Keeping it Simple: Gathered Pillow

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Gathered Pillow


I haven’t been loving the colors in my bedroom.  I when I redid my chair for my computer desk, I just loved the bright colors and what it did for my room.  So I decided that my bedroom needed a facelift.  I got my husband on board and we got new bedding, all white.  Since I love color, I needed some bright pillows for the bed.  Here is one pillow that made for it (there are more to come!), I got the idea from here
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This is how I made it:
I wanted my pillow to be 18x18, so I took a piece of fabric that was 19” (one inch bigger than my desired width) and then 44”, I wanted it to be at least 2x the length of the desired width).
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I marked where I wanted to sew with pins.  There were about 3 1/2 inches apart.
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Using my longest stitch and with a straight stitch, I sewed the fabric all the way down. 
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Next I started pulling the bobbin thread to gather the fabric.  It took some time, I just worked my way down the fabric.
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I worked the fabric until it was at my desired width, 18”.
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To keep the fabric in place, I sewed along the fabric where I had already sewed.
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Now for the back, I took two pieces of fabric and cut them 18” width.  One was 16” and the other only was 10”.  I hemmed the edges.
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I place the fabric onto the gathered side of the front and then pinned. 
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I sewed all four sides and then flipped it inside out!  I love the look of the gathered fabric!
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I stuffed a pillow inside.
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I wanted a couple of flowers onto it, so using my glue gun I just glued some flowers onto it (these were premade that I had).
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And that’s it!!  It was super easy and quick!!  I love it, it looks so good on my new white bedding!
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My new chair isn’t the most comfortable in the back, so sometimes I’m going to use this pillow for some support and comfort Smile.
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8 comments:

Brooke Gomhp said...

I love it Kaysi! I will be making one forsure

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The witch said...

Hi, Kaysi.
The pillow is so beautiful.
Everything here is very fun and useful. There are many interesting ideas.
I have been reading your blog since on February.
I like it! Good for you!
I hope to write correctly. I am studing English this year. I will have an exam on Friday.
I wish you lucky!

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

Very pretty!

Kristin said...

So cute! i bet I could use elastic thread to gather the front too =) Thanks for sharing!

Emily said...

SUPER CUTE!!

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Someday Crafts! We will be featuring your tutorial tomorrow morning on our blog. Please stop back in and grab a featured at Someday Crafts button for your blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

Helen Deeds said...

This pillow is so cute! I love the ruffles!

Helen
Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

Angie Granata said...

This pillow is so very nice, and looks so simple. Thanks for sharing. Love the ruffles. I am your newest follower.