Tuesday, March 8, 2011

MFt March Creative Challenge

This month with MFT, the DT was challenged to use our die-namics to create a Home Decor' item.  This certainly was a Challenge.....but I had a great inspiration piece and wanted to recreate it.  I had seen the cutest pillow (I need to find the picture) and it's been in my head ever since. I really stepped out of my comfort zone and SEWED!!!!
I know, you're sayin', "you sew on your cards all the time!"  But that's it, I only sew paper, BUT not any more.....I acutally sewed fabric and I'm so proud of myself!  Look at what I made.


Let me start  by saying....I am no seamstress and this whole process was very Beginner-esque. I want to show you how easy this was to make. If I can do it, you can.  I didn't follow any patter, nor did I even measure. 

I first cut my felt pieces-3 rolled flowers in fun colors, a bunch of leaves with the new Upsy Daisy Flower builder die-namic (love the size of those leaves), and 2 brown Simply Scallops strips (those were my gage for how wide to make my pillow-1 strip length).

Then I cut 2 rectangles with the canvas fabric, again, just estimating by what looked right to me.  I wanted a long skinny accent pillow.

I hand sewed the leaves to the flowers, and stitched the completed flowers to the "right" side of the pillow.

I then pieced the scallop edges together, between the fabric pieces and pinned them inside out. Then I used my sewing machine to stitch around the fabric, leaving a small opening to add the stuffing later.  
 After the sewing, I turned my fabric right-side-out, gently pulling the fabric through the small opening I left.
 Once I had the pillow on the correct side, I began stuffing it with Poly-fill (I bought a small package at Joanne's). I just kept stuffing until it was full enough and looked good to me.  Then I hand-sewed the little opening to complete the pillow.
 Here's a close up of the rolled flower accents.
 And the scallop edges-there is one of these on each side.


You all would have laughed at me, once I finshed flipping the pillow right-side-out.  I was squealing with delight OUT LOUD! My two boys that were home just looked at me like I was soooo weird, you know, like kids do when they think their parents are nuts! LOL! I love it. The pop of color with the neutral browns! I'm sure I'll move it down to my craft room, to display on my shelf, but it does look cute on my micro-suede couch!

Thanks for hangin' with me today and seeing how I got crafty with die-namics.
Check out Kim's Blog to see what some of the rest of the DT did!


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22 comments:

  1. This is such a cute little pillow Lisa! LOVE how you added the brown scallops on the ends. :-)

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  2. I love it!! I'm no seamstress, either, but I'm still scared to try this. Your rolled flowers are beautiful and a wonderful contrast to the neutral background of the pillow. PERFECTION!

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  3. Lisa, your pillow is wonderfuul! You would never know that you don't sew on fabric...you should leave it on your couch for all to see and enjoy:)

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  4. Love it! What a great pillow with those cute rolled roses:-D

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  5. You have evey right to squeal. Those brightly colored gems look fab on the krafty fabric. The brown scallops are a nice balance to the cluster of flowers.

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  6. Oh my gosh, that is CUTE!!!! Lisa, I love it. The colors are really nice and the pillow itself looks so cute and comfy. You did a great job on this..it's very inspiring.

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  7. YAY, you!! This is SO great! I love the scallops -- such a fun touch! :)

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  8. OOOOOH! How FABULOUS girlie!! LOVE the colors of the roses and the scalloped edge!! FAB!!!

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  9. super cute! i LOVE those sweet scallops on the ends!!

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  10. Fabulous project, Lisa! LOVE those pops of color on the neutral pillow!

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  11. Love the pillow with the scallops and flowers- great decor piece!!

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  12. Lisa, this looks totally adorable and it sure doesn't look like a beginner to me!!! Love it!

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  13. Super sweet little pillow, Lisa! I love the scalloped edging!

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  14. The scalloped edges are the perfect touch! Brilliant, Lisa. ;)

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  15. Love your sweet little pillow Lisa...way to sew!

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  16. What a wonderful pillow Lisa! Love the scalloped edge and your rolled flowers turned out beautifully! :D

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  17. wowsers, this is amazing! I love it! (but would never in a million years attempt it, haha)

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  18. Fabulous project Lisa! Love those scallops on the ends!

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