Friday, November 14, 2014

12 Handmade Days of Christmas: Throw Pillow Day 6

Target is selling fabric! Random, right? I bought this beautiful teal hummingbird burlap. The fabric is sold in 1 yard pre-cuts or fat quarters. I have a very large fabric stash, but I couldn't resist the impulse. I'm a sucker for fabric.

Materials Needed:
  1. 1 yard of pre-cut burlap fabric from Target.
  2. Batting: I think pillow forms are ridiculously over-priced so I used a standard $4 pillow from Target and it yielded two throw pillows.
  3. Thread
  4. Needle 

Step by Step Directions:
  1. Cut 16x16 Squares from the burlap. Cute 4 squares or two sets if you plan on making two throw pillows.
  2. Place one of the 16x16 squares ontop of the other. Rightsides together. Pin.
  3. Sew around the square leaving an opening at top of one of the sides. Don't forget to backstitch.
  4. Trim the seams and corners.
  5. Turn inside out and Press.
  6. Fill the square with batting through the opening. (If you used an inexpensive pillow, cut the pillow open and tear out batting in chunks. This allows you to fluff the batting as you go along.)
  7. Slip stitch the opening closed with needle and thread once the pillow is nice and full. Et, Voila!
Here is today's Sweet Reminder....

Sweet Reminder No.6: Stress during the holidays is a choice!
You don't "have to" do anything during this time of year. You don't have to bake, host, make, or create anything if you don't want. I hear a lot of "have to" around this time of year; coupled with a whole lot of resentment. Be clear and honest about what you can and cannot do. If you choose to live in a state of stress and chaos during the holidays, remember your stress is a choice. You don't "have to" do anything. 

Have fun with the tutorial. Any questions on the directions, please feel free to comment below.

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  1. Replies
    1. Thank you! If you have a Target nearby they have all kinds of really stylish one yard cuts! Super easy to crank out too!

  2. Oh nice! You're so crafty; I've not made my own pillow before but would love to one day. Thanks for the tutorial!

    1. You're welcome! Thank you for stopping by!

  3. I need to make this very soon! We have zero pillows in our house:)

    1. They are seriously easy to make and are a great way to up-cycle old flattened lumpy pillows! Give it a try!