Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Looooong Pillow~

You might have seen this over at Imprintalish! I'm over there doing some sponsoring this month and did a little giveaway {Ladybug Scrapbook~Congratulaitons Melanie at Happy Jax!}
I wanted to share my post over here as well, so here's the Long Pillow~
It started by wanting to remodel our guest room. I got this fabric (another addiction) to "work the room around". I saw a pillow similar, but not quite what I was looking for, nor was I big on the $50 price tag! So, I made my own!! Oh, and let me start by saying I do not sew much at all! If it is square or rectangle I'd say I'm average, but nothing more than that!

I started out by figuring out how long I wanted the pillow to be and then Cut out the letters on the cricut to get a visual of how they would be placed. These letters are real dial size 6".

Next I intended to use the cricut to cut the letters but...the cricut didn't feel like it... so I flipped the fabric over, traced the paper letters on the back and cut them out.

I placed the fabric letters where I wanted them and lightly tacked them down with fabric iron tape to keep them in place when I tossed it around sewing!

I used #5 to sew them on hoping it would look like frayed old letters...if that makes sense!? In high n' sight I probably would have used a backing or a darker fabric so the letters would POP more, but this gives a soft subtle look. I realized in sewing letters that I might have bitten off a bit more than I could chew, but when it came to going around the corners, I'd let the needle be down in the fabric not moving and then lift the foot and move it myself a little bit each time and sew...stop, move, sew, stop move, sew...those that are more experience won't have a problem with this at all! it is! Something different for the room and so many options for other pillows to place with it! It doesn't show up as well in the picture but it does in the room!
I also added a little something to the other side...