Monday, September 7

monogram pilllow

i made this pillow this weekend for a family friend who just started her freshman year of college and moved into her dorm. i also made a valance for her dorm window, i'll share pictures once its installed. didn't the pillow turn out pretty cute?! it took quite a while bc it was my first time sewing on trim and making an envelope back...but it all came together!

to make the button monogram i bought a bag of white buttons at Michael's. (I also bought a bag of 1,000 vintage mother of pearl like buttons on ebay for future projects) i printed out a letter "S" from word and then cut it out and traced it with a pencil onto the blue fabric. obviously, do all this before you put the pillow together. lay the buttons out on the cut out letter to get the placement right. i figured out that the best way to get the buttons on the fabric is to glue them on with elmer's washable glue then let the glue get tacky (not dry, bc its too hard to get the needle through it) and then sew them on. next, pop the fabric in the washer on gentle. this removes any pencil line that may be showing and also the glue. dry on low and iron. it takes a while but turns out cute!

15 comments:

sarah said...

This turned out adorable!

the davidsons said...

I'm impressed! This is so cute!

Legally Fabulous said...

SO cute. I love the buttons. I need to get the ole sewing machine back out.

Miss Type-A said...

Very cute!

*L* said...

So cute!! I need to learn how to sew!

Meagan said...

That is so cute! I might have to try that out for my new apartment!

theluckiestmrs said...

ooh! I love how the pillow turned out! It's adorable...and definitely inspiring me to start a new project! :) Thanks for sharing it with us!

Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

Oh my word! I love that pillow!

the future mrs Hinz said...

omg how cute is that pillow! you are getting good girl!

Lil' Woman said...

Looks soo cute, love it : )

Shannon said...

such a cute idea. i hope i can be this crafty soon. i am sure it wouldn't turn out that cute!

cute blog! been reading for awhile! thanks for the inspiration!

Midge said...

So cute! Great idea with the glue.

Miss Monogram said...

OMG! This is so cute!!

Rachel said...

So...I was making pillow envelopes & got to the monogram part & remembered that you had said to use a pencil. Once I sketched on to the fabric & realized I didn't like what I'd drawn, I put it in the wash... BUT the pencial didn't come out. Did you use detergent?

ChatTeaKathy said...

I am IN LOVE with this pillow. You did a fab job!