Sunday, October 10, 2010

Another great tutorial put to use-Pillow with Ties

I felt like sewing today, so I grabbed some fabric scraps and made a throw pillow for my daughter's bare bed.  I need to make several more for her. This one made a big difference.

A while back, I used this tutorial from Make It and Love It to make these pillows. They looked great for about two days,
but after my one year old figured out that he would carry it around by the ties...this is how they look now.   :(   They are also a little thin, (because of the fabric) so they feel flimsy. Plus, I didn't stuff em enough. Live and learn.  I loved the design, so I needed to give it another whirl.
I wanted to make one for my daughter's bed, so I made a couple of changes to accomodate my kids dragging them around.  I sewed the part that ties down. To make it sturdier, I ironed some fusible fleece to the inside of the fabric. It has a lot more structure to it, and I am so happy with how it turned out. I also added an accent strip of fabric underneath the tie.
She loves it.  It really makes me want to make some more pillows for her bed!

Today I am thankful for the little things that make my kiddos happy.

1 comment:

Jessica Cook said...

it's beautiful! and I LOVE the idea of sewing the ribbon down. It looks a lot neater!
I need to make throw pillows for our couches...someday I will get around to it!