Friday, March 2, 2012

Clover Pillow

I made this pillow out of some scrap material I had in my baskets. It's a pretty simple design and took about an hour to complete.

Here's what you need:
Scrap material (in shades of green)
Wonder Under
muslin
ribbon
Clover pattern


I started by cutting 3 squares of different patterned material large enough to fit my clover design.  I then ironed them onto Wonder Under.


Using the clover pattern, I traced a clover onto the paper side of each square and then cut out the three clovers.



Next I laid out the design on the piece of muslin.  Then I pealed off the back paper of the Wonder Under.  I cut slits into each clover and threaded the ribbon through, so it looks like they are hanging along a clothesline.



After, ironing the clovers down, I hand stitched along the edge of each to give the design a little more whimsy.



Then I just sewed the pillow together and stuffed it.




I think the long narrow design turned out really cute!!


On a side note, Google Friend Connect (GFC) is going away soon!! :( To keep following my blog you either have to follow via email or a RSS feed.  Here's a link to Momma Go Round that explains this whole RSS thing (Thanks Nina!)  And here's another link to The NY Melrose Family that explains Bloglovin', one of the readers you can use to follow my blog. Thanks Jenny!  This reader seems to be one of the more popular readers and I have added a link to it on my blog on the right (above the RSS feed icon). 



4 comments:

  1. Love the pillow idea..my sewing skills are very basic, but I think I could pull this off..

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  2. I love the pillow. I'm an Irish girl through and through. Thanks for linking up to Whimsy Wednesday and for giving me a shout out about Bloglovin'. I love it, don't you?

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