I took a break from sewing bags the other day and finished up this pillow I’ve been meaning to get to for a few weeks. As you may know, I’ve become a huge fan of YouTube, and one of my favorite people to watch is Debbie Shore. Her tutorials are easy to understand and her style is relaxed yet professional. I’ve used her instructions for many of the bags I have made, but this pillow was a slight departure from her norm and I think it’s a home run.
I’m not going to provide a step-by-step because I’m pretty sure Debbie’s video would be all you would need to complete this easy project, so if you’re interested here you go:
The only change I made was the density of the pompoms. I thought Debbie’s were a bit flimsy, so I doubled the amount of yarn used. The stems are also made of yarn and were the most time consuming part of this project. It’s a fairly mindless process though, so you can easily do it while watching tv like I did.
I used an inexpensive drop cloth for the main fabric, and I was happy to find some piping in my stash that matched the yellow yarn perfectly, so all in all it was a pretty cheap project!
In other news…
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen a few of the bags I’ve made lately, but in case you don’t let me brag on myself a bit and show you my favorite bag to date:
I guess you can tell I have a thing for pompoms lately. But seriously, how cute is this fabric?? It was a sample drapery fabric that was in the clearance section so I won’t be able to get any more of it. I think I’ll put it in a shadow box and stare at it all day. 😉
This cutie drops by every day to say ‘hi’ (or maybe to eat our ubiquitous clover). I took this shot with my phone and noticed it looks really fake. It’s completely unedited. Weird, huh?
No big plans for the weekend, but that suits me just fine. I’ve got bags to sew after all!
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