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Strawberry Pillows. These pillows are easy and quick to make, a perfect end of summer project!

Strawberry Pillows

The best thing about them is seeing other people's reactions to them. Everyone who sees them wants to touch them, squeeze them, and carry them around. There is something about their large size (about 15-inches high) that just makes people smile! --Molly Materials To make a set of four (roughly) 15-inch high pillows: Cutting Fold and press the first of your dotted fabrics in half selvege to selvege.

Here is a more close-up shot of marking a 60-degree angle. Repeat this step to cut out a second equilateral 24-inch triangle from your fabric on the fold. Each one of these triangular pieces will make one pillow. Sewing the Berry Sew one of the open sides of one of the triangles with a 1/2-inch seam allowance. Open up and fold the shape so that the seam you just sewed lines up with the fold, and the open side is at the top, and press it flat.

Sew along the marked line and then trim off the bottom of the triangle. Stuffing. How to create a Dr. Blowhole Notquiteapillowpet. Resuming yesterdays post...

How to create a Dr. Blowhole Notquiteapillowpet

While at the grocery store a couple of days ago, The Youngest saw a unicorn pillow pet. "I want it! " was immediately shouted. He doesn't care for unicorns particularly, it's just that the pillow pet commercials have completely zapped his brain making him think that he has to have one, now, Now, NOW! I mentioned to him that he doesn't like unicorns and that stopped him in his tracks for about 30 seconds. And to familiarize yourself a little more, here's a quick clip explaining him: So I told the kid that sure, I'd make him one if we found a dolphin at the thrift store. I needed a pillow and some chenille, stat. Here are the steps that I used to make the Notquiteapillowpet. How to create a Dr. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. And the "flipper" side (sorry, couldn't resist): 6. 7. The monocle was pretty easy. So how do you think The Youngest liked his Dr.

Closed with dolphin shape: Opened: Welcome Dollar Store Craft Readers! Welcome Craft Gossip Readers! Pocket Full of Love Pillow project. Monster Tooth Pillow. It’s Celebrate the Boy Month at Made and Made by Rae.

Monster Tooth Pillow

Dana and Rae are serving up tons of boy tutorials, ideas and inspiration over on their respective blogs. Plus they are offering giveaways and other good stuff. So be sure to check it out. They asked me to make a special project for boys, so here it is! Yes, I have two girls, but we still love monsters. Measuring about 6″ x 6″, this little pillow is a cinch to make and I’ve given you the full tutorial with templates; just click on the image below.

Be sure to check out all of the great ideas on Made and Made by Rae during Celebrate the Boy Month. Ice Cream Sandwich Plush · Indie Crafts. DIY: Stencil Pillow. January 16th, 2012 Have you tried fabric markers yet?

DIY: Stencil Pillow

I finally got around to it, and they work great. Paired with a stencil you can use them to stencil your favorite quote on a tea towel, apron, t-shirt, table runner, pillow cover, place mat, cloth napkin, old pair of blue jeans—anything you can think of! {*style:<i><b>Supplies: </b></i>*}fabric item you want to stencil on some cardboard a pencil a letter stencil (I have this one. ) a fabric marker (I loved my black Sharpie fabric marker!) After choosing your quote, wrap your fabric over the cardboard to keep the marker from bleeding through and to keep the fabric stretched out smooth. Use a pencil to stencil your quote onto the fabric. Once you’ve penciled everything in, go at it with your fabric marker!

The Sharpie fabric marker packaging didn’t say anything about heat setting the ink, but I will probably press my fabric before I wash it, just to be safe. Ten Minute Pillow Cases. Tutorial: Patchwork Floor Pillow. With the cooler months of the year upon us, this versatile cushion is the perfect seat for warming up next to the fireplace, snuggling up for a Christmas movie, or relaxing with a good book.

Tutorial: Patchwork Floor Pillow

Whip one up today and you'll be sipping hot cocoa by the yule log in no time! Here's what you'll need: Assorted Fabrics and Coordinating Thread - I used home decor weight fabric to give my cushion extra durabilityTwo 22" x 22" x 2" Pieces of Foam - I used high density foam so that my cushion would be firmQuilt Batting12/32" Cotton Filler Cord1.5" Cover Button KitScissors or Rotary Cutter, Acrylic Ruler, and MatUpholstery needle (not pictured) Heavy weight thread (not pictured) Iron (not pictured)Sewing Machine (not pictured)* Unless otherwise stated, use a .5" seam allowance.

Step 1: Cut out eight 12" squares and four 23" x 5" rectangles from your assorted fabrics. Step 2: Decide which four squares you'd like to use on each side of your cushion and arrange them into two 2 x 2 grids. Members.optusnet.com.au/we2/animalpillows. Brown Bear Pillow Gift - Bear Rabbit Bear. Hi!

Brown Bear Pillow Gift - Bear Rabbit Bear

I'm Melanie, and I blog over at Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear. In the past few weeks, I've been re-focusing my blog, so I'd like to invite you by and let me know what you think of the changes! I write about a variety of crafts, sewing, and DIY topics, and I have a weekly link party on Thursday. A great big "Thanks!! " to Mandy for letting me guest post at her blog today. My favorite thing in the world is when I can make a gift for someone else to enjoy.

Step One Begin by cutting out your pattern. The Face: Take another piece of paper and draw a large circle or oval- whatever you want your face shape to be. Step Two: Cut the pattern pieces out on your fleece. Step Three: Finish the eyes and nose. Step Four: OPTIONAL Personalize your bear! Step Five: Place the two face pieces right sides together and pin. Sew around the sides of the face from the middle of one side to the middle of the other. Clip the corners and curves around the edge. I then ran a stitch around each semi-circle. Step Six: Tutorial: Big Bow Pillow Cases. Sewing Tutorial - Upcycle a Tee Shirt or Sweatshirt Into a Stadium Cushion. Because I a) have too many T shirts and sweatshirts in the house b) I have been freezing my behind off at football games (not literally, of course, otherwise I'd look like Heidi Klum) and c) I am practical, I was inspired to create a seat cushion for the cold metal bleachers that we sit on at the high school football games.

Sewing Tutorial - Upcycle a Tee Shirt or Sweatshirt Into a Stadium Cushion

Like my T Shirt Quilt Pillow, I thought a T shirt or sweatshirt would make a good seat cushion. I headed to Jo-Ann to purchase a piece of foam and some waterproof material for the bottom side. I was planning on making a Velcro closure so that the cushion cover could be washed. I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered this neat alternative to foam: Soft n Crafty Nu-Foam.

The last decision was whether or not to make the bottom of the stadium cushion out of a waterproof material. So let's get started. Upcycled T Shirt Stadium Seat Cushion Tutorial Finished size: 15" x 8.5" Supplies: Soft n Crafty Nu-Foam, 15' x 17" x 2" One old T shirt or sweatshirt Thread, scissors 1. 2. Paper Airplane Throw Pillow. It‘s challenging to decorate on a budget.

Paper Airplane Throw Pillow

There are retailers who offer beautiful décor but you risk having the exact same living room as every cardigan-wearing human in America. To get really creative, you've got to get crafty. What you need Scissors Iron Steam-A-Seam 2 Fabric Squares White Craft Pillow Paper Airplane Template Instructions 6 Steps to a Fun Throw Pillow Step One: Gather your materials • Scissors • Iron • Steam-A-Seam 2 • Fabric Squares • White Craft Pillow • Paper Airplane Template Step Two: Cut out paper airplane template Cut out part of the template leaving a generous area of white around it.

Step 3: Layer pieces Place cut-out fabric and template onto the Steam-A-Seam (face up) and cut with precision. The layering from top to bottom should consist of: • Cut-out template piece • Fabric (face up) • Steam-A-Seam Step 4: Lay out pieces for ironing Step 5: Iron Step 6: Marvel at your masterpiece Liked this project? Pillow with a message. If there is one thing I want my little monkey Tim to know - every day - is, that he is loved.

Pillow with a message

With daily routines, unexpected adventures and work in general going on in every family life, this is a project to remind my boy (and myself) of what really is important in life: LOVE! I believe there is nothing more important for kids to know that they are cherished, so they can develop and grow. Obviously it takes a lot more to raise kids, but this is the best foundation. So I made a fleecy pillow for his playroom - cuddly, soft and well.... actually a bit 'girly'!! So I think I will have to make another one more 'boyish' and no ruffles :D I got carried away a little while sewing :D What you'll need: * white fleece ( 12" x 12") x2 * Polka Dot fabric ( Michael Miller) * Printer * Old pillow for filling * the usual suspects: sewing machine, pins, scissors, needle, thread Let's get going: Start by printing out your text.

From the same fabric cut 4 pieces measuring 16" x 1,5". And you're done!! Enjoy, Tutorial: Outdoor Patio Seat Cushions. Outdoor Patio Seat Cushions I'm always shocked how expensive outdoor furniture cushions can be.

Tutorial: Outdoor Patio Seat Cushions

So after fixing up a patio set with a bunch of gray spray paint, I decided I'd save some money and make the cushions myself. One reader on the patio set post commented that the color choice made it look like they were primed but not finished, so I hope now with the coordinating cushions, the gray looks more intentional and it looks pulled together as a whole better. These cushions have box-edges, and mesh bottoms to help promote quicker drying. Supplies: 1" thick foam cut to chair dimensions outdoor fabric (cushion top) 1/2 yard for two mesh fabric (cushion bottom) 1/2 yard for two 1 package 1/2" wide twill tape cut into 15" strips (2 per cushion) 2" wide strips for cushion sides, length= perimeter of cushion + 2" 1. Measure dimensions of the chair you're sewing for and cut the foam to fit.

You can use the foam dimensions when cutting your fabric, adding 1/2" to all sides for seam allowance. 2. 3. 4. Guest Tutorial: Reading/Knitting Pillow from my BFF Bonnie!! Hello! Happy Tuesday! Did you want to leave a link on Manic Monday Linky Party? You still can! And would you like to enter our fabulous Fat Quarter Bundle giveaway sponsored by JAQS Fabrics?

There’s 12 FQs to win! Without further ado, please let me introduce my awesome friend Bonnie of Wonderfully Awkward. Here she is: My dear friend Jenna has recently learned to knit, and is totally on fire and kicking ass already! Admit it. If I’m at home, I practically live in my bed. Saturday, I was too lazy to leave the house and go buy one (plus, store bought? My sister (also a knitter and crochet-er) immediately said “I WANT ONE!!!” For a non-directional print fabric (doesn’t matter which way you flip the fabric) – 1 yard For a horizontal directional print – 1.5 yards For the arms – about 3/4 yd or piece-together fat quarters Enough fabric to make a 6″x104″ strip 5 lbs of stuffing 5 lbs of stuffings?! Let’s get started. (1/2″ Seam Allowance or 1cm works fine too!) Now for the back Sweet! Cherished Bliss: Floor Pillows - For the Kiddos {a tutorial}