Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Show and Tell

Show and tell time.

I made this pillow and I'm kind of in love with it. It might be my crowning achievement thus far in my sewing career.

The front-side fabric is by Schumacher, and I have very strong feelings for it. I based our entire bedroom design off of just this fabric. Recall the designBoard...I know someone will ask me the name of this fabric, and I actually don't know! Anyone know it? I picked up my yardage on eBay and never caught the name of it.

It's also the fabric Sarah Richardson used as "wallpaper" for her dining room:

The back-side fabric and welting are done in an outdoor fabric by Waverly from their "Sun N Shade" line called Soleil Stripe Mocha. I didn't intend to use an outdoor fabric for any reason - it just had the right hues of brown and ivory and the price was right.

I wanted our bed to just have one, large decorative pillow - and this is working out beautifully. I bought a king size pillow as the insert, and the dimensions are exactly what I needed. It wasn't easy (especially because there was a zipper involved), but I'm so happy I did it.

I know I'm teasing you a bit this week, but a reveal of the bedroom is slated for next week and you'll see how I translated the pillow into a room.


  1. Wow, D. I'm impressed. Can't wait to see how it works in your room.

  2. can't wait to see the finished room!

  3. Daniela - The fabric is Schumacher's Lotus Garden in the Lacquer colorway...when I saw it used in Sarah's farmhouse I became obsessed. I have been trimming everything in my house with piping lately, great job on the pillow!

  4. Anonymous7/21/2010

    This turned out beautifully! You are quite the seamstress! I love the floral/stripe mix.

  5. Love! So impressed at how neat the welt looks, too. I've never tried to see any type of pillow other than a simple envelope one...did you use a pattern or any tutorials?

  6. Thanks Averill! I didn't use any pattern/tutorials, but it's not the first time I've done piping. I figured it out through trial and error a while back - not that I recommend this approach! In this case it worked out well, but I've definitely had less stellar results since I didn't look up proper directions.

  7. Anonymous7/28/2010

    You did a wonderful job! Bravo on the zipper too. Not necessarily an easy task for a novice but you stuck with it and it paid off. Love the fabric.


  8. You make me Inspired!
    I just ordered some fabric from 1 Fabric Co, (Schumacher Imperial Trellis)
    And I am going to Upholster my IKEA" Poang" armchairs so they will look fab

    My Grandfather was a Sails maker, so lets hope it works for me as it did for you!

    I love how you did the stripes on the back, Now Im thinking cushions as well...
    Well Done X


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