Kelley Valenzuela Pillow November 28th, 2018 - 07:06:07
Today we're doing some anthropology DIY pillows. If that's something that you like then keep watching, I just I couldn't justify spending that kind of money on a pillow and we are moving very very soon across the country and our stuff just is not coming with us. So I thought why not DIY something, that's gonna be good for the next few months for us and then hopefully somebody else can pick them up and enjoy them in the future. So without me talking your ear off for too long and before this cat gets fussy and totally knocks over my tripod. Okay so to get started. What I did was I got the pillow form that I used.
If you wanted to use as a cotton, filling you'd have to do another type of pillow, a link down below, but I fold it over it. In an envelope-like the shape and cut the edges where I'm gonna be sewing, leaving some space for extra to cut off and to use your pins. So this is basically what you have right now is just something that overlaps over your pillow. You also have the choice here to fold over and hem along this line. I chose not to on most of my pillows, but I will show you on this one, because I used a canvas fabric and it doesn't usually fray for this first pillow I marked out the shape of where my pillow will actually be, and I am I drew Out my pattern and then embroidered it, because that was the look that I was going for on this particular pillow. It's actually quite easy. All I did was, I went and picked up a large yarn, embroidery needle and I just did it until I was all done and then once you come to this point, this is where I'm gonna show you how to hem along the outside line. You just fold it over by a centimeter and do your hem don't forget to do a back stitch at the beginning and at the end of the fabric, and then what I'm doing here is folding it over inside out now.
This part is really important because you're gonna flip it out and then ugly hemlines are gonna be on the inside and it's gonna be a clean stitch. So I folded it over and I don't remember whether I use pins or not, but you definitely can put pins along that line. Then I just went ahead and hemmed along and then cut off the excess on the outside, so that when you flip your pillow inside out like I'm doing right here, you're not gonna have all that access bulky fabric. Then I just went ahead and put my pillow insert inside, and that was it for the first pillow and the pattern that I used for this pillow is what I use for all of the pillows. But there are lots and lots of ways to make a pillow cover. You can also purchase them pre-made to fit your pillows I'll link a couple other ways down below for the next pillow.
This was one that was really inspired by anthropology and it had a fringe on it and so for the fringe. I got a piece of cardboard that was the same love width as the fringe that I wanted, and I wrapped my yarn around probably around 30 times. Then I just cut it off and it's so easy you just hot glue along the length of the yarn and then you stick it down and wait for it to dry. Now you also have the option to sew along the lines where I hot-glued to attach it. If you want something, that's a little more sturdy, but for decorative pillows for us hot glue was more than enough and then like I said you just cut right along the edge, and this is the edge here that I was talking about, and then it opens up. Like they just fall open and I put a line of hot glue down the center and folded them over, I found that some didn't totally stick, so I went in with some extra hot glue and I you know just attach them so that they were a little bit more sturdy and so that they all waved nicely.
I had my first row of Fringe done. I went in and I had braided some of the yarn and I had picked up some ribbon from the craft store and I just hot glued that down as well in the pattern, and I left open spaces like you, see there for like another row of Fringe And then that was just how I chose to do it. It was so easy. The fringe does take quite a while, but I think it's definitely worth it, and so this was the final result for that pillow and I love it. Is by far my favorite one out of all four that I did for this next one I didn't even film how I did it because it was just so easy. I laid the pillow down and drew a line out on an old piece of lace, type fabric, cut it out and hot glued around the four edges. You can do this with anything if you had any kind of fabric or lace or anything that you wanted to use so easy for this next pillow I decided to paint on a mud, clock kind of a pattern. I've seen a lot of this stuff online lately on Pinterest, and I thought that it was really cool and it was so easy. So I just freehand it all these lines. You could definitely go in and use as a stencil or you could draw out previously with like a pencil crayon or something the pattern that you want, but I just decided to freehand it because of I, like that. That's part of the look.