Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Love Charm Pack Pillow






If you have a pretty charm pack in your fabric stash that you're wondering what to do with......



Why not quickly make up a charming little Love pillow?

 Extremely quick and simple to put together, you can run one up in next to no time.  The finished width is the perfect size to place on the bed in front of your pillow.


To complete this project I used 28 squares from a charm pack.  (Curio by Moda).  Simply sew 10 together to form each side.  I then drew the letters onto bondaweb and ironed on to 4 of the squares.  These in turn were ironed onto 4 plain squares.  I then cut around leaving about a 1/4 inch border without going into the fiddly shapes of the letters.

If I'd had enough bondaweb left I would have attached the letters to the pillow that way, and hand-stitched them in place.  I didn't, so instead I used spray adhesive to hold them in place whilst I stitched around the edges by machine.  I then did a quick running stitch by hand, using Perle 12 thread, close to the edge of each letter. 

As it's only for decoration, there is no opening to the pillow - it's simply stitched together.  With right sides together, I pinned all the way around including a bit of vintage lace as an edging.  (remember to have the lace tucked inside when pinning).  Luckily I had just enough to go all the way around.  I then stitched around by machine using a 1/4 inch seam allowance, leaving the middle square at the bottom open, to allow room to turn.

After that it was a matter of moments to stuff and then slip-stitch the opening closed.  I didn't realise at the time, but it matches my bedspread perfectly!

5 comments:

  1. Wonderful idea! It looks great on your bed.

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  2. i'm having the hardest time sending you a note....I know this will work.

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    1. Thank you Cindy - never heard of it! Off to investigate :)

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  3. very very cute...love the man shirt pillow too....

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