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Halloween Pillows

I had a little time on my hands today. (Stupid stairs!)  Since I couldn’t go to work, couldn’t drive, and needed to sit down all day, I figured the best thing to do would be to sew!  My sewing machine is operated with buttons, so I didn’t even need to use my foot at all.

I made a few of these pillows, which I had seen on Pinterest. (Another great way to pass the time as I’m elevating my foot.)

I measured my pillow forms and cut the burlap squares to the exact same size as the pillows.  When I cover pillows, I don’t account for  a seam allowance.  I like the pillows to be tight and not droopy or oversized.  I laid the burlap on paper towels on the kitchen counter. 

I happened to have some black fabric paint and a perfect round paint sponge.  Yeah!  Like I said, I can’t drive, so a trip to the craft store is out of the question.

I had the perfect orange and black plaid, left over from a quilt I’m working on for my son’s room.  I set up the embroidery machine and let it go to work.

I used some outdoor pillows, I already had, and just recovered them.  The pillows look perfect on my benches, out front.



I love it when a craft/sewing project falls together like this.  I’ve been wanting to make these, but could never seem to find the time.  To top it off, I just happened to have all of the supplies on hand.  (Although, I did have to crawl around in the garage to find my paint bin and I don’t think the doctor would have approved of that.)  Other than that, I was able to sew the day away, while still keeping my foot elevated.  Not a bad way to spend an unplanned day at home.

Happy Monday!

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  • Leanne
    October 18, 2011

    The pillows are adorable. Wow, you have been busy since you've been injured. I'm impressed!

  • Michele {The Scrap Shoppe}
    October 18, 2011

    I love these, Becca! Super cute! So sorry about your foot. 🙁

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