Tuesday, December 20, 2011

return on creativity: pair of hearts pillows

I've been looking for striped fabric ever since I pined the beautiful striped bags in this post.  I finally found what I was looking for at Ikea in red stripes and black stripes.

I'm a little embarrassed to admit where the inspiration for this pillow came from.  I was flipping channels and landed on the movie, "Friday" long enough to see a character wearing a striped shirt with a heart on the front.  I then quickly figured out that this was not my kind of movie (Wikipedia defines it as a stoner comedy-drama-buddy film) and moved on down the channel.

I guess inspiration really does come from the strangest places!

To make this pillow I cut a heart template from typing paper First-Grade-style by folding the paper in half and cutting half a heart.  

Then I traced the heart onto some felt and cut it out.

I pined the heart in the center of my eighteen inch square of striped pillow fabric.

I set my machine to a zig zag stitch and sewed around the edge of my heart.

Finally I sewed my pillow top into a pillow cover with an envelope closure.  I used white muslin for the back.

I think these pillows would look fantastic in a teen's room or a dorm room or even my room!

Rather buy it than make it?  Purchase these pillows here and here.


Rachael said...

Super cute pillows!

You have to check out spoonflower .com --you can design your own striped fabric or any kind of fabric when you can't find what you want...I'm making photo throws as cmas gifts next year (discovered them too late :( )

Farah said...

Adorable... so cute ...must go for two in my son's room... love it very much
Happy if you come to see me at
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Abbie said...

Your "inspiration" for your pillow made me smile!

Too funny! But it turned out great, and I loooove the stripes!

I'm your newest follower and would love for you to stop by for a visit!

~Abbie (www.fivedaysfiveways.com)

Ashley @ A {Blonde's} DIY Life said...

THese pillows are soo much fun! I would love it if you shared them at my new party!
happy holidays!

Anonymous said...

So so so so cute! Love it. Just became your newest follower :)


Unknown said...

love these! i'm a sucker for bold graphic designs like this. and stripes...oh how i love stripes!

Unknown said...

so cute! They turned out great! I am your new follower! :)

Unknown said...

Darling! These would look good in any home! Thanks for sharing!

Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com

Unknown said...

Sooooo Cute!!! I need a sewing machine!

Moois van mie said...

nice one !!!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday! I featured this on my blog tonight :) Come stop by and grab a button! http://www.mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/12/your-whims-wednesday-39-and-features.html

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