Friday, November 2, 2012

Circles and more Circles Pillow


I'm now trying to accessorize my daughter's room, some more final details and it's ready for reveal time,  but in between sheets, comforter, shams, bed skirt, and decorations for around the room, any budget can go way up!  It's right there, the price line, where projects like this one help you to stay within budget.

The main material is this Jersey Body Pillow Cover found at Target for three dollars each. They are huge. It looks and feels like fleece, soft.



I cut the pieces for the front and back of the pillow.  Then, another piece of the material was folded in fourths, where circles were drawn and cut out, they are 1" and 1/4 in diameter.

The circles were sewn on rows onto the front panel of the pillow...


Row by row until the whole front panel was covered with circles.

Next, a new set of circle rows was placed in between the existing ones, like this:



When all the rows were done, this is how it looked.  Lots of texture!



It was time to create the pillow, sewing the front to the back, but first, long strips of Velcro were attached to serve as a closure.  I still don't know how to sew a zipper that well, doing it this way, with Velcro, has worked like magic for me.


After sewing the two pieces together this is how it looks.





On her chair.
For the chair slip cover click HERE.

Only half of the body pillow was used on this project, that means I need to do some more sewing.

Hugs,





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38 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Cristina! You are SUCH a clever girl. LOOK how cute that pillow turned out! GREAT job and it is perfect for her room. I LOVE IT! xo Diana

Kelly @ thelilypadcottage said...

Wow what a great idea! So creative, it turned out beautiful!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

This pillow simple to make and it looks awesome, you are so talented my friend! I also love the slip cover, nowthat is a little more complicated, but gorgeous too! Thank you for your sweet visits pretty girl. Have a terrific weekend.
FABBY

Our Pinteresting Family said...

That is so fabulous, Cristina! You are so creative with your ideas. I'm sure your daughter loves her room!! Megan

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

that came out REALLY nice! I like the "overlapping" circles. nice 3D project

Our Neck of the Woods said...

How clever! It looks fabulous! You are very talented with the sewing machine!

Lottie said...

Really nice! Love the color, too!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

WOW! That is just gorgeous! Really a neat project!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Your attention to detail is amazing! I love the pillow....but the chair slipcover is perfect!

Have a great day rock star!
karianne

Allie said...

Really cute! nicely done :)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a darling little pillow. Come by on Monday and please feel free to grab my starfish featured button for your blog...yes...I have featured your mirror from last week.

Blessings,
Linda

Susan said...

That pillow is darling! I think will try to make it. Its such an interesting project!

Amantisima said...

Ole que chulo!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, so much work, but what a fabulous pillow. Love it. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Pam Fields said...

I saw your link on Uncommonly Yours link party. I love this pillow! And I love how you were able to find and use something economical to make a pillow so pretty.
I am your newest follower. :)

Karen said...

That is such a cute pillow, and the chair cover is fabulous.

Robyn said...

That is so pretty! I need to make one now!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

You sew. You slipcover. You use power tools ... I so wish I was you!

Loving that pillow. I have to pin it -- along with that awesome mirror made from the old kid's playground wood ...

:)

Linda

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Cristina, that's brilliant! I love that you were able to use something in an unconventional way. I would have gone out shopping for fabric, but you definitely found the way to go, and it looks beautiful! You'd never guess its humble beginnings. I'm pinning this to my daughter's bedroom ideas page. And now I'm off to check out that slipcover. The talent abounds!
Debbie

Laura said...

That looks amazing!! Well done you!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

That is beautiful, I'm pinning this for my daughters room

Feral Turtle said...

Gorgeous pillow! You are very creative! Cheers.

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

You're the BEST! Totally impressed again! XO, Aimee

Debi Bolocofsky said...

I love this pillow. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party and would love to have you share this with everyone. Here is the link to the party.
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/11/wednesday-adorned-from-above-link-party.html
Debi @ Adorned From Above

Robin said...

I love the look of your pillow. It looks great.

Katie said...

I absolutely LOVE this pillow! It's so simple but the texture provides such a fun look! Definitely on my to do list!!

thethinkingcloset said...

Stunning! I love the layers and texture you created with this design. So posh.

-Lauren

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love the color and the texture - pretty!

Infarrantly Creative said...

1. I love target clearance. 2. I love this color. 3. I love pillows! Great tutorial and creative idea.

claudiaberry@gmail.com said...

Que bonito trabajo, Cristina! Creo que me lo voy a copiar, y te dare el credito, por supuesto! Saludos!

southernscraps said...

Love it! And the velcro is a great idea!

Donna said...

I love the 3 dimensional effect of this. And the ease of construction. Thanks for sharing.
Donna @onceuponsasewingmachine.com

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

Wow! You are amazing! I am pinning this, so cute!

Beth@A to Z said...

This is adorable! So, so cute :). Thanks for linking it up to my party!

aisha asheazi said...

Thanks for showing us how you made this pillow. It's beautiful.

Marti Cooper said...

That is beautiful! I'm keeping it for future reference for when I decide to make a pillow! Thank you so much for participating at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase!

http://sew-licious.blogspot.com

Marti

sew sweet vintage said...

Sweet pillow. Pinned:) Found your post at sew-licious. I posted http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2012/12/upcycled-denim-christmas-stocking.html and Doily tree. Following your blog. Follow me too:)

Katja @ Shift Ctrl ART said...

Love all the texture you created with this technique. What a wonderful pillow!

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