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Pascarell's pillow, overstuffed with polyester fiberfill, is an interpretation of Joe-Pye plants. "It has always intrigued me how full the head of these plants gets before it slowly starts to sag under the enormous weight," she said. "The pillow fabric is cotton muslin, and the Joe Pye is crewel embroidery made with a dark-brown acrylic yarn."
Hand-stitched French knots complete the design. The pillow seams are sewn by machine, with a hand-stitched closure at the bottom.
Visit Pascarell's blog, <Studio Tree to see more of her projects.
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Wise Old Pillow
TheNettieNest made this cozy owl pillow for her daughter from a warm, shag-like fabric.
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Teepee For Two
Margie5048 made this amazing teepee for her grandchildren for Christmas. She also sewed them matching PJs and pillowcases.
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The Bright Stuff
This summery yellow pillow with a jumbo flower measures 8 by 17 inches, just the right size for creator MiCasaBella to tuck into her side chair in her dining room.
The colorful silk flower was brushed a bit to make it fray. The blossoming flower was made from frayed silk, chiffon, and polyester. "The result is a bright and happy pillow to add warmth to my home after a long, cold winter!" she exclaims.
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Make a whole set of seasonal “cross-stitch” throw pillows -- without any needle or thread.
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Made with Love
Longhurstdonna12's aqua blue "Love" pillow is embellished with a hot-pink flower made from sample book remnants.
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Rise and Shine
Handsewn with glass beads and sequins, MycholXander's cotton pillow would give a couture look to any couch. She also added four handmade pom-poms to her creation. "You should see it in person; it has a great shimmer," she said.
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From the Heart
Bluebird1952's vintage pot holders were inspired by Martha Stewart's heart-shaped pot holders.
She used a colorful rooster material and cotton plaid shirt. Scraps from the shirt were used to make the ties and buttons. "I thought these turned out rather well for the first set I've made," she said. "I intend to make lots more!"
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Covered in Flowers
When bingosue's sofa pillows became worn out, rather than replace the entire sofa, she sewed tailored pillow covers. Each seat and back pillow has a Velcro strip to make removal easy. The back pillows have large braided trim along the edges.
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When in Rome
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Experimenting with alternating lights and darks, Maggiemakes created a pair of bold pillow tops based on a traditional Japanese quilt block pattern. With what she describes as a "slight country feel," this pillow cover makes us feel right at home.
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The Tale of a Shirt
Made from old T-shirts from the Salvation Army, this pillow cover created by LisaLoopers is the perfect summer accent. She used a blue linen shirt and a brown shirt with a tropical lawn print to make flowers with frayed edges. She included an envelope backing, so the cover can be removed and cleaned.