Friday, August 31, 2007

Floor Pillows

Another thrift-inspired project: pillows for Felix's room. I found this tremendously pleasing egg-blue chenille bedspread at the thrift store, and cut up some of it for his pillows. One huge one for the bed or floor, a smaller one for the chair or bed. Never again though will I make big piping out of chenille--my poor machine barely lived to tell the tale.


Then Clara got inspired and decided to make her own set of pillows--big and small. She used the fabric I *will* use when I do her curtains. Check out the hot pink gabardine ruffle! She did a fine job.


And the pillows have withstood scientific testing by Daisy. They are comfy.

6 comments:

Mrs. Hurzeler said...

There are chenille strips that do not look fuzzy at first. You sew them on either using a regular sewing foot but making sure to be straight, or use a special feed foot and then one the chenille strips are attached to the fabric you use your hand and fuzzy them up. I saw them on Fons and Porter.

Julian said...

i love thoes pillows! Way to go, and same to Clara. The Birthday party for your son looked great, I bet he loved it. My sons always appreciate food. (LOL)
Christina

momawake said...

You must have the best thrift store(s)!

Anonymous said...

Hey! What did you fill those pillows with? I have the most difficult time deciding on stuffing as loose stuffing seems to get all "chunky" after a short while of use.

Share please!

Oh... they are beautiful!

Thanks,
Heather

Christina. B said...

Love the pillows!

Anna said...

Oh, Mrs. Hurzeler, those sound complicated but fun! I just made my piping out of existing chenille.

Heather, I used purchased pillow forms. I used the cheapos but Clara sprang for the really firm one and it is very nice. We got them at Hobby Lobby.

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