Thursday, September 23, 2010

I am in LOVE with this throw pillow.

Let begin by saying, that for the last three weeks I have been up to my ears in throw pillows, reclaimed barn wood, paint, and fabric! A month from today I will be setting up shop in a booth to show the world, or at least a small part of the world, what I have been up to.


Which leads me to this post, and my very first tutorial! So let's get down to business.



I am super in love with very natural fabrics for the last few months. I love the raw simplicity.

I started out with two 16"x 16" squares of this fabric.

I have been using this twine on a lot of my projects lately. I just let the twine to the job for me on this one. I cut a piece and let it lay on the fabric. Once I got the effect I wanted, I used some tacking glue, and put a small dab in a few places to hold it down.
From there, I cut out a few more small strips and made some smaller branches. Again, I used the glue to just keep them in place.

Once the glue was dry, I took a needle and thread and secured the branches to the fabric. (This took a LONG time!)


I knew that I had wanted to do this branch pillow last week, so I went ahead and cut out some leaves from some green burlap and a scrap piece of green fabric I had. So I don't have a picture of that.

I placed the leaves where I felt they looked best, and pinned them down. Let me just say that I have NEVER done any type of applique before, and I was really nervous at how this would turn out. Especially since I wanted it to work so bad!


Personally I think it turned out great!! It was much easier that I thought it was going to be. Once I sewed on all the leaves. It was time to sew the pillow together.




An here is my finished project! Minus the stuffing, because I am out of that at the moment.


I love how it turned out!! I am going to have to make a few more so that I can have some at my home as well as in my craft booth.

I have linked this post to the following: (The links are on my left sidebar! Click and see what others have made!!)
Fabric Fun Thursday
Strut your Stuff Thursday at some what simple
Get your craft on Thursday at Life with Lori
It's sew stinking Cute
Tea Rose Home

7 comments:

Kim said...

I absolutely adore the fabrics and jute that you used this is such a wonderful twist. I'm so glad you linked up with me. I just love this project.

Jonie Marie said...

What a great idea. I love the organic feel it has. I may have to give this a try :) What kind of fabric did you use for the base?

-Jonie
easyascutandpaste.blogspot.com

(I am popping in from the Tea Rose link party)

Lulux said...

I'll pick your idea for a skirt!

really great.

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Sheri@childmade.com said...

Love the burlap applique! Well done! Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link.

Lindy said...

I love pillows and I love your pillow! Very unique and my favorite colors to boot! Great project!

Kim said...

I just wanted to let you know, I featured your pillow today.

DaisyCakes Bakery and Boutique said...

Kim! You made my day!!