Thursday I had the day off and spent most of the day here at home. I decided to create something that I could complete in a couple of hours. I had just been to the Goodwill and found some new linens and was reminded of some that I had found in similar bag at Goodwill a while back.
This is the crocheted piece I found. It was stained and a few things were loose on it so I washed it and let it dry in the sun. All of the stains are gone. I really like birds and yellow and blue are some of my favorite colors.
This picture was taken before the stains were removed.
I began looking around my sewing room and found this towelling. I bought towelling at an antique store in two colors, this and a lighter one with just a blue line on the edges. I purchased this a few years ago so I have forgotten what I paid for it but I know it wasn't much.
I love the color of this towelling
Notice the yellow and blue stripes on either side.
I folded down the edges about 2 inches, pressed and sewed 1/4 inch away from the fold, then pressed toward the center to make a pleat.
It is hard to see but both edges have a 1/4 inch seam on the folded edge.
I decided to have two seams so I folded the fabric again 3/4 inch away from the first folded edge. The seams were all pressed toward the center (I am not sure why I pressed them in and not out, hmmm, I guess that's the way it is)
Here it is ready for the crochet work to be centered on the fabric and hand sewn on.
A closer look at the corners.
All sewn together and ready for a pillow form to stuff inside. I made one from muslin to fit the measurements.
Stuffed and sewn closed and now on a chair in my dining room.
The picture below shows a closer look at the edging and the little pleats all around the pillow.
The pillow was sitting in this chair just to have its picture taken, I am not sure where it will find its new home. I do know that I had a lot of fun making it.
I am linking to November Creative Spirit Challenge at Whimsical Musings
the Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming
Make it for Monday at Cottage Instincts