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Monday, August 29, 2011

Fringes and Pillows

Decorating with pillows is so much fun! And it is so easy to change them around according to seasons.

I like making pillows from ticking and combining them with other textured fabric. By adding a bold fringe, it transforms a pillow so beautifully, don't you think?

Cut two fabric squares and mark them on the wrong side of fabric as front and back. Width of both front and back must be same (16 inch wide including the seam allowance). Length of the Front must be 2 inches longer than the Back fabric:

 Or find the center of the back and cut out a notch to separate the front from the back:
 Next, measure one and a half inches from the top edge of the Front,fold and press:
After folding, press again a quarter inch from the top edge of the Front, press, and stitch in place:
Now,stitch in place the folded top edge of the Front:
 Stitch a cord with lip to the right side of the back on two sides and the bottom only, leaving the top notched edge free:
 Now, pin the folded top edge of the Front to the notched edge of the Back, half an inch from the top(right sides together):
 Next, with right sides together stitch the Front to the Back on two sides and at the bottom leaving the top edges free. Turn inside out and press the seams:
For the Flap: Cut two rectangles,7 and a half inches in length and width must be of the same width as the top edge of the pillow Back:

 Cut cord(without lip) into three equal lengths. Fold each in half, having ends forming a loop. Pin and hand-baste ends of loops to the long edge of a flap, having the ends slightly beyond raw edge.
Bring loop downward, forming two smaller loops and spread out the smaller loops and hand-baste across ends of loops. Then, fold the large loop over the basting and hand-baste over the loops:
  At equal intervals make three such corded loops on one long edge of a flap:
 Next, press under half an inch on the other long edge of both the flap fabric. 
Stitch, both the flaps,right sides together, the sides and the long edge with the 3 corded loops leaving the bottom long edge free. Cut corners diagonally:

 Turn right side out.Pin the flap to the upper edge of the back, right sides together. Stitch, keeping the Front free.
  Press seam allowance toward flap. Hand sew pressed under edge of flap over seam. Now, edge-stitch flap along the seam, keeping front free. Attach button and hang tassel and insert pillow form:

A triangular flap instead of a rectangular flap:
I hope this pillow tutorial was helpful.Thanks for stopping by. 





  1. What a great update to your pillows! Saw you over at Debbiedoos.

  2. What great pillows!

    Stopping over from Debbiedoos

  3. Hi Poppy! Oh, what lovely pillows and you did a great job. Even made your own little frog thingys! Thanks for popping in to see me, Poppy! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. I do so agree with you. I love how changing out a few pillows can give us an updated look to our rooms. Great tutorial. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  5. Those are such cute pillows. Thanks for the tutorial, I am sure some girls can learn a trick or two from it. Thanks for joining my newbie party.

  6. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your gorgeous pillows so sweet !!!
    Also I hope you have a great week.
    xxoo Diane

  7. Hi lovely lady.
    Thanks so much for your lovely comments, and your sweet Pray's for my friend Melanie !! She is a sweet lady,wife and Mother.
    Thanks to you poppy.
    XXXOO Diane

  8. Beautiful pillows. I love the little frog fasteners. Thanks for sharing. Ginger

  9. What a great tutorial! Thanks so much for it. Your pillows are perfectly delightful!
    Hugs, Cindy

  10. They look great. Nice tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Just beautiful! Love the contrast of the ticking fabric with the fringes and piping -- very nice!

  12. Great tutorial and cute pillows. Thanks for joining WOW.

  13. Poppy, YOu just got a big virtual hug from me! Your tutorial is great and the pillows you made are fabulous! I am making some pillows for fall and you have made my life so much easier!

  14. I absolutely love the fringe on the pillows. It looks gorgeous. Thanks so much for your kind words re: our hurricane damage. I really appreciate it. Thanks for linking up to Sizzle into Summer. Have a great day.

  15. Your fringed pillows are so nicely done!

    Hope you will bring one of your projects for posts to my Potpourri Friday link-y party. Link up will begin on Thursday afternoon. Your participation will certainly help it to be a success!

  16. I have always liked red ticking. Those are really cute pillows. The brown frogs and fringe really tie it all in with the sofa!

    I want to invite you to my Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    @Bunny Jean's Decre and More!
    (my MAIN blog)

  17. So glad you came to the party. Love the ticking. I just got some vintage ticking...can't wait to make something with it. Great tutorial.

  18. The pillows looks so smart, especially with the use of the ticking in combination with the little frog closures!

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday and helping to make it a success! I appreciate you!

  19. I love the combination of the ticking with the fringe - and ADORE the frog closures! I can't thank you enough for sharing at Inspiration Friday :)

  20. This is a great tutorial! Love those pillows!


  21. hi there
    This is a great tutorial. I really like the fabric and the tassels you've used. They are both lovely cushions. Great job.

  22. Just came back to say thanks for joining the Bunny Hop!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    @ Bunny Jean's Decor and More!
    (my Main blog)

  23. Such nice pillows, I think pillows add a lot of pizzaz to a home. Thanks for the tut. I will send it to my sister and maybe she can teach her grand daughter to make a pillow.

  24. Oh, your pillows turned out so pretty! I love the way you used the cording. Very nice job!
    Thanks for joining HSH!

  25. Love the tassels. Really original pillows!!!

  26. Love the tassels. Really original pillows!!!


Thanks for stopping by and for your loving thoughts. They make me smile!Hugs~Poppy