|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 etsy.com shop, http://www.etsy.com/shop/countrycharisma (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.