Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Anthropologie Knock-Off Pillow Tutorial

I was inspired by a pillow that I saw on Anthropolgie.   But..with a $58 price tag I decided to make my own.

                                                                    Here is their pillow

 I started with a 20 in square of some tan flannel.  I wanted the pillow to be soft AND pretty.  I also cut two pieces for the back.  One was 20x 14 and the other was 20x11 so they would overlap in the back so that I could insert the pillow.  I got my pillow insert at Hancocks on sale 50% OFF!

I then began cutting my strips for my ruffles with my lovely assistant, miss Lola Blair by my side (24/7).

I cut them the width of the fabric with is about 44 and I cut some 3/4 in 1.5 in and 2.5 in.

I serged both sides of each strip with black thread.  I then sewed a basting strip down the center of each and gathered each strip until it was only 20 in. 

I pinned the 2.5 in strips in place first.  I placed them 6in. from the sides.   I then sewed them in place.

I then pinned the second row of 1.5 in strips in place.  I decided not to use the smallest stips I cut.  I didn't like how they looked.

After they are all sewn in place lay your back pieces with right sides together on tip of the ruffled side.  I put a 1in hem in each of the exposed sides.  Lay down the 10x20 in piece first. 

Then lay down your 14x20 in piece over the top of that.

Then pin all the way around pillow.  I also put a couple of pins in the center of my two pieces to keep everything in its place.

Turn pillow right side out.  Remove basting stitches and insert pillow.  My pillow was an 18x18in square.

Tuck pillow in and lay seams flat.  And you are done!

Have a great day!!!

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