Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Pillow Talk

I had this old skirt that I loved but the zipper broke. The fabric just happened to match my living room - - so I turned it into pillows. :)
Pillows are so easy and they make me feel like I've actually accomplished something amazing. ha.
My skirt gave me enough fabric for the fronts of four pillows and I backed it with some brown fabric that I had and then stuffed it with the poly-fill stuff you can buy at craft stores.
My mother has asked me to make a few pillows for her - but she's using the pillow forms which means I'm going to actually have to measure and make sure things stay the right size. And, rather than doing my poly-fill with just a seam opening - I'm going to have to figure out how to make the back of the pillow do the little flap thing so that you can take the cover on and off to wash. And, mother wants piping around the edges. So, it should be fun actually having to make a pillow that requires some level of talent. We'll see how it goes! ;)
I still have my curtain project to do for my guest room and some curtains for my mother's kitchen. I'm hoping to find some Christmas fabric on sale and make some re-usable cloth gift bags to sell in an etsy shop or something.


  1. That is very pretty fabric. You did a great job on the pillows.

  2. Oh I love the pillow idea. I haven't made pillows in quite some time. As for making a pillow cover for a pillow form, it's not as hard as it might appear. Think about a pillow sham and I'm sure you'll be able to figure it out.

    I think you cuold find some Christmas fabric on Etsy. I saw some a few days ago on there, but I didn't save it.

  3. beautiful pillows! Great way to recycle!

  4. pretty pillows, nicole - good job! by the way JoAnn's has some Christmas fabric on sale thru, i think, the 18th - maybe we can get some for the gift bags (?)