Sunday, February 6, 2011

Pillows Pillows Pillows

Last spring I made some vintage pillows using all vintage fabrics, trim and decor.  I have had them stored, and decided I would put them in my shop,  (I'm listing them today) but first show what I had made. 

This little pillow was made from a vintage handkerchief sewn on to a dresser scarf.  I folded the scarf in half to create the pillow slip, and slip stitched it together after inserting the pillow form.

This pillow is made from sewing two pieces of embroidery onto a background of vintage fabrics.  I  got a whole box of vintage fabrics that were new, from an estate sale.  Most were pieces were small, so they worked well for piecing the pillows.

This bow print fabric was used for the backing, and the encloser is a bow tie with the same fabric.

 I had a dresser scarf which had two nice embroidered ends, but the center had an unremovable stain.  The ends worked perfectly for the pillow tops, and the vintage print for the front edges.  

Envelope backs worked well for these pillows.

This is the pair together. 

I had another old pillow case that was worn out, but had the cute applique tulips on the ends.  I used the ends on both sides of the pillow top and added a small embroidery doiley in the center.  


  1. It's not fair! It's just not FAIR!!! I live in East Tennessee. :( Can you say... " " ? LOL

  2. Hi Carrell...your pillows are VERY pretty and should do great on Etsy! I'm going to try to add you to my "Favorites" on there so I can see when you add new things!

  3. What a joy to find you ... I especially enjoyed your Christmas decorating post.
    I love your Antique Beds & was excited to see you are a Pillow Lover like Me!
    Looking forward to your next post. :)

    I have chosen you as one of my five favorite bloggers to receive the Liebster Blog Award , come over to my blog & check what it is all about!

  4. Good one blog guy! We might try to work a reference to this one into a blog post about where to buy Pillow Cases next week.

    Pillow Cases


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