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Bring the Sunshine In! Pillow

I know I’m a little late posting our “Theme”-day post today, but once you see this little beauty, I’m hoping you’ll forgive me. I was trying to get this made this morning and that’s why posting got put on the back burner.

Here’s a mini tutorial on making pin-tucks. It’s only the second or third time I’ve done it- so I’m by no means an expert. But, if you’ve ever wanted to give this look a try- here it is:
First draw your design on the fabric with a marking pen. I read somewhere to make sure not to press it so it won’t set the pen. This one disappears with water. {I marked the first line 2 1/2″ from the edge with the next 2 lines each 1″ away}

Fold on your marked line and sew as close as you can to the edge. I moved my needle to the right as far as I could and lined my fabric up about 1/8″ in, it’s probably a 1/16″ seam allowance. {let’s call it an educated guess. ;)}

Repeat on all the lines, erase your marks, make your pillow cover and stuff that lovely up!
You may notice that I alternated which way I had the seams go when I sewed the cross tuck. I don’t know what the “right” way really is, but I liked how it added a bit of interest.
I absolutely ADORE this yellow linen I got as a remnant from Joann’s {man I love that place}.
Now, I have one very stuffed, cheery pillow! If you want to see my first attempt at pin-tucking go here.
Also, today I am Stranded on a Crafting Desert Island over at Less Cake {more frosting}. Go on over and check out what crafting item I CAN NOT live without- I’ll give you one hint- I could not make pillows without it- and we all know how desolate my life would be if I could not make pillows. 😉

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  • Karen
    March 17, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Cute! I need me some pillows… 🙂

  • Gwen @ Gwenny Penny
    March 17, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Love this one, Amy! I love linen. The pintucks look great… I've been afraid to try them, but they actually sound really easy. Off to check out your desert island necessity.

  • Andi @ Jane of all crafts
    March 18, 2011 at 2:20 am

    I love yellow! And the pintucks are a very nice touch! Awesome job!

  • Amy @ Increasingly Domestic
    March 18, 2011 at 3:33 am

    And she does it again folks!

    I love the yellow, love the pintucking and love the linen.

  • Ladybird Ln
    June 2, 2011 at 2:32 am

    What a darling pillow, I love how sunny and sleek it is! I am having a pillow contest {Pillow Fight–For a Cause} on my blog this month, and would love it if you would consider entering. Link below!


  • Lorene (just Lu)
    June 2, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Just popped over from POV at Gwen's place… Love this pillow and I should have just KNOWN that this was you! 🙂 Someday I will get the courage to try pintucks…