Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Country Homespun Hearts Throw Pillow - FREE Pattern

If you are looking for a quick and easy sewing project, I think you will appreciate this one. Today...I am posting how I made an easy Country Homespun Fabric Pillow that has an attached applique that says 'Homespun Hearts' on the front of it.

I think this little accent pillow makes a great gift or make one for yourself.

Here is what you will need to make this project:

2 pieces of homespun fabric that each measure 12" by 9 1/4" in size
Tea-Stained Muslin or Tea-Stained Cotton Broadcloth (3 3/4" by 5 1/2")
Poly-fiber fill stuffing
Sewing Machine and basic sewing supplies
Cotton Embroidery Floss
Disappearing Ink Pen

I decided to make my pillow in a blue color scheme so I chose blue homespun fabric and blue embroidery floss to match it.

Pattern: On a piece of printer paper that measures 3 3/4" by 5 1/2" in size, write the words "HOMESPUN HEARTS" as shown in the photo. This will become your pattern so center it on your piece of paper. You will then use your disappearing ink pen to transfer the pattern onto your tea-stained muslin. Use 3 strands of embroidery floss and stitch your wording. Once done, use an iron to iron back 1/4" on all edges to the back side of the fabric. (this will hide your raw edges). Next, machine stitch around the edges using a beige colored thread...so that it blends in with the color of your muslin. (you can also hand-stitch it if you would like). Now set this piece aside and work on your pillow.

Place your two pieces of homespun fabric right-sides together and sew around 3 1/2 of the edges. Turn right side out and insert the stuffing. Once done, sew the opening closed with small blind stitches.

It is now time to attach your stitched panel to the front side of your pillow. You can hand stitch it on or use fabric glue, the choice is yours. I chose to hand stitch mine on.

~ Happy Crafting ~


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