Making Shabby Chic Pillows while Practicing Sewing Techniques!

14″X14″ WITH CONTRAST RUFFLE

Who doesn’t love pillows?  Soft, ruffled, pretty pillows to dress up our homes or just our special area of  our home,  our “comfort zone” where we read and relax, or do a bit of needlework, or just take a break with a cup of tea and a little snack before the hectic business of life resumes.

RUFFLED SQUARE_171

Button Closure

I have been working on some easy, but lovely, Shabby Chic Pillows to share with you using different methods of closures which will help you to practice techniques such as buttonholes and zippers and envelope backs.  Creating the pillows goes much quicker than writing the directions and drawing sewing patterns, so it will be a few more days before they are ready for sharing.

 

ENVELOPE CLOSURE

ENVELOPE CLOSURE

In the meantime start looking at pretty floral prints that would look nice in your “comfort zone” and prepare to start sewing Shabby Chic Pillows on Monday, May 19.

For a 15″ x 22″ pillow with ruffle, you will need 1 yard of fabric.  For a 15″ x 22″ pillow with a same fabric ruffle: 1 yard for the pillow cover.  The first pillow will have an envelope closure so you will not need any other materials to construct your pillow.