Happy Sunday everyone!
What a week it has been! I hope you all are enjoying the changes that I’ve been making to my page.
I knew that hosting a blog was a lot of work! I feel a senses of accomplishment each time I tackle a new HTML code or decide on a stellar arrangement.
1. the set was no longer available
2. it cost $148.00
What you will need:
Four 14 X 14 pillows (or two, however many you want)
One yard of main pillow color fabric (I used anti-pilling fleece, it’s so soft!!)
Half of a yard of accent color fabric
Hand sewing needles
Project Time: 3 – 4 hours
Project Difficulty: Medium-ish (depending on your sewing level)
First and foremost: PRE-wash your fabric!
This will get all of the fabrics shrinkage and shifting out. That way, when you go to wash the pillow you won’t have to worry about it shrinking!
I bought four pillow forms because they were on sale at the store for $4.00 each.
After you wash the fabric, cut out eight squares of the main fabric that are 15″ X 15″.
This is to include a half inch seam allowance.
Of the accent fabric, measure and cut two “Os” and two “Xs”. I chose just to cut out strips for my “Xs” but you can cut one solid “X” if you like.
Pin the “Xs” and “Os” onto the main fabric squares in the center.
Sew the decals onto top of the squares, using a 1/4″ to 1/2″ inch seam allowance.
I used 1/2″.
Once all four of the decals have been sewn, put the right sides together with the remaining squares.
Sew around the edge, leaving 4 – 5 inches to allow for turning.
Turn the pillows right-side out. Insert your pillow forms.
Hand sew the invisible stitch to close the opening left for turning.
If you have never used an invisible stitch before, I pinned this awesome tutorial that I used here
Now step back, and admire your work!
What did I learn along the way?
1. Make sure you have enough fabric.
I used fabric that I already had, and I didn’t have enough main fabric for all the pillows. I had to improvise, so next time I will make sure I have enough!
2. Cut everything the same size!
I made just two pillows at first, to see how hard they would be to make (they weren’t at all). However, the second two I cut a little smaller than the first (14″ X 14″), so they aren’t the same size as the first two.
3. Take your time!
There’s no rush! Make something you are proud of and enjoy!
Although you cannot buy this pillow set from Anthropologie anymore, the website was selling a set of two for $148.00.
I made four for about $25.00.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!