Friday, September 27, 2013

Tea Towel Pillow With Tutorial

I've got a darling pillow to share with you today. It's made from a vintage tea towel.

 
This is the front. It's a map of Lancashire Coast and Lake District.
I love the bright colors on the towel!
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Here's the back.
I used this red ruffle trim to bring out the red in the fabric.
 
I got this tea towel at an estate sale for $2.
 
 
To make it into a pillow, I first cut it in half.
 
 
Then I pinned my trim around the edge of one half and ran it through my sewing machine.
 
Sometimes when I make a pillow, I just pin the trim in between the two pieces of fabric
and sew it all at once.
This trim was so thick, I wanted to be able to see what I was doing.
 
 
Once the trim was attached, I pinned the two halves of the fabric---right sides together.
I sewed all around the edges leaving about six inches along one side.
Then I turned it inside out and filled it with cotton stuffing.
To finish it off, I used an invisible hand stitch to sew the hole shut.
 
 
I'm nowhere near the seamstress I'd like to be, but I think this turned out pretty cute!
 
If you like this pillow, you may want to check out this one I made from a pinto bean bag.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by and God bless.
 
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10
 

2 comments:

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I love the Lake District and I love projects using souvenir tea towels. Well done! I pinned your project to my tea towel Pinterest board.

Erica Louise said...

Love tea towel craft!