Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Whatever Wednesday: Easter Pillow

By now you have probably realized that I love to make pillows for the seasons.  They are so easy and so fun to make.  Plus I usually have everything on hand to just make one.  Like this Easter pillow, I finally got to use some fabric that I bought on clearance a few years ago.  It's nice to finally use my fabric (so then I can go buy some cuter stuff :D).  

This is how I made it:
1) For the ruffled eggs, I got the idea here.  I cut several strips of fabric 1" thick
2) I zig zagged the edges and then ruffled them.
3) Using regular fabric interfacing, I carefully ironed the ruffles onto the paper.
4) Then I sewed all the ruffles onto the paper.
5) On the back, I drew the shape of the egg (it's that pink egg looking thing) and then I cut it out.
6) For the other eggs, I got out 3" strips of fabric.  
7) I sewed them together, having the seams be on the outside. 
8) I ironed it onto the fabric interfacing and then cut it out like an egg.
9) I ironed all of the eggs onto my fabric.
10) Then using my zig zag stitch, I sewed all around the eggs.  I then cut the outside seams of the every 1/2 inch.
11) I got the fabric wet and then stuck it in the dryer, so make the edges fray and curl, giving it a raggy look.
12) Using my trusty CAMEO, I cut out some letters out of flocked heat transfer vinyl.
13) I ironed it on and then added a little egg for the o of Hoppy.  I just use some ric rac to decorate the egg a little bit.  

14) I then sewed around that egg.
15) I then put the back onto my pillow and sewed the sides.  
And now I have a fun and festive Easter pillow!!
Here's a close up of the eggs, aren't they so much fun?!  I'm thinking about doing this to a shirt for my daughter :)


Jennifer Rodriguez said...

Fun! I love the ruffle eggs.. I've been nutty making Easter pillows too =)

Janelle @ Emmaline said...

This turned out really cute! Love it! Janelle

Magda E. said...

so inspiring!!!

Neiaa said...

its kinda cute! <3

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

I love ruffles!! So cute! I hope you'll link up to my Hippity Hop Easter Project Hop!

Mammy Made said...

Gorgeous, I love that!!

- Adele @ Mammy Made

Scrappy Gifts said...

love the ruffles!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

That is seriously cute! I wish I could sew! Saw you over at Fireflies and Jellybeans. Nice job!

Jenny said...

This is adorable! I would love if you would share over at Lovely Things Thursday!
Modern Modest Beauty

Mindie Hilton said...

That's a great pillow. Love all the ruffles.

Emily said...

your ruffled eggs are insanely cute!!!

Suburban Prairie Homemaker said...

I love all the fabrics you chose - how bright and cheery!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Kaysi, I love this idea, it's so cute!! I've got to try the ruffles with the paper! I would never in a million years thought of that. You're amazing!

shopannies said...

very pretty so colorful and perfect for easter come see me at

Jenny Melrose said...

I love the way the fabric gives the pillow so much texture. The colors are great too. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays Kaysi.

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

I ADORE those ruffle eggs!! You make the cutest pillows Kaysi! XO

Kelly @ Here Comes the Sun said...

I love looking at all your pillows! Thanks for sharing at Fabulous Friday.

Hani@Craftionary said...

Awesome.. Love the ruffles! Thanks for linking up at friday fun party..
I am pinning this..

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

Cute pillow!! Stopping by from Craftionary linky party.

Here is what I shared this week:

amy and jesse hudson said...

These are adorable! I love how detailed your tutorials are. You are a great teacher! Thanks for sharing this at Drab to Fab last week!
This week’s party which is live right now!

I’d love for you to link up again this week with more of your amazing stuff! Old or new is always welcome :)

Amy @ Sugar and Spice