Monday, March 15, 2010

Vintage pom pom pillow


There's something about the weather starting to turn warm that makes me want to nest.  Last week it was the curtains, today I took a vintage pillowcase and turned it into throw pillows.  1 pretty pillowcase = 2 prettier throw pillows.


Don't pom poms just make you so happy?


Me too.


No one ever officially taught me how to sew fringe on a pillow, but this is what I do:

Set my needle position all the way left.  (Silly that to set it to the left, I move the lever right, but whatever.)


And then I sew the pom poms (facing in, towards the center) to the right side of my fabric. 


Then I go ahead and make my pillow as usual.


Happy pom pom-ing!

22 comments:

  1. Cute! Thanks for the sewing tips...now if only I could get my bobbin working right. I'm off to read the manual...yuck! :)

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  2. That pompom trim added SO much to the pillowcase. Gorg!

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  3. Oh, I wish I could sew. You do such a great job. How about coming to Iowa and giving me some lessons? Ha, Ha. My mother gave me a new sewing machine right before she died. I think it just brings back memories so I've never opened it. I've had it since 2002 so I think its been long enough. I may just have to brave it and give it a spin. Thanks for all your inspiration. I've followed your blog in awe!

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  4. You have the best ideas and Yes! Pom poms make me so happy and so does your blog. How was that for a run-on sentence? I got all excited. :)

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  5. I wonder who invented the very first pom pom? Hmmmm. Must go in search of information.

    DI

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  6. The pom poms are the best part! You've given me far too many ideas, I can't keep up.

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  7. love this...i want to make pillows for my porch..these are too cute!

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  8. So cute! I have a BUNCH of white pompoms like the red ones you used - picked them up at a cheap fabric-seconds place. I see a pompom pillow in my future!

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  9. that pillow is so sweet and the pom pims make it perfect!

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  10. Love it Cheryl. Anything with pom poms is wonderful and the vintage material is great! So pretty!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  11. I'm in love with your pillow! I love red and I always think of pompoms as fun 3-D polka dots!

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  12. Okay, that is adorable! And, yes, pom poms DO make me happy. :) Thanks for the visit, Cheryl! :)

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  13. Pom poms are super cute! You do amazing things to everything you touch, lol. Also, I love all the color on your blog!

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  14. I just found your site, and it's so vibrant and pretty! I love your photos and your fabulous sewing skills. I just signed myself up for a Sewing 101 class. I think having a skill like this is so awesome. I'm following and will be back!

    Liz

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  15. That turned out really cute!

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  16. pretty pillow. i can never find pretty vintage linens here. curse you stingy utahns!

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  17. wow, very beautiful, love the patterns, where can I get one of those

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