Guest Room Welcome Pillow

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If you have been reading my blog then you know I have been working on our guest room.  Today I am showing your the guest room welcome pillow that I made.

Guest Room Welcome Pillow - www.michellejdesigns.com -  a guest room pillow that will welcome guests as they arrive!

Guest Room Welcome Pillow

I found the chevron fabric on clearance at Hobby Lobby.  It was just over a yard for $5.65.  I was happy to find the orange and tan-ish duck cloth because it matched the colors in the room.  I also got the pillow form using my 40% off coupon.

I decided to create an envelope pillow case for it.  I was fairly confident I could do it on my own but just in case I followed this tutorial from A Curiously Chic Life.  It was exactly what I needed to make sure I was on the right path.

Before I did any stitching on the case I wanted to have the word ‘welcome” on the front.  I started by creating the font I wanted on the computer.

I came up with this using the Glamour Brush font.

Guest Room Welcome Pillow - www.michellejdesigns.com -  a guest room pillow that will welcome guests as they arrive!

I printed it then cut out the letters and traced them onto my fabric.

Guest Room Welcome Pillow - www.michellejdesigns.com -  a guest room pillow that will welcome guests as they arrive!

Then I cut out the fabric letters.

Guest Room Welcome Pillow - www.michellejdesigns.com -  a guest room pillow that will welcome guests as they arrive!

I did a little more trimming to in order to get all of the sharpie cut off then I used some Beacon Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive
to glue it down onto the front of the pillow fabric.

Guest Room Welcome Pillow - www.michellejdesigns.com -  a guest room pillow that will welcome guests as they arrive!

I don’t have a fancy sewing machine so I used a zig-zag stitch on my sewing machine to stitch it down.  There was a lot of pivoting of the needle and presser foot involved but I went slow and got it done.

Guest Room Welcome Pillow - www.michellejdesigns.com -  a guest room pillow that will welcome guests as they arrive!

 

Then I completed the envelope pattern and was able to insert the pillow form.

Guest Room Welcome Pillow - www.michellejdesigns.com -  a guest room pillow that will welcome guests as they arrive!

What do you think?

Guest Room Welcome Pillow - www.michellejdesigns.com -  a guest room pillow that will welcome guests as they arrive!

Guest Room Welcome Pillow - www.michellejdesigns.com -  a guest room pillow that will welcome guests as they arrive!

When I get some new pillows things will stand up better.  These are not so great and I can’t wait to replace them.  Plus the window is behind the bed so it makes standing up the pillows with the shams that much harder.  But I have a “somewhat” solution for that too.

You are going to have to stay tuned for these future posts.

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10 Comments

  1. Kat

    That’s such a cute idea. How did you print the Welcome on the fabric?
    I would love to be welcomed to someone’s home with such a cute message.
    Thanks for sharing xx Kat I http://www.beautifullytravelled.com/

    21 . 08 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Hi Kat! I printed the welcome onto paper and cut it out, then traced it onto the fabric. I really need a silhouette machine that will cut fabric in the font you want but until then I have to go the old fashioned route! I am glad you like it. Thanks so much for stopping by!

      21 . 08 . 2015
  2. Sahana

    The pillow looks awesome Michelle 🙂 What an idea for customizing. I know the stitching part would have been quite a challenge but the end result looks fab. From #HomeMattersParty Co-hosting with you – Sahana.

    21 . 08 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Hi Sahana – I just went slow on that stitching and there were two spots that I went over again because it just didn’t look right. But…I do like the end result so it was worth it.

      21 . 08 . 2015
  3. Shann Eva

    Love it! so cute, and I love the colors. My twins’ room is decorated in oranges and greys. Great to be part of the #HomeMattersParty with you.

    21 . 08 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Hi Shann – I am loving the orange and grey. I bet your twins’ room is super cute.

      22 . 08 . 2015
  4. Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

    That is super cute, and so cheery too! Thanks for sharing and being a wonderful co-host of the #HomeMattersParty – we love having you on the team! 🙂

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

    24 . 08 . 2015
    • Michelle

      It was a little challenging to get the Welcome letters sewn on but who doesn’t love a challenge every now and then? Thanks for stopping!

      25 . 08 . 2015
  5. Sarena @ Teal Inspiration

    This is so cute and I love the pop of color it adds to the bedding!

    25 . 08 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Thanks Sarena. I am getting into this decorating thing!

      25 . 08 . 2015

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