Fabric in this post was provided by Contrado. All thoughts, opinions, and designs are my own.
I'm really excited about today's post for several reasons. For one, I think it's super exciting to be able to have the tools to design our own home products. Like the fabric for my dishtowels a few weeks ago, the fabric for these pillows came from Contrado. I sent them my designs, and they printed out my designs on an absolutely lovely velvet shimmer fabric. It's thick and luxuriously soft, and I was totally in love with how vivid my designs printed out.
I absolutely love showcasing projects on this blog that empower people to be designers....even if it's just for their own homes. There's just something incredibly exciting to see your own designs or photographs show up as material on your doorstep. I don't think I'll ever tire of it!
But the second reason that I'm so excited for this post is that it's kind of a big step for me. About six months ago I really felt the need to try something new. I was rather overwhelmed at the time, and I found myself photographing flowers from my yard. And then adding in some designs with watercolor and ink pens. I was just experimenting and relieving some stress by crafting.
Lately I've found myself being drawn to explore this creative medium more and more...and I'm really, really excited by it. Yet I haven't really shared anything about these projects on the blog here...until now! Even thought I blog every week, I still feel a little intimidated sharing my art here, because I still feel like I have so much to learn.
Let me tell you the tips to make some really professional looking pillows!
The first thing that you're going to want to do is measure each side of your pillow form.
Then cut two squares that are exactly this size. No need to add seam allowances to your measurements because you want your pillows to be extra puffy!
The trick to sewing on trim is to use a zipper foot! A zipper foot comes standard with most sewing machines.When you go around the edges just turn your trim around the corner in an arched fashion.
Turn right side out.
I hope you enjoyed this post...and I'd love to hear what you think of my art too. Tips? Comments? I'd love to hear. Have a wonderful week everyone!
If you liked this post, you might want to check out this one: