Thursday, July 18, 2013

Here comes the pop of color....

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All I can say is I love it! Fabric is like the icing on the cake. The eat-in area in the kitchen is pretty, but these pillows just added that pop of color and fun that I was looking for. I have been going back & forth for weeks trying to decide which fabric combinations to use. If you walked into my house over the last 2 to 3 months there were always different fabric samples sitting on this table. I have to live with the print for a few days, see it in different lights, and get a few opinions on it. Usually after a few days of looking at it in the space I just know. Unfortunately, for the last month I kept rejecting my choices. Nothing felt right until last week.  I brought home this turquoise starfish fabric home and it coordinated well with the main inspiration fabric, which will be across the room, as well as the red geometric print I already knew I wanted to use.

Here are a few pictures of Robin making the pillows. We ended up making four of the turquoise pillows in size 24" and three of the red pillows in 22". I wanted to hit he lip of the window and also wanted some height difference in the two pillows. Since the red is such a strong color we decide to make those the smaller ones. Robin and I agreed if we made the reds the larger ones they would over power the turquoise one. Also since I already have red chairs and bar stool (not visible in the picture) I wanted the turquoise pop.

Here are the supplies you will need. Everything can be found online.


Interfacing going on the pillow fabric

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Attaching the handmade piping. Click here for the cord that goes inside the piping.

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To help attach zipper, use sew through double sided tape to hold zipper in place.

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When working with a fabric that has a distinct print, it is really important to center it so you like the final outcome.

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Cutting the back side. Make sure to find the grain or straight copy 5

If you don't have a wilting foot, you can use the zipper foot and move the needle to the edge.

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This is a new product. It's a size 6 invisible zipper  by the yard. They are great for home dec projects.

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Lastly get your pillow forms and stuff your pillows. To make the corners nice and full take a bit of loose pillow stuffing and put it into the corners. This will fill the out nicely. Beautiful pillows that really have that wow factor!
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This project really reminded me that just adding a few decorative pillows can really change up a typical room for not a lot of money. Hopefully you will be inspired to make a few yourself.


Regina & Robin


  1. Those pillows are beautiful!!

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