I still have drop cloth "fabric" left over after my Craigslist makeover. You can check out that transformation here.
Friday was my birthday and my kids got me a Silhouette machine. I have been wanting one for almost a year now and haven't been able to win one on any blog giveaways. Lol. When I opened it I was doing a happy dance.
I started by creating an easy stencil with my new Silhouette machine.
I wanted to make a super easy pillow with very little sewing. If you can sew two straight lines, you can make this pillow. My pillow insert was 14"x24". I cut my drop cloth (using the finished edge as my short edge) to a single measurement of 28 1/2" x 24". The 28 1/2" = 14" times 2 plus 1/2" seam. allowance. I folded the fabric in half, wrong sides together, leaving only two edges to sew.
Once I was done sewing I was left with a pillow with three edges closed (the folded edge and the two sewed edges). I turned it back to the right side.
I took a magazine and inserted it into the pillow so that I would have something to lean on when I traced my stencil.
I traced it using a pencil first.
Then using a paint pen (and keeping the magazine in between the fabric), I colored my pencil lines in, being careful to keep within the lines.
To close the pillow all I did was cut six equal lengths of grosgrain ribbon and sew three on each edge spaced equally. This ribbon is from an Ann Taylor Loft bag I had in the house. You know I love using ribbon from store bags. Check outthis project from my daughter's room.
In less than twenty minutes I have a new pillow cover...ala Pottery Barn.
Don't forget to stop back tonight at 8pm EST when I will kick off my part of the blog block party with outdoor cooking and dining. The party will be in lieu of my weekly Swing into Spring party and will be the official start of my summer parties. There will be an awesome giveaway!!