I have a plain accent pillow that I bought at a discount outlet. I thought it would be nice to sew a little design onto its front to make it look more fancy. What kind of design do you suggest?
Everyone loves a good bargain! Especially one that has exceptional potential. I remember the first pillow I ever made. I was in fourth grade and I sewed a small black pillow by hand. I used fabric from an old black T-Shirt and embroidered a design on the front with white thread.
As I didn’t have batting, I had the brilliant idea that I would fill the pillow with tissue instead of batting. Now, keep in mind that I was only ten and at the time it seemed like a spectacular idea. Suffice to say, the pillow didn’t keep its form for very long. If I recall, I gave the accent cushion to a girl I had been eying. Not exactly the best courting gift, but you work with what you have. Now, I think I have come a long way since my tissue pillow. I have learned that you never, and I mean never, stuff your accent pillows with tissue!
When decorating an accent pillow, there are a few simple things to consider. You don’t have to be an experienced seamstress to drab to fab your pillows! All you need is a will to learn and a little creativity.
I personally like to use fashion accessories to beautify accent pillows. I recently took apart one of my wife’s handbags and used the decorative flower to outfit the front of a black pillow. I then used a faux leather belt to create two rosettes to complement the floral pattern.
DIY Flower Throw Pillow Supplies:
– Black pillow cover
– Handbag with large decorative flower
– Needle and thread
– Two strings of beads
– Glue gun with glue sticks
Unzip the pillow cover and remove the pillow. Cut out the decorative flower from the handbag and stitch it to the centre of the pillow.
Run a stitch through the edge of the belt and gently pull the thread to make it gather into a circular rosette. Stitch the ends together.
Glue a string of beads into a ball. Adhere the ball to the centre of the rosette. Stitch one rosette on each side of the decorative pillow.
Place the pillow on an accent chair and proudly display your new fabulous pillow.