Thursday, July 25, 2013

DIY // Geometric Throw Pillow

Drinking: Water
Listening: Northern State

Since Jordan got me my sewing machine I've been making things right and left. He says it will wear off, but I seriously hope it doesn't. I love being able to make things day in and day out. I can't wait to have some of these pillows in the basement. 

-Paint Brushes/Foam Brushes
-Acrylic Paint 
-Cardboard Triangle
-20 x 20 square of Muslin
-20 x 20 square of Burlap
-Masking Tape

I hand traced the triangles on the Muslin and then painted them in. In retrospect I think it that was a terrible idea! I wish I had stamped the triangles - hand painting them was a pain and took about 2 hours. Whew! I do love how it looks though!

While the Muslin side was drying, I taped off a large triangle in the middle of the Burlap. Using a foam brush I filled it in and peeled the tape off before it was dry. Look how perfect it turned out! I'm in love!

Once both sides were dry I put the painted sides together and then sewed up all four sides, leaving a 6 inch hole to turn it inside out and stuff it. Once the pillow was stuffed, I whip stitched up the opening. 

Isn't it adorable!? I'm in love with this pillow. It might be true to say that I have pillow fever... I just want to make more! 

Are you guys making anything fun with your machines this Summer?


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