Right now I'm kind of on a pillow kick. I wanted my front room to look more Valentinish (is that even a word). So here are the pillows I've made over the past few days.
They were pretty easy to make, but a bit time consuming. I started out by sewing a square pillow form and stuffing a pillow inside. Then I cut 6-8 strips of fabric that were about 3" wide and 45" long. The white pillow is cotton, so I surged both long edges. The pink pillow is silk so I just surged one of the long edges and melted the edge that would show with a candle. Then I gathered the strips. I started by gathering one strip as tight as I could, then hot glued it as I rolled it to make a flower. I hot glued the flower to the center of the pillow. Using the remaining strips I just gathered them a bit and started hot gluing them onto the pillow starting at the flower and working outward in a spiral design. I think it would look cute with a whole couch full of flower pillows in lots of different colors.
14 hours ago