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« on: February 01, 2007 07:44:41 PM »

I was browsing target.com and came across this pillow. I love the "cummerbund effect" (is just pleats?) but hate the sage colour (it would not match my decor).

Since its the colour offered, i was wondering if it were possible to make this myself, and if so how? (i've not sewed in years and even then, the most i could do was make sew straight lines and make a button hole, so ii'd need idiot proof explanations please, my grandmother's vintage singer thanks you!)

Thanks for any suggestions.
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2007 08:21:44 PM »

I would make it by cutting a rectangle of fabric with the shorter side the size I want the pillow to end up (plus seam allowance).  Then I would fold and iron in the pleats (these would be folded parallel to the short side).  Baste across the edges of the pleats so they don't come out.  make sure the piece of fabric is now square.  Then I would cut out the other side to match this new square.  Place them right sides together and sew almost all the way around.  Turn inside out, stuff, and slip stitch shut.  Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2007 10:25:20 PM »

I would do almost exactly as snowsculpture says with one exception. I think you have to sew the pleats in the "bottom" otherwise the pleats won't stay in place. Here is a picture that shows what I mean (I hope):

Sew where the red lines are
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