Monday, August 20, 2012

Coral pillow {from a napkin}

I love creating pillows.  It is so easy to purchase the smallest bit of fabric and create a new accessory for your room.  Not too long ago I found a fabric that I thought would add a lovely touch of coral to my daughter's bed.  It wasn't at a fabric store...it was from, shocker, Target.  My favorite place ever.  I saw two fabric napkins on sale for $2 for the set and knew they would look great sew into a pillow.  But it would be a bit simple so I decided to add a little extra detail. 



I have an entire bin of 6 strand floss that I inherited from my great grandmother.  I'm not sure what she used to make with it, but I've used it for so many different craft projects.  This being one of them.  I wanted to draw attention to the centers of the fabric detail just a bit and add a bit of dimension. 


I used a grey floss for the 5 centers I wanted to accentuate.  If you remember my kids room has grey as its neutral. 

I then chose a different floss color to add some rays of detail.  I was using a simple, classic sewing technique, over, under, over, under.  Just keep rotating your fabric until you've completed the full rotation.  This wasn't hard at all. 


Once I added my details it was time to sew up the pillow.  I added a zipper to one side for easy removal if it gets dirty. 




and there it is...my daughters $2 pillow. 


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5 comments:

  1. That's adorable! I love the different colors mixed in. So creative......you did an amazing job!

    Laura
    www.HappyroostBlog.com

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  2. It's so cute! I love the color accents you added. And you seriously can't beat $2!

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  3. I love making napkin pillows! And, adding the embroidery was brilliant -- such a nice pop of color.

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