Sunday, April 3, 2011

My New Couch



I was so excited when I saw this super cool pillow on Cluck Cluck Sew last week! She calls it a sprocket pillow. I've been looking for just the right pillows to go on our new couches. I didn't like anything I saw in the stores and I didn't want them to clash with all the quilts I have hanging in our home. But these pillows look perfect, because they already look so much like a quilt!



Check out her tutorial for how to make this fun and surprisingly easy pillow!

And I thought in case you were wondering about my other, slightly less cool, but fairly cute pillow, I'd show you how I made that one as well...

I used some scraps I had left over from a quilt I made awhile back, but a charm pack would be perfect (love those charm packs!) Sew a collection of 5" squares together...


Create a little template that looks something like this...



Use your template to cut a bunch of pieces out of white (or in my case Kona Snow) fabric. Enough to have a piece on each seam...



Using a 1/4 inch seam top stitch those down, leaving your edges raw...



Add cute buttons to the corners where they meet. Cut out a back to your pillow, stitch all the way around, leaving a whole to turn, and then WASH your finished pillow cover. Your edges will fray and look super soft and cute. After you washed and dried, then stuff and sew up your hole.



Thank you Cluck Cluck Sew for my adorable new pillow, it was just what I was looking for! She mentioned you wouldn't be able to sew just one, and she's right! I've started making a couple for my girls. They reminded them of Little Miss Muffet's Tuffet!