Monday, February 20, 2012

chevron pom pom pillow

So my spare chair needed something.  I had another idea which I attempted and which was deemed a failure by myself and my husband.  I'll share that with you another day.   My first instinct was to make a pillow and after my failure I got back to the pillow plan.  Isn't that always the way?

I may have mentioned I don't sew.  I can sew on a button, do a little mending here and there.  Serious sewing goes to my Mom who would have gladly crafted another pillow for me but since this would be a light use sit there and look pretty kinda pillow I figured I'd try my hand at it with minimal sewing.

I cut two pieces of fabric to the size I wanted and realized I had some pom pom trim.  Hooray!

I cut the trim to just short of the height of the pillow on either side.

I put the first piece of fabric right side up with the trim facing in.

The second piece of fabric went face down.

Then I fabric glued it to death.  I glued the fabric to the trim and the trim to the fabric.  I fabric glued this thing so thoroughly it was ridiculous.  Then I waited.  I of course tried to turn it right side out before it was dry because that is how I do things.  Then I fixed it and left it alone again for a little.

When I felt confident that it was dry I turned it right side out...

and stuffed it with fluff.

It was time to close it up.  Now my sewing skills being what they are I did an interesting combo of fabric glue and stitching to close it up.  I tried to remember how I've seen my Mom close a pillow.  I did a sorta hidden stitch over some fabric glue.   Worked out just fine.  I have no pictures of this process because I had no idea what I was doing!  I have to tell you once it was a sealed up I got a little giddy! 

Isn't she cute?

Don't look too closely at that bottom seam.

Not bad!

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  1. Wonderful job! Sometimes it's not the road you take to get there, it's where you end up that matters!
    dee dee

  2. I love the fabric used. I would also love for you to stop by and link up at my linky party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  3. This is such a great pillow. Pom pom fringe and chevron are two of my favorites! We would LOVE for you to share this at our link party! I know our readers would enjoy it!

  4. This is so cute!! I love the pom poms!! Happy to have found your blog!!

  5. That is such a cute pillow and the pompoms make it perfect:) Very well done!

    I found you through Our Delightful Home's linky party and I'm your newest follower.


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