Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bring the Sunshine In! Pillow

Thursday, March 17, 2011
I know I'm a little late posting our "Theme"-day post today, but once you see this little beauty, I'm hoping you'll forgive me. I was trying to get this made this morning and that's why posting got put on the back burner.
Here's a mini tutorial on making pin-tucks. It's only the second or third time I've done it- so I'm by no means an expert. But, if you've ever wanted to give this look a try- here it is:
First draw your design on the fabric with a marking pen. I read somewhere to make sure not to press it so it won't set the pen. This one disappears with water. {I marked the first line 2 1/2" from the edge with the next 2 lines each 1" away}

Fold on your marked line and sew as close as you can to the edge. I moved my needle to the right as far as I could and lined my fabric up about 1/8" in, it's probably a 1/16" seam allowance. {let's call it an educated guess. ;)}

Repeat on all the lines, erase your marks, make your pillow cover and stuff that lovely up!
You may notice that I alternated which way I had the seams go when I sewed the cross tuck. I don't know what the "right" way really is, but I liked how it added a bit of interest.
I absolutely ADORE this yellow linen I got as a remnant from Joann's {man I love that place}.
Now, I have one very stuffed, cheery pillow! If you want to see my first attempt at pin-tucking go here.
Also, today I am Stranded on a Crafting Desert Island over at Less Cake {more frosting}. Go on over and check out what crafting item I CAN NOT live without- I'll give you one hint- I could not make pillows without it- and we all know how desolate my life would be if I could not make pillows. ;)
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Karen said...

Cute! I need me some pillows... :)

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Love this one, Amy! I love linen. The pintucks look great... I've been afraid to try them, but they actually sound really easy. Off to check out your desert island necessity.

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

I love yellow! And the pintucks are a very nice touch! Awesome job!

Amy @ Increasingly Domestic said...

And she does it again folks!

I love the yellow, love the pintucking and love the linen.

Ladybird Ln said...

What a darling pillow, I love how sunny and sleek it is! I am having a pillow contest {Pillow Fight--For a Cause} on my blog this month, and would love it if you would consider entering. Link below!


Lorene (just Lu) said...

Just popped over from POV at Gwen's place... Love this pillow and I should have just KNOWN that this was you! :) Someday I will get the courage to try pintucks...

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