When we bought our couch it came with three ugly pillows. They didnt coordinate at all with my living room so I went ahead and sewed some simple envelope pillowcases for them out of some canvas fabric. Ive had them on my couch like that for a while now, and decided that it was time to go ahead and decorate them!
This first pillow I did by simply cutting a piece of burlap from Canvas Corp to go around the middle. Then, I took a piece of 7 Gypsies lace and a piece of Jute Cord and tied those around as well, hot gluing them into place.
For this second pillow, I sewed a burlap ruffle onto the pillow's opening. Then, I hot glued some fabric flowers to the front. For the lettering, I penciled in "rejoice evermore", and when I was happy with how it looked, I used my Tombow monotwin permanent marker to write over my pencil marks.
This last pillow took a little more time to accomplish. I took some of the Mixed Media paper from Canvas Corp and painted it in with some Tattered Angels' paints. This paper is so unique because its paper but it feels and acts as fabric. It's so pliable that it makes it possible to sew it on as an applique, which is what I did here.
After my paper was painted and dry, I cut it out and then laid it down on a piece of burlap. I cut the burlap into a square for the rooster to fit on. Then, I took some ticking fabric and ruffled it around the burlap. The way I ruffled my fabric is just by folding and pinning into place. After all my ruffles were pinned, I sewed them on.
After my ruffles were sewn, I sewed on the rooster. I am not a very good seamstress, so I went very slowly during this part! Then, I took the whole burlap square and just hot glued it onto my pillow. Since these are decorative pillows and I dont plan on throwing them in the washer, I don't mind cheating a little and using hot glue.
I hope you enjoyed a glimpse of these pillows and have been inspired to try your own! These pillows were also featured on Canvas Corp's Blog, so jump on over there to check it out, as well!
Have a great day and happy crafting!
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