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 :)
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20 comments:

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!

http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/03/hippity-hop-easter-project-hop.html

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 http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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..
Hani
craftionary.net

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

Cute pillow!! Stopping by from Craftionary linky party.

Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2012/03/vinyl-amp-cover.html

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!

http://www.amynjesse.com/2012/03/drab-to-fab-link-up-11-features.html

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