This post should be entitled Pottery Barn inspired pillow but I didn't want to scare you away with you all thinking 'oh god, no - not another pillow post!"
sorry but I've been trying to make a load to fill my etsy store so that I can concentrate on making Christmas decorations ready for my parties.
Last pillow post - I promise.
Last night I made this...
For some time I have been lusting after the Pottery Barn pillow shown in the picture below. We don't have Pottery Barn in the UK so I'm stuffed!
I had some burlap left over from my pillows and some Christmas banners I've been making and it was just enough to make another pillow.
You know how it goes - mark off lines with freezer paper, paint stripes on with fabric paint..
I then hemmed the top and bottom leaving the ends open with the intention of adding snap fasteners underneath the buttons on both ends. This didn't look right so I decided to put the pillow (I had bought last week for display purposes when photographing my pillows to list on etsy and which I now have to replace) inside and hem around it leaving a flap on each end. The buttons were sewn onto the front flap and then I sewed the ends closed.
I love how it turned out but want to make two really big ones for my sofa's so I can get rid of all my other pillows and just have one really big long one down the middle - what do you think of that idea?
If you haven't come across freezer paper yet you are missing out - it is the best thing ever for making stencils to paint onto fabric.