Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Rosebud Pillow Tutorial

Lets Get right to it!


2 yards Burlap ( you'll have extra left over)
sewing machine I used my favorite Brother PC-210 PRW Limited Edition Project Runway Sewing Machine

thread in matching color
hot glue gun and glue sticks
old pillow or pillow stuffing

Making the pillow

Start out by cutting two pieces of burlap in the size of pillow you want. I cut a 15" by 15" size it will be a 14 x 14 pillow after sewed. Pin all around the edges of the pieces to keep them together while sewing.

After pinning, sew all around the pillow and stopping with about a hand-size width open. Cut diagonally on corners of pillow and then turn inside out.

Stuff pillow with stuffing until desired fullness. I just used an ugly pillow i had lying around and used its stuffing.

Either hand sew or use the sewing machine to sew up the remaining open hole.

Finally you have a pillow!

Making the Rose

Begin by making a small rosebud out of a 2"wide by 12" long strip of burlap. i found this wonderful tutorial here. You can adjust length and width depending on how big you want your tighter rose center to be.

After i made the rosebud i hot glued it to the center of my pillow.

Then i took a few strips of burlap about 4 1/2" wide and the longest length of the yard cut  and did the same rosebud technique loosely around the center, gluing while i went and until it was as big as i wanted.
After glue is dry, you are done!!!

Post your pictures and questions!

Pics to come!

Thanks Coastal Charm for the link party