Friday, July 29, 2011

a pair of pillows

With all of the back-to-school sewing going on here (Claire wants a messenger bag for school now too), I decided to shelve my original cushion plan that used bunches of quarter square triangles and went the quick route instead. Enter the Echino cheater print:


The construction is super simple. Each pillow consists of an 18" square of the Echino and two 14" x 18" pieces of what has become my favorite fabric (from Jo Ann's of all places!), hemmed and overlapped to make an envelope back, and an 18" pillow form. I sewed them with a 1/4 inch seam allowance and zig zagged the raw edges to prevent fraying. Super easy! It took about 20 minutes per pillow.


Ah, much better. Rob cringed when he saw them (do all men hate pillows on the couch?) but Avery and Claire snuggled up with them right away.


Also, I decided to tweak my blog design this morning without much planning. Please let me know if anything looks weird!

6 comments:

Amy said...

I for one love your pillows but yes, I think all men hate them! My husband cringes, asks if they are just decorate or to be used, and stacks them all at the far end of the couch or tosses them onto the floor. And he is generally respectful and appreciative of handmade items...not pillows. :)

Heidi said...

Yes...Men hate them.

My boys? Think they are fan-tab-u-lous to use for fights and forts.

Rachel Hauser said...

Your blog looks great! And, yes, men seem to lack in appreciation for pillows. You should have seen Brandon's reaction to "Blogger's Pillow Party" as a concept!

Kirsten N said...

Love these - the Echino is perfect for your pillows!!

Kelli said...

My husband doesn't cringe with pillows on the couch, but only because they're never on the couch...he keeps them by his chair to use as a portable table to hold his book, plate, etc... So he only sees them as a useful tool, not as a beautiful handmade decoration...
p.s. I love yours!! I wish I had bought a solid colored couch now instead of a plaid one because I feel limited with my pillow selections. :(

Curtis said...

Nice one guy! We might try to work a reference to this one into a blog post about where to buy pillows next week.

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