Saturday, May 29, 2010

Pillow Redo

M y hula girl has these two pillows that really needed to be recovered. I know that for some, they don't look too bad, that animal print is haute(hot) but I just needed something different.

That is what we started with. I wasn't sure if it was a pillow or stuffing so we took it apart.

We used the old pillow cover as our pattern and cut out our fabric.
The fabric I purchased at Ikea about a year ago and it just sat on my shelf.
I wanted to make it girly so I added a ruffled flower. I'm going to add these
instructions only because the first time I made ruffles it was stress and then I
found an easier way. You start with a piece of fabric 3 inches wide and as long as you need.

Then fold in half length wise and iron.

Fold sides to meet in the middle and iron.

This is what it should look like

Flip over and sew a straight stitch down the middle

Tie top and bottom thread on one end together. On the opposite end pull top thread to start to ruffle.

Then press and sew starting with center of flower working your way out.

Sew the edges of the pillow together leaving an opening so you can flip it inside out. Stuff and then either hand sew or machine stitch the opening closed.

The completed pillow.

With the other pillow I simply cut out the flowers from the left over fabric for the dress(next post) I made for my other hula girl.

and stitched them on to the pillow.

Happy sewing!!


Kiki Fangupo said...


T*Family said...

How cute Verlynn. So glad you have a craft blog. And soooo LOVING the blog name. I will definitely be stalking you on here...hahhaha.

NO6NU said...

Thanks Kiki and Leah!


That's awesome!!! love it

Kiki Fangupo said...

I still can't get over these! I would buy these from you Verlynn!!! and I don't even have a girl lol