I've had this bright colored pillow for a long time but haven't had it out because it just don't go with the look of any of our rooms.
Well I decided to make a cover for it today so that it could have a place somewhere.
The previous covers I did were button covers and worked well so I figured I would do that again but add a little something extra. I wanted to try some of those ribbon flowers to put on it.
I made the cover the same way I did the first time: http://unleashingmycreativity.blogspot.com/2011/03/pillow-cover.html . Except this time I added the flowers.
First, I had to sew on the stems. I did them by hand because the thick thread I was using wasn't wanting to participate in the sewing machine.
I made three stems. Next I made the ribbon flowers. I cut a circle with the extra fabric I had. Then I sewed the ribbon on, folding it as I came to the turns.
I think they came out great and were a lot easier to do than I expected.
Next I sewed them to the fabric so that I didn't have to deal with glue.
Then I finished sewing together the front and back of the pillow cover as I did in the previous post.
I think it turned out good but there was one negative. Sewing the flowers on the fabric, raised the fabric slightly when I was pinning the edges before sewing the cover together. It made one of the corners end up a little uneven...Oh well, maybe no one would notice if I wouldn't have said anything :) My lesson learned for next time!
What do you think?