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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
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.
I printed it then cut out the letters and traced them onto my fabric.
Then I cut out the fabric letters.
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.
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.
Then I completed the envelope pattern and was able to insert the pillow form.
What do you think?
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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