Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sorry for the long pause...

Alot has been going lately, but just in an attempt to start somewhere here's a project that I finished a few weeks ago...

Burlap and Muslin Ruffle Pillows

For the pillow project, I luckily didn't have to buy anything.  I already had the pillow inserts and leftover burlap and muslin from other projects.  I cut four squares of burlap slightly larger than the pillow insert.  Then I cut four long pieces of muslin, hemming all the edges.  I gathered and sewed two muslin strips each to two of the burlap squares creating a ruffle effect.  Then to cover the seam, I just hand-sewed a thin piece of burlap down the middle.  After that it was a breeze.  I took one of the decorated burlap squares and matched it up with a plain square sandwiching the ruffles in the middle.  I sewed around the edges of the two squares leaving a large opening on one of the sides to insert the pillow.  Then I turned the whole thing inside out, inserted the pillow, and hand-sewed the opening being careful to keep the rough edges on the inside.  It was fairly simple, but took a few days to finish just because my sewing machine didn't like the thick burlap fabric and my thread kept breaking, but all-in-all I'm happy with the outcome.

1 comment:

  1. i love the ruffled pillows! i just love muslin ruffles. my mom is going to make me a ruffled skirt for the old and heinous sink we have in our little teensy half "master" bath. at least that one thing will look nice! :)