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Topic: Pillow Cover Obsession! Now with tutorial  (Read 1773 times)
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« on: January 17, 2010 02:56:57 PM »

I can't stop making these patchwork pillow covers, they're so easy and fun!

Baby Shower Gift:



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The back closure has a double bias tape accent to strengthen the pillow opening:



I made a second pillow for the 4 year old daughter of a friend of mine:



I used monkeys because she's a wild child, frogs dancing because she's funny, owls because she's a smarty-pants, and guitars because she's a rock star Smiley

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I made a little stuffed owl on the back as well.  I know it has a raw edge, I hope she doesn't mind.  I couldn't think of another way to do it..  and then I talked to my grandma, and she knew right away Smiley



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The pillow that started it all!  I made this one for me.  It's posted somewhere else on Craftster, but the lighting sucked that night.  This is an example of the true colors:



I made a little tutorial, I hope it makes sense.  This would be a great project for people just beginning to sew or even for kids! 






I hope that makes sense, thanks for looking!
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Did he just go crazy and fall asleep?


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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2010 05:06:02 PM »

That is a great pillow-I love the look of patchwork. And thank you for that tutorial! It looks like you spent a lot of time on it, and it makes sense to me(and thats hard to do lol!) so I say your time paid off very well!
I'm definately going to bookmark for the tutorial!
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2010 03:58:37 PM »

Really cute pillow covers.  Thanks for the tute.
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2010 09:01:25 PM »

Thanks for the tute! I love the mushroom fabric on the back.
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2010 05:47:48 AM »

Thank you for this inspirational idea! My Hubby and I are in the latter stages of renovating an old house in a traditional cottage style, and I am trying to make as many of the furnishing and fittings as possible. I have a suitcase of old fabric pieces and will now put them to good use.
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I was homemade. Maybe Mum didn't follow the pattern properly???
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