April 7, 2014

FAUX CHENILLE PILLOW

Posted by Lori~

My new headboard is working out great, but now it's time to decorate my bed and make it pretty!

I saw these amazing faux chenille pillows and knew immediately this would be my first project.


Inspiration from here.
I picked up a set of throw pillows at a thrift store for $2.00.  I wasn't interested in their look, but this was a much more affordable option than purchasing new inserts. 
First up, I measured the size of the pillow to determine my pillow front size.  I cut one piece of white fabric and four pieces of black felt to fit.  I also opted to sew the fabrics together by sewing a seam across the top of the fabrics.
  
Next up, I created my pattern and traced it onto the fabric with chalk. 

I then sewed along the lines (using the edge of the sewing machine foot as my guide).  You will not sew directly on the line, but instead roughly 1/4 inch away.

This is what the back of your fabric will look like.
Trim along the seams being sure not to cut your bottom layer of fabric.  I left roughly 1/4 inch.   


These are my fabric scraps.  I kept them--maybe I can come up with a use for these too.

Wash the fabric which will now cause the raw edges to fray.  I also ran it through the dryer.  After it was dry, I did go back and use a lint roller to remove any excess fuzz. 



Using the pillow back pocket method, I sewed a back on my pillow.

I stuffed my pillow insert into the pillow.  It fit perfectly.  




Don't you love Chenille?..and Faux Chenille might be even better!


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