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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

hand stitched floor pillow

Hello!
So, as some of you may know I am a big fan of second-hand shops. There is always a little treasure hidden in there just waiting to be loved by someone new. Some of my favourite things were second-hand goodies like this typewriter, this chair, or this chair. Most of all I love to find things that can be transformed into something different.

That's exactly what I did with this wool blanket that I scooped up for 50 cents! I cut the blanket up into two squares, put them through the wash and then stitched them together as a pillow case. Super fun.
I don't have a sewing machine, so I searched for a way to hand stitch it. I found the blanket stitch to be the best method. It was so fast and easy. I will definitely use it again in the future!
I stitched the three sides of the square first then fit the pillow inside
and finished up by stitching around the opening.
it was fast, simple, and cheap! My kind of DIY 

5 comments:

  1. love this! that pattern is beautiful. I'll have to try it :)

    newest follower- love your blog!
    Xo,
    Anna
    http://annaelizabethphoto.blogspot.com/

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  2. oh how i love your blog! and this is such a cute idea! i am loving everything here. newest follower, ciao! yay!
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  3. That is so lovely! Thanks for sharing this (:

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  4. Happy New Year!
    I left a little gift for you on my blog today (◕‿◕✿)
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  5. great idea & so beautiful, practical, etc. so glad I stumbled upon your blog! excited to follow :)

    Saralyn

    www.studiomaisonblog.us

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