Saturday, March 20, 2010

Homespun Spring Stitchery Accent Pillow

A few weeks ago I stitched up this little accent pillow because I had spring that it's the first day of spring...I am already thinking ahead to planting my annual garden.

This little pillow is fast and easy to make and you only need a handful of supplies. It's a great way to use up some of your homespun fabric scraps.

Here is what you will need:

4 3/4" by 5 1/2" piece of tea-stained muslin fabric
Less than a 1/4 yard of homespun fabric
Embroidery Floss, Needle, Scissors and Embroidery Hoop
Sewing machine and basic sewing supplies
Small amount of poly-fiber fill
Disappearing ink pen

Pattern: On a 4 3/4" by 5 1/2" piece of printer paper, write down the words "My (heart symbol) Is In The Garden. (see photo). This paper should be the exact size of your muslin fabric. Use it as your pattern and trace it onto your muslin fabric using a disappearing ink pen.

Using 3 strands of embroidery floss in the colors you choose, stitch the wording onto the muslin. Once you have your hand stiching done, its time to add a border. From homespun fabric, cut four 2 1/2" by 7 1/2" long strips. Use these strips to make a border around your muslin piece. Once you have them attached, measure your front panel. Use those measurements and cut out the same size from homespun fabric. Pin the two pieces together (right sides together) and machine sew around 3 1/2 of the edges. Turn right side out and stuff with fiber fill. Hand sew the opening shut with a blind stitch.

Your little accent pillow is now complete!

~ Happy Crafting ~

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