white linen pillow & my first Etsy item

I had so much fun this weekend making stuff!  :)

First off, I started with covering one of the pillow forms I had on the living room chairs.
I've had the fabric for a few weeks, but finally got around to using it this weekend.

First I started by measuring the pillow and then cut the fabric.

I have 4 pieces here- two for the pillow cover and two longer skinnier pieces for the ruffle.

I folded the long pieces together lengthwise, and basted the cut edge.

 They kinda curled up with the basting, but that's ok- it straightened out fine when it was time to sew it to the fabric.

Then I pinned the ruffle facing inwards to the fabric. I know that may seem backwards, but trust me, it turns right side out when you sew the front and back of the pillow fabric together.

Next, I cut the frayed edge panel that would be just for decorative texture, pulling extra threads as needed.

 I pinned it to the front of one side of the pillow fabric and then stitched through, close to the frayed edge.

Next, I turned this panel right side in, pinned the edges, and sewed 3 of the four sides.  I turned it right side out, and put the pillow form in.  Then, I pinned my opening and stitched it shut.

Sorry, I forgot to take pictures of the finishing pieces of the pillow- the frayed flower and the jeweled ribbon.  I was anxious to get this done last night!
Here's a close up of the finished product!

I have a big bin of ribbons that I keep on hand, and fortunately, after playing around with this one a bit, I liked the little loops that formed. 

The rhinestone button was from a favorite pair of white flip flops!!! I loved them so much I bought two pair, and when they were too dingy to keep anymore, I cut off these little sparkly's and saved them.
I kept the flower with frayed edges- I'm really loving this look that is so popular.

Besides working on the pillow, I finally finished up my first Etsy item!!! 
This was so fun to make- once I had the initial idea of what I wanted to do, it just seemed like the ideas kept coming as I was creating it, and I am so pleased with how it turned out. 

I have two more signs that I am working on- I hope to have at least one more up on Etsy this week!
Speaking of which, my registration got a little messed up- long story, but this will be up for sale
 in my shop- fingers crossed- by tonight.  Just waiting on Etsy for now to clear up a couple things.

Anywho- I'll have a link on my blog to my shop, I'm so excited to be doing creative stuff again!

I hope you all had a great weekend!  Happy Monday!

Linking to:
Motivate Me Monday at Keeping it Simple
Making the World Cuter Mondays
These Creative Juices
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
All Thingz Related
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays
Trash to Treasure Tuesday
Somewhat Simple Strut Your Stuff Thursday
Frugal Friday at the Shabby Nest


  1. I ADORE that pillow!!!! You did an amazing job and I love the little details! I really need to learn how to sew...well. Your picture turned out so cute too! You were a busy girl! I am so glad that you had a great and creative weekend! Can't wait to see your shop!

  2. Hi Denise!! Your pillow is so pretty and romantic!! I love what you did ...and thanks for showing how!!
    Oh and your Etsy creation is so very cute! Great job!!!

    Deboorah xo

  3. Wow - you got skillz! What a cute pillow! Love the frayed flower!! (and I think we have the same chair - is it Target?). Nice job!

  4. What a beautiful pillow. I love the white fabric and the ruffles!

  5. ..great job on the pillow .....so funny I made one today for my booth!
    I love your picture!...I think my daughter wore those flipflops for her wedding !(Target)......Thanks for visiting and off I go to read more of our blog!..I shall become a follower!

  6. Both of these projects are so good! I really love the pillow. The ruffles and the finishing touches are just perfect.

    Thanks so much for your kind e-mail. :) I can see your creativity blooming.

  7. What a Fabulous pillow! you did a great job on it and It turned out beautifully! I am thinking about an etsy shop too- let me know how it goes! :)

  8. Your pillow is gorgeous and I love your tutorial! Thanks for linking up this week, I hope you are having a great day!

  9. Your pillow is adorable. I just love rosettes.


  10. That is one of the prettiest pillows I've seen since joining blogland. Love it! Great tutorial on the ruffle.

  11. Fabulous job. I just love the crisp white and the frilly ruffles.

  12. Your pillow is so pretty. I love ruffles! Great job on both projects! Good for you!!!

    Partying with you tonight. Stop by for a quick visit.


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