Tuesday, May 11, 2010

{ Pleated Couch Pillow }

I do love me a cute couch pillow & I've been wanting to make one or two of these ever since we bought our new furniture.
So last night I finally sat down and forced myself to make one.

While blog surfing yesterday in my spare 5 minutes, I found a tutorial using this very Beehive graphic, I planned on using the beehive to begin with but liked her use of numbers so I put a 7 on mine as we have 7 in our family.

The pillow took about 45 minutes to make and was super easy even with the pleated ruffle!
I bought these 2 fabrics that I plan on using to make new slipcovers for my striped pillows that came from IKEA. I think they will look great next to my plaid couch slipcovers. My hope is they will give it more of a Shabby Chic feel.
This beehive graphic can be found at the Graphics Fairy, she has TONS of awesome graphics that you can use for literally hundreds of crafts, and the best part is they are all FREE.

I used Osnaburg Fabric, a pre-made pillow form & Avery light fabric transfers to make this pillow. I think it turned out pretty good for someone who doesn't really sew and I love it's simplicity, now to make a few more!

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22 comments:

  1. looks super cute, i use the number "7" on stuff too...thanks for sharing!!!!!

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  2. Oh I love your pillow. It turned out so cute! And thanks so much for the link. :) That was very sweet.

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  3. Gorgeous!!! You must put some in your shop!!! Lori

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  4. These are so pretty, love the beehive!

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  5. oooh-this is super cute!!! I think that you should do a tutorial for people like me!!!

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  6. Very cute! I've never used transfers before, but they sound amazing! I've seen some pretty cool artwork made with them. I like your personal touch with the number seven too. The whole look of your couches with the pillows is very cute.

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  7. Very cute! Thanks for the links too! I am going to try this... after I watch the DVD that came with my sewing machine because I am a wee beginner! Were a no. 5 family ~

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  8. You did a great job on your pillow, especially since it has a ruffled edging. Thanks for the info on the graphics. Love & blessings from NC!

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  9. Cute fabrics. Still loving the slipcover idea, I think I need to go that route and soon!

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  10. I was wondering what the 7 was for when I saw it on FB... Looks great! I need to make pillows someday... So many ideas now I jus tneed to do them... :)

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  11. Way cute! I love the floral and the green, can't wait to see it "all done up"!

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  12. I love that pillow. The Graphics Fairy is awesome. So many wonderful graphics to choose from. Love them all.

    Ruth

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  13. Adorable! Love that rose fabric too. Mimi

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  14. Love that pillow! I bet you will be making plenty more of these lil darlings...so cute! Have a great weekend my friend~ xoxox Susie~

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  15. Your pillow turned out so cute! You are so crafty!

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  16. Wow! Your pillow looks so cute....I need to make one now too :)

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  17. The sofa's simple but I love its design. The pillow too looks cute and cuddly. I think this will be perfect for my daughter.

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