1.10.2011

London Theatre, anyone?



$17 vintage linen from JenniesJunque + mad sewing skills =


            

I am so in love with this pillow! (oh, please excuse the horrible sofa, which we've covered with a blanket. We are getting a brand new sofa in just a couple weeks! I won't be so ashamed of our way too shabby to be chic living room anymore.) I had an old 15x27 pillow with a kind of crappy, brown zebra cover that sat squished between our bed and a side table. Since the dying zebra cover came off easily,
I knew I could find something to to help fix it up and put the new sewing machine to use.

This linen measured 31''x21''. It was a tad short width wise so I added extra linen (with a decorative stitch) to fill it out.

I also have been trying my hand at puckering designs for pillow fronts. Martha Stewart shows a small,
yet not-so-detailed description of how to accomplish this look in Encyclopedia of Sewing & Fabric
It always seems that her directions are shady and somehow hit or miss. What's the deal, Martha?



Trillz Approved

4 comments:

Natasha said...

Very cool linen and good job on the pillow! Trillz is a cutie pie :)

jen said...

Looks great! I never even thought of making a pillow out of it. You are very creative :)

Tina Crespo said...

thanks ladies!!
Trill is adorable isn't she? She's also SUPER bad :)

Dandelion and Grey said...

This pillow is darling! And so is Trill!