Thursday, December 6, 2012
I wanted to share with you one of my favorite projects from last Christmas - the Poinsettia Pillow.
Now, I can't take credit for this since it is a fabulous project Centsational Girl did back in 2009 but at that time, I didn't have a sewing machine so I bookmarked it as a future project (oh, the dark ages before Pinterest when you had to bookmark things and remember to put them in the correct favorites folder).
I used a drop cloth for my pillow cover fabric since it was a nice and neutral, bonus that I could use the finished edge to save some sewing, and I needed to make four pillows since I was giving these as gifts so it was very cost effective.
These pillows are a bit time consuming since you have to cut out all the leaves, especially if you are making more than one. I did it while watching television in the evening. However, the final product is worth it I promise. Another tip, make sure you totally load your bobbin since there is quite a bit of sewing. It is no fun when you are in the groove of sewing and it runs out. Ask me how I know.
Now I did make a couple of changes from Kate's version. I made a envelope back pillow (here is a good tutorial from Teal and Lime) since I haven't tackled a zippered anything yet. I also skipped the covered button and opted to just glued some small yellow buttons for the center. I like that they look like the yellow stamens of an actual poinsettia.
For the full tutorial with great photos, visit Centsational Girl's post.
Let me know if you make a poinsettia pillow of your own, I would love to see it!
Don't forget, tomorrow is the Winter Wonders & Holiday Happenings linky party hosted by Claiming Our Space, Black Fox Homestead, Life with the Hawleys, Lilacs and Longhorns, Practically Functional, The Thrifty Rebel and Yellow Spool. Each of us will have our own project or recipe to share so make sure to stop by to check out what we have each created as well as to link up your own winter or holiday inspired posts.