu) said...

What a fun and simple way to add some texture and visual POP to a pillow! I love it.

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