Monday, July 12, 2010

Pillow Ideas and Washable Ottoman Slipcover...

I've been wanting to get my pillows done so badly, because I knew that they would tie my whole family room and kitchen window treatments together.
This is just going to be a simple tutorial.  I first cut out the back of the pillow from some muslin that I had.  Then I cut  two strips of my floral and I made the lace middle by gathering both sides and sewing it to some muslin.
Then I sewed all three pieces together.

Then I pinned some fringe in between both the muslin back and the piece above with right sides together.  The fringe edge should be facing inward and should be sandwiched between the fabric.
I sewed all four corners and left a six inch opening so that I  could turn it back right sides out like below.
I stuffed it with poly -fil and then hand stitched the opening shut.

For the center I made a fabric rose with the leopard print I used in my window treatments.  I gathered some satin red material and used it to frame around the leopard rose.

Below I sewed the gold damask and leopard print first and added the rope like I did the fringe above.  I hot glued the turquoise lace flowers I made by gathering the lace.  I also hot glued the side fringe.  In the centers of the lace flowers I burned some red satin, twisted it at the center and sewed it in place.


I've always hated how this couch was over powering with massive redness and wanted to break it up somehow.  So I slip covered the top of the ottoman.
This picture below is after the fact but if you look at it, I just pinned all the edges and then surged it all over.
It's really just a fitted sheet because I added thin elastic to the bottom so that it would fit snug around it.
If you pull the elastic while your sewing it onto your fabric it will give it that snug fit.  My favorite thing about it is that it comes right off and can go into the washing machine.  That's a must with my two little ones.
You can see both window treatments below and how the pillows help to tie it all together.  I plan on make another big pillow for the other corner and a couple medium sized ones to throw here and there.

7 comments:

Cap Creations said...

Very cute! Love the colors!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Cute pillows.
Thanks for dropping by my blog.
Annette

Mimi said...

HI MISS FERGIE!!!
I got my PILLOW and I love Love LOVE it!!
It is so perfect, I cannot tell you how many people already have saidf CUTE PILLOW!!!I say I KNOW!!I won it!!
Great job on those pillows!!!
Youa re very talented my friend!!!
i keep looking for you all over town, I hope one day to bump into you at Mcdonalds or chick fil a or Safeway or frys!!!SOme day!!!
hugs,
jamie

Kim said...

So very cute! Those pillows really add some playfulness to your room. Your slipcovered ottoman idea is brilliant. I'd love for you to link this up with Fabric Fun Thursday :).

JHill said...

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

Tere said...

I love the colors! Very cute and creative! Thanks for sharing @It's Party Time Thursday@PonyTails&FishScales!

Object of Maya*ffection said...

GREAT eye! I NEVER Would've thought to combine the turquoise fabric with the floral! LOVE the leopard accent too!