Sunday, August 29, 2010

Vintage linen pillow

I have been collecting vintage linens for awhile. They are so pretty and unique. So I finally got around to using some of them. For this project I used a 14" x 14" pillow form, new white & yellow cotton ruffle trim, a piece of soft yellow bedspread, a striped pale blue sheet and an embroidered finger towel.

I loved the embroidery on this towel. I cut it to size to use as a front panel. I stitched it to a piece of the blue striped sheet.

Then I pinned the ruffle trim between the blue striped piece and the yellow bedspread piece. Putting right sides against each other. I stitched around 3 1/2 sides of the pillow, turned it inside out and stuffed the pillow through the opening. (next time I am making this a pillow case so it is easier to get the pillow form in and out of - duh to me) I then hand stitched the rest. I just love how it turned out. If my bedroom were these colors I would keep it for myself, but I am put it in my Etsy shop or sell at the next craft fair.


Michelle L. said...

Hi, Maureen! That is beautiful! I love how it features the embroidery, but in a practical way. p.s. I really like the design you chose for your blog, too.

Betsy said...

I love the blue and yellow color combination. I have a stash of vintage linens that are waiting in line for a remake...maybe one of these days:-) Great job, great re-make.

Meg said...

Oh, I love the vintage fabric! This pillow is just so cute and darling. You'll have no trouble selling it! Thank you so much for sharing on my Friday link party! See you next Friday!

1bellastager said...

What a sweet pillow. Great job!