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« on: August 08, 2003 09:10:04 PM »

I made these two pillows out of vintage souvenir handkerchiefs that I found at my local (very cool) thrift store! I added my own fabric to the back and then sewed in the fringe. Here's some pictures:

http://www.ilikeitsalty.com/accs/pillows/cuba1.jpg

http://www.ilikeitsalty.com/accs/pillows/pan1.jpg
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2003 11:56:49 PM »

wow!!  those are way cool--i want to go and find some of my own fun hankerchiefs right now!  the fringe was a super touch.
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2003 01:19:36 AM »

What a great idea! I see nice handkerchiefs every once in a while but can never think of what to do with them. And the ones you found are totals gems.

Nice job!

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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2003 04:38:47 AM »

Thanks! I love these pillows, but I decided that I'm going to sell them because between my pets and my husband and my friends, they just wouldn't be treated as good as they maybe should!!! They'll look nicer in someone else's house anyway.

And that's okay that you moved this post!!! I got it. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2003 02:57:36 PM »

bravo-bravo! i can't decide which one i like better!!   Wink
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2003 05:33:05 PM »

Those are fantastic! I need to learn to sew.
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2003 05:07:38 PM »

I hate to stomp your buzz, because these are really great looking pillows... but back in the day, these pieces of printed fabric were *intended* to be made into pillows.  I have a few from WWII that my great-grandmother handed down.  They look less like handkerchiefs, and more like unstuffed pillows.

But still... they're fabulous, you did a great job!
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2003 12:56:47 AM »

Yeah, I've seen the ones that are sort of like pillow covers. They had one or two actually at the place where I got these, but they were not in as good of shape. These may have been that at one time, but were just single pieces of fabric when I used them!
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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2003 06:11:46 AM »

I've actually been looking for pillows just like this! I thought about making them but my mind went blank on how to make them. Vintage scarves! brilliant! Don;t know why it never dawned on me!

I love them! thanks for sharing! Shocked
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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2003 07:56:14 PM »

um, this is a really silly question....

do you have to sew fringe or cording onto a pillow by hand or is there a way to do it with a machine that won't look yucky?[
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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2003 12:45:07 PM »

If you don't have the souviner hankies--You can also use a couple of bandanas.  I made this one for my son--who is obviously obsessed with tractors.

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And the Back:

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« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2003 07:56:27 AM »

do you think this would work with scarves?
i have tons of vintage souvenir (and non-souvenir) scarves that are just sitting in a box.  it'd be great to use them for something.  

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« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2003 11:56:37 AM »

I think these are so cool! I saw some of these hankerchiefs in a thirft recently, now I wish I had picked them up!  Sad
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« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2003 02:37:08 AM »

those rock! I am thinking of doing something kind of similar, but not really...lol that was a lame sentence, anyway....making a quilt out of old sari fabric that I have
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« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2004 06:13:38 PM »

is it overstating things to say i need that cuba pillow? i'm all about cuba these days. i'm off to ebay to see if i can find that handkerchief!
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« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2004 07:06:50 PM »

Thanks for sharing!  Now I have a use for my handkerchief collection!
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« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2004 05:39:46 PM »

those are sooo cool! i love them. they add a very vintage look to any room!
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« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2004 05:13:10 PM »

brava! I love the cuban one! Excellent jobs.....now to go to my local thrift store!!
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« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2004 09:59:43 AM »

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I' m curious to know, if anyyou's knows a good pillow stuffer. 'cause zellers has some but it's a little expensive. Any cheap alternative ideas?
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« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2004 10:58:48 AM »

Cool
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I' m curious to know, if anyyou's knows a good pillow stuffer. 'cause zellers has some but it's a little expensive. Any cheap alternative ideas?

I get old sleeping bags at thrift stores and rip them open. The stuffing inside is pretty flat but if you pull it apart it 'fluffs' up again and makes great stuffing.
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« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2004 11:05:02 AM »

buying cheap bed pillows for their stuffing is usually way cheaper than buying pillow forms or bags of fiberfill and it also seems a little more dense.  i also buy nicer pillows for myself to replace my tired bed pillows and then recylce that stuffin'.
that's what i always use for pillow making...
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