Friday, 3 January 2014

Pottery Barn Inspired Pillow Tutorial Jingle all the Way!!

Yes I knew when I saw this pillow that I had to make it!

I'm a big copy cat!!

Not only did I make one, but three!!

I saw this lumbar pillow in Pottery Barn's Catalog..

Pottery Barn Lumbar Jingle Pillow

I knew I had to make it.  The girls would love this cute pillow
to add to their festive decor.

Soooooo. Do you want to know how?

I made a few adjustments to the pattern.

Mine is 12" x 18" finished. Theirs is 12" x 24".

 I knew I had white burlap in my stash,
red craft paint,
a stencil brush,
jingle bells,
Poly fill from an old pillow
handmade stencil (Graphics for stencil found here)

Let's get started. 

I cut my fabric 13" x 19" .
Cut 6 pieces at once.

Took my handmade stencil placed a piece of cardboard under
my burlap and proceeded to stencil onto the fabric with my
red craft paint.

I added on the a few embellishments to make it look more
like Pottery Barns.

Once it dried I placed right sides of fabric together and proceeded
to sew a 1/4" all around leaving a good size opening to turn out and stuff.

When stuffing with poly fill I always use a chopstick to push the filling into the corners and pack it tightly. 

Once you have filled your pillow it's time to pin the opening shut and now sew a 1/4" seam all along the outside edge. 
Gives it a finished look.

Now add your bells......It's that simple.

I know I used a different colour of burlap and my bells are not
red but the girls loved them.

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  1. Very cute! and quite clever, I might add....

  2. Great idea..will add it to my list of projects for next Xmas.
    Keep warm!!

  3. Happy New Year Linda! I bet the girls did love their new pillows....they turned out so cute!

  4. Oh wow, Linda, you did a super job! Very cute!

  5. Super cute idea. I'm going to pin it to use it next year - hope that's okay. I love knocking off these expensive items like this.

    And I like the tip about the 1/4" edging - I'm always adding piping to try and get a good look. But it's finicky and can get expensive. I'll be using that technique the next time I'm making a pillow. Soon as I have to do a Valentine's pillow for a blog feature with The Garden Charmers.

  6. You did such a great job on this!! I loved it when I first saw it.
    Stay warm,

  7. Wow, these look awesome! Perfect for the Christmas season (yes, I know, I'm way behind...still trying to catch up on emails). I love the bells, love bells in my holiday decor. I may just have to try this for next year.
    Debbie :)

  8. I don't sew, but how in the world did you get the paint not to run? Beautiful!