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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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19 Comments

  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!
    ♥Linsey

  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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