Thursday, October 16, 2014

How To Make A Pillow & Online Fabric Store Giveaway

*This post is sponsored by Online Fabric Store. All opinions are 100% mine.
Today, I am excited to be joining 18 other bloggers on creating pillows for your home. Thank you to Online Fabric Store for sponsoring this tour and providing us with the fabric and pillow insert. I have known about the Online Fabric Store for 2 years now and have ordered from them in the past. I love the quality of the fabrics, the different styles, tons of colors and patterns, trims, burlap and so much more. They even carry ready made decorative throw pillows


For my pillow I went with a pattern , it's called the Braemore Paloma/OXF Sunflower.  Love!

Braemore Paloma/OXF Sunflower Fabric

This is the pillow form I received. What I love about this one is there is a zipper and you can add more stuffing to it if you want.

Fairfield Soft Touch Poly-Fil Supreme Pillow Form - 16" x 16"
Materials Needed: 
  • Fabric
  • Pillow insert 
  • Sewing machine 
  • Matching thread
  • Straight pins
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Scissors
  • Rotary cutter & mat
*Before you cut and pin your fabric remember to line up your patterns. The patterns should be going in the same direction.

In this first picture, you need to cut your fabric in the following order. The top piece needs to be cut and measured 16 1/2 inches on each side. The 1/2 inch is for seam allowance. The bottom 2 pieces are going to overlay each other slightly, so you take your fabric and cut each piece 16 1/2 x 10 1/2. The bottom left picture you see all 3 cut pieces.  

Take your two bottom pieces and fold over once about 1/4 inch and iron flat and fold over a second time and iron flat. Now pin the fold in place (left pic). This part I forgot a picture of but once you have pinned the 2 bottom piece in place, just simply sew down the middle of the fold. Once you have sewed the two pieces, iron these two pieces and now you are ready to pin these two pieces to the top piece. Placing your top piece of fabric right side up and take one of your bottom pieces and pin right side down. As you can see in the picture on the right, the folds of the 2 pieces should be in the middle.

Pin the second bottom piece over the first bottom piece (remember these 2 pieces will slightly overlap each other) and it should look like the picture on the left. The picture on the right shows the 3 pieces all pinned all around. Now you are ready to sew the entire square with a 1/2 inch seam allowance. 

Once you have sewed the pillow you need to trim the corners and sides. This helps keep the pillow from being bulky and those corners sharp . As you can see from the picture on the right, I cut each corner diagonal and trimmed some on the sides. When you are done trimming, iron the pillow inside out. When you are done, turn the pillow right side out. Take a wooden dowel rod (something with a point but not sharp) and poke the corners out. 

There you have it, the finished product. You can see the front side (pillow in the front) and the back side (pillow in the back). I love making pillow shams. 
Now we are giving away Two $100 gift cards to Online Fabric Store! Fun! Enter below for your chance to win. Don't forget once your are done entering the giveaway, scroll down and visit my other friends in the tour.

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Fun with Fabric and a Giveaway
Visit my buddies on the tour….it’s happening all week…you can find the links here anytime….tour at your leisure!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Online Fabric Store Pillow Tour and Giveaway!

I am so happy to be able to write this post today. My computer was not working for the last 3 days, so needless to say I am catching up today. I really want to share with you all about the Pillow Challenge & Giveaway. This week there are 19 bloggers who are taking part in a Pillow Challenge tour & Giveaway with Online Fabric Store. The Online Fabric Store has some beautiful fabrics, burlaps, trims, pillow forms, decorative pillows and so much more. Each blogger has received a pillow form and 1 yard of fabric that we each picked out. This Monday, October 13th thru the 16th we will be sharing with you our own creation and how to.

Also, there is not one, but TWO $100 Gift cards to the Online Fabric Store! WOO HOO!

Fun with Fabric and a Giveaway

Come back every day and see the newest pillow creation and enter to win one of the gift cards. Come back this Thursday when I will be sharing my pillow. I can't wait to show you it all. Just click on each link below to see each bloggers pillow. Don't forget to share about the tour with your family and friends and on your social media sites. Thanks so much!

Fun With Fabric Pillow Tour