I've had fabric sitting around for months just waiting for me to get my hands on it to use it for something beautiful. Pillows. That was the plan. Over the weekend, I had a little free time while Callan napped and Travis graciously took on baby
doodie duty, so I got to sewing.
I haven't made throw pillows in quite some time, so I referenced this tutorial, and this one, to gain some confidence and general understanding of constructing ruffles and an envelope opening. I used $4/yard fabric and more of the antique linen fabric (tablecloth) that my grandmother had passed down to me. (You can see how I used more of this antique linen in this post.) My grandma never intended for me to use the antique linens as actual table linens, but to reuse them creatively. I love that I was able to incorporate something of my great grandmother's in a creative way into my home.
Here's what I love about the pillows (aside from the way they look):
1 I was able to incorporate my great grandmother's table linens.
2 The contrast between the dark, masculine leather sofa and the soft, femininity of the pillows
3 My husband is man enough to let me have ruffle pillows in the living room.
Props, babe. Props.
I love all three of the pillows that I made over the weekend, but my heart totally skips a beat for those striped ruffle pillows.