Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sew and Tell: vintage scrappy pillow

It’s hard for me to throw away little scraps of fabric, especially when it’s vintage fabric. I have quite a few scraps of pretty fabrics from table clothes, runners and aprons that I’ve been saving.

  
You can use up some of the smaller pieces of fabric by making a scrappy pillow. 

Simply trim the scraps and pin them onto a piece of plain fabric. Sew across all the pieces vertically and then horizontally.

Sew on the back of the pillow and stuff with fiber fill.


I love the designs of vintage fabrics and this pillow is now like a scrap book page of some of favorites.





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This project is linked at the following:



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New Nostalgia   ~   Krafty Kat   ~   Vintage Wanna Bee   ~   Lady Bug Blessing   ~  
Making it with Allie   ~  A Little Knick Knack  ~   Suzy's Artsy Crafty Sitcom   ~   Kojo Designs   ~   Fingerprints on the Fridge   ~   Simply Sweet Home   ~ 

21 comments :

  1. This pillow is incredible! Thank you for the great idea!! Now I have something to do with my scraps... probably not a pillow but a bag and a quilt for a precious little girl! (our babysitters 1st child!)

    Thank you!! And I just wanted to say I really enjoy your blog... I've not been following very long but am inspired almost daily!

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  2. It's a beautiful pillow! I love your re-use of vintage fabrics.

    ~ Robyn

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  3. Thanks for linking your craft blog up to my craft blog linky.

    I am a new follower.

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  4. Beautiful, very much like a page from a scrapbook. Love those vintage pieces. Thanks for linking up!

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  5. I love this! I am such a scrap hoarder too. This is a terrific use for those favorite bits.

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  6. That is a wonderful pillow! So creative.
    Fondly,
    Suz

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  7. just found your blog via one pretty thing. this is definitely a project i will try. i cant throw out pretty scraps either.

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  8. This is an amazing project, I've never seen this done before. What a great way to show off your vintage fabric. I think I'd be going crazy with this idea and making all kinds of fun things. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. What a pretty way to go! I've never seen anything like it!

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  10. What a super cute idea. I hate to throw scraps away, too!

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  11. Wonderful way to showcase your vintage fabrics. I love the pillow and stitching details!

    shannonsews.blogspot.com

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  12. That is BEAUTIFUL! I love it!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  13. This is beautiful! Its a great idea

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  14. What a nice way to desplay different fabrics. Such a pretty pillow!

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  15. It's so pretty! Love all the fabric, I wish I had pretty scraps like that!

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  16. Very pretty! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  17. Love this and your blog is so wonderful...I'm featuring your project on tomorrows All Things Inspired!
    xo
    Robin
    All Things Heart and HOme

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  18. What a great idea. I love the texture and color of it! Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

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  19. Good job! I really want to make one!

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