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“I Sits” Pillow

Posted by on May 8, 2012 in burlap flowers, pillows | 19 comments

I am still hard at work on the inside of my playhouse.  Actually, my new workspace for Daisy Mae Belle!

I found several great yard sale finds this weekend.  I will share those soon!

I am working on a chair that I hope to share tomorrow.

And, this is the pillow that I made for it.  I put one of my favorite quotes on it.  The quote is from Satchel Paige, and it says; “Sometimes I sits and thinks and sometimes I just sits.”

I hope my new chair will become just that place for me.  A place where I can sits and thinks or sometimes I will just sits.  (With a large fruit tea and a great magazine, planning my family’s next beach vacation. . . )

Here is where I started.  A plain pillow.  A friend gave it to me thinking that I could do something with it.  She was right!  It is a nice pillow, but just needed something more!

Sorry that I am a night-time crafter.  It makes for terrible pictures!  I will get up early in the morning to take the “pretty” ones!

And, no that is not a stain on the pillow, just some weird shadow!

Next, I measured the pillow to see how big to cut my burlap.  Yes, that is in centimeters!  Somehow, I ended up with a European tape measure?

 I cut a piece of burlap that would fit around plus 1/2″ for a seam allowance.  I cut the material a few inches shorter than the width of the pillow.  I wanted to see a bit of the edge of the pillow.

I sewed a straight stitch on the edges and fringed them.

Then, I sewed the burlap together along the width with the right sides together.

Next, I pressed the seam open.

I turned the burlap right side out and stamped on the quote.  I just used a regular ink pad.  I do not plan on washing this pillow.  I will just make a new cover if this one gets too dirty!

Then, I slipped the cover on the pillow.
To add the ruffle, I cut a piece of muslin 3 times longer than the circumference of the pillow.

I folded it in half and sewed the raw edges together.

I ironed the seam open.

And, then ran a long stitch down the center of the seam.

I pulled the threads until I had a ruffle.

I sewed up the raw edges on the ends.

I used a safety pin to secure the ruffle onto the pillow and then tied a ribbon around the ruffle.  I can change the ribbon to match the season or my mood!

I look forward to it sitting in my chair. . .

  Sometimes thinking and sometimes just sitting!

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  1. Super cute! I must say, the whole reading nook in the bay window is adorable. Pretty chair!!

    Thank you for linking up to the “Cowgirl Up!” link party!

  2. Soo cute ty for sharing.

  3. I love that quote! The pillow is adorable!

  4. Turned out fabulous!! Great quote!!

    • Thanks! That is one of my favorite quotes. I think I like the idea and hope that one day it will happen!

  5. Thanks for showing us how you made the darling pillow cover…it is really cute! I saw your post over at “Sunday Showcase”.

    • Happy to share! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Like it… I love it. Really love the natural burlap fabric and your stamp letters/ words are gorgeous too.

    • Thanks! I love to use burlap! It is one of my favorite things to craft with!

  7. I really like it, and love the saying. I love burlap on anything, and love how you added it to your pillow. Love the reading nook! Lately sometimes my I “just sits” is happening more and more! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best!

    • Glad to share! With 3 girls, ages 12, 10 and 7, my “just sits” time is few and far between!

  8. What a wonderful job you have done. I want one too!

  9. That pillow is so cute. You did a great job.

  10. How adorable a newbie here hopped over from Under the table and dreaming blog

    • So good to have a newbie!!! Thanks for stopping by!

  11. I’ve always liked that Satchel Paige quote. It’s a perfect saying for the perfect pillow. I love what you did with the burlap and ruffle.

    • It is one of my favorite quotes. I love it when I can “just sits!” Thanks for stopping by!

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