Thursday, October 13, 2011

Spider Pocket Pillow Tutorial

I decided the front porch needed some spider pillows to go with my giant web. I made some quick pocket pillows out of some cheap muslin.  Since I had 15 inch pillow forms, I cut out three 16 inch squares. 

 To make the back, take two 16 inch squares and fold each about 1/3 over and then overlap. Pin in place.  It should measure 16 inches. Does that make sense? Then just sew right sides together and then stick the pillow form into the pocket.
 I'm sick of sewing new pillows all the time, so I thought instead I would just sew a panel that I could change out w/ buttons.  For each, I cut an 11 inch square and finished the edges.  Then I cut out spider shapes and ironed them on w/ fusible webbing.  For details, I attached little pearls for eyes and embroidered white "webs" lines

Can you see my tiny white lines?

Here's the porch sporting it's new makeover.

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  1. They are so cute! I am only noticing your link party now. I will link up very shortly.
    Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Wonders blog party last week. It was much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon.

  2. I love this concept of buttoning on an apron to the front of the pillow - you can change it for every season!

  3. Wow, this is a lovely idea. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks and have a great day!

  4. These are sooo stinkin adorable!~ Thanks so much for sharing withthe Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!
    Hope you stop by and enter my giveaway to win up to $100 in MDF craft goodies.. only 8 people entered so far!

  5. The button attachments are genius!!! Such a great idea. I love making pillows but this would save a ton of time.

    And the spiders are adorable.

  6. Cute going to feature on Thursday afternoon :)at Bacon Time

  7. Such a great idea! im a new follower i'd love if you'd follow back!

  8. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing at my link party :)

  9. So cute- what a little charmer!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

  10. I NEVER like spiders in real life, but yours are great! I love to come back & see what you've been up to. Thanks so much for linking up to Fabulous Friday. Please do come back next week!

    Warmly, Michelle

  11. Love these! Great idea to do the button thing, can't wait to see all the new panels you make for these pillows.