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MandyLikesPie
« on: January 29, 2009 11:08:03 AM »

My husband and I just finished redoing our dining room and, since all the furniture is new, I've been trying to make handcrafted things to cozy it up. We got a fantastic chair from Ikea that needed a pillow--something simple, yet fun and artsy. This pillow combines four of my favorite things: polka dots, pompoms, bird silhouettes, and brown!

For the appliqué, I traced the image of a bird and cut it out. I then used fusible web and a white pillowcase to create a double layer of fabric (so the brown wouldn't show through), put more fusible web on one side of the white fabric, traced the bird onto the fusible web, cut that out, and fused the appliqué to the pillow. I then embroidered the outline of the appliqué with a backstitch so it wouldn't peel away from the pillow. Sewing the pompoms was a total pain in the booty, so I ended up sewing the entire pillow by hand. I really love how it turned out! (Ignore the unfortunate moree pattern!)





Thanks for looking!
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JennLee
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2009 11:12:09 AM »

This is a lovely pillow!  I am not usually fond of this colour scheme (or pompoms... or birds for that matter!) but you have pulled all of these together to make a VERY fine-looking pillow indeed. It looks wonderful against the chair as well, you have a good eye!  Keep up the good work!
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MandyLikesPie
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2009 11:14:08 AM »

Thanks so much for your nice comment, JennLee! I appreciate it!  Smiley
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myfairytalescomingtrue
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2009 11:19:40 AM »

i love it!  your pillow's so chic! 
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Greybow
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2009 11:54:57 AM »

wow, I want a pillow like that, too!
it looks really great, love it =)
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weighanchor
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2009 04:40:16 PM »

Wow, that looks great. And holy moley, your stitching is PERFECT. Amazing!
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MandyLikesPie
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2009 04:41:21 AM »

Wow, that looks great. And holy moley, your stitching is PERFECT. Amazing!

Aw, thank you!  Smiley
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tininha
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2009 04:38:35 PM »

This looks brilliant! It looks really professional - maybe I'll give it a go too.
 
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