head diy Design Fanatic: Embellished Pillow

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Embellished Pillow

I'm finally getting around to a little finishing touch that I have wanted to do for a long time. A few months ago, our youngest daughter's room was finished... or at least it was presentable. I still had a few little things on the list to do & today I finally got around to making some contrasting fabric flowers for the pillow on her bed.


My daughter really wanted the colors in her room to be green and blue, however, we didn't find any blue accessories that we liked. I thought we could add some blue flowers to the pillow that I found at HomeGoods awhile back.

So, off to Hobby Lobby I went & found 3 cute fabrics and cut one strip out of each - the length of the fabric. I wanted the blue flower to be larger, so I cut the blue fabric 2 1/2 inches wide and the other 2 strips a little over 2" wide.
Then I folded the fabric in half and pressed it.


Next I basted a large stitch by hand on the raw edge of the fabric and gathered the fabric up.


To begin the flower, take the end which will be the center of the flower and fold it down like this:

Then just wrap it around like this...

Turn it upside down and stitch each together until you come to the end.

Here's what the flowers look like when finished:



And, here's what the pillow looks like now:
Better?
I purchased enough of the contrasting fabric to make a few more pillows ... I just have to find some cute trim for the edges!
Hope you all had a great weekend!

Pam

44 comments:

  1. Very cute! I'll bet that your daughter loves this!

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  2. Very sweet embellishment on her pillow. I really like the way her room looks too. Very calm and soothing. We have some interesting flowers on a lampshade this week -- you might enjoy seeing those. Jane F.

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  3. The room is just lovely and the flowers on the pillow are way t oo cute. What a great idea. I bet she loves her room. Hugs, Marty

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  4. I recall what her room looked like a while back - it looks great now. And those pillows? You can make some good money selling those, they are beautiful! Great job picking the colors too!

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  5. Great addition to the screen print! Lovely texture!

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  6. that looks awesome! i love the embellishment- it adds so much to the pillow and a nice pop of color!

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  7. Those are the cutest darned flowers....I want to make them...but I do not have a sewing machine, and do not have the patience to sew....they look awesome Pam!

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  8. Very cute and crafty! I just love how the whole room looks, so clean and simple =)

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  9. very cute! love them, it really make the pillow special:)

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  10. They are perfect!! Thanks for sharing!!
    machelle

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  11. VERY COOL! Love the finished product, but I'm not so sure mine would turn out so great! LOL! You really have to have not only creativity but some serious skills to pull this off as great as you have! Bravo! Great post!

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  12. Super pillow idea. I'm your newest follower.

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  13. Beautiful room! Thanks for the tutorial. I just started getting into fabric flowers and this is the prettiest I've seen.

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  14. Beautiful pillow, love the flower touches, well done! Jenn

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  15. This is so adorable!!

    Best, Laura @ along for the ride

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  16. This project came out really nice. And I love your tutorial....

    OK. You're invited! Do come join our weekly Wednesday linky party for DTY tutorials. The current party is here: http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-tutorial-linky-party-8/ . Future parties can be found at the home page.

    Looking forward to featuring your work so our readers can find you!

    Rose

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  17. Love this! I'm daughter-less but have a few throws pillow in my own room that could benefit from a little floral embelishment :)

    Cara

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  18. PS-typos make me crazy...especially my own: "throw pillows" :)

    Cara

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  19. This is so cute. I've used flowers like this on a lot of things and yours still caught me to see how they were made. They obviously look different than mine! So pretty!!

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  20. I love it! Okay, don't laugh...How did you attach them to the pillow? I am a total nonsewer, but I think I could manage the flower part. It makes this pillow a beautiful custom design!

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  21. Very cute. I have one similar to this in the works right now!

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  22. I love this! It turned out so cute!!

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  23. Very pretty! The pillow was nice before but now it's stylin'! Love the bright blue accent color.

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  24. How cute and it looks like even I could manage those cute flowers!!

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  25. Don't ya just love all the flowers out there in blogland! Your's turned out great! Very cute! The room is adorable!

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  26. How fantastic is that room?! So light, so airy. The throw on the end of the bed MAKES it. Beautiful!

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  27. Nothing less than amazing work! I am so in love with that pillow I could die! What a talent you have girl:)

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  28. Aren't you creative... the fabric flowers really added to your pillow. Looks fantastic!

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  29. Dropping by again to let you know that I featured this.

    http://thespeckleddog.blogspot.com/2010/08/weekly-faves.html

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  30. I love that room, so peaceful! Great pillow, too. Thanks for joining us at "AP Tuesdays!" @ New Nostalgia! Hope to see you again tomorrow!

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  31. First time on your site and I am in love with all of your cute DIYs! This pillow is my favorite! XO




    http://sometimeshavingitall.blogspot.com

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  32. Wow that is really cute I am always in awe and
    a little jealous of people that can sew I think secretly I want to. Thanks for the tuturial
    it gives us wanna be crafty folk some hope!

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  33. I love the pictures you put in the header,too!

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  34. Those flowers are so cute!!Thanks for the tutorial!!

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  35. Proving that little details really do make a difference!

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  36. I love this pillow! I will be featuring it on crazydomestic.com on Tuesday, Aug 24th. Thanks for sharing!

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  37. That's just beautiful. It really customized that pillow. Thanks for linking.

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  38. Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I featured this last week.

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