Tuesday, April 21, 2009

doily pillow

doily pillow

i have a serious love affair with doilies... 

they are so beautiful and each one is unique. i used them to top the stumps that lined the aisle at our wedding. did you know that you can get them at the dollar store?? pretty awesome. they aren't as great as the vintage ones, but good when you are in a pinch. 

doily pillow

i have been thinking of ways to use all my leftover doilies and then i came along this post (love everything on there!). this pillow is one of the things that she links to... can you believe how simple and cute? the stars aligned - i had a few pillows lying around that needed covering and some (fake) linen. i started picking out which doilies looked best together. (my pillow was sort of big - 20x20)

doily pillow detail

i affixed the doilies with pins and then used an embroidery hoop to keep the fabric taught. then i just hand stitched the doilies in position! do this BEFORE you sew all the pieces of the cover together. 

doily pillow back

for help with the cover i turned to the maker of that inspiring pillow she happened to have a  pillow cover tutorial on her blog!

i am super impressed at how easy it was to make what, i think, is a really professional looking cover. 


jenni said...

very pretty!!

Lindsey said...

Oh my goodness, I love it! So pretty!

Philigry said...

love your pillows! i have had these on my to-do list for a while! thanks for the push. yours look so great.

Anonymous said...

This is such a great idea. I can't wait to dig into my basket of doilies and get started. Thanks!!