Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Burlap and Sparkle!

Hi all!
Hope you are having a good week.
I recently got these burlap pillow covers for a great price. They came from a really chic shop, but as I said, great price! I knew they would be great for making pillows.
The thing is, I don't sew much. I can make a pillow, but to be honest, I don't like sewing. I would rather be working on my crowns etc. So I got some down pillows, put them in the covers, folded them up like an envelope. Next I got out my trusty glue gun. Glued them shut, added some scrunched seam binding, and a pretty vintage rhinestone button. Voila,(used this word in my last post), pretty new pillows. Easy, and very in right now.
Had fun making these, and not as frustrating as sewing on burlap.
Have a great night!
Chat again soon.
PS, the whole project probably cost about $25.(Thought you would want to know that)


Simply Me Art said...

Love,Love,Love What a Great Idea.. You are so full of them.. Im Jealous. I'm not crazy about sewing either, I so wish I could do it though. Jamie

Draffin Bears said...

Love your new pillows Rosemary and they look great on your sofa.


Coastal Sisters said...

I have a brand new sewing machine and don't even know how to use it! That is next on my agenda :)

These are lovely! I love the burlap mixed with the bling...brilliant!


Karen Valentine said...

I love the mix of burlap with other more delicate fabrics! Your pillows are fab! Have you thought about adding a stenciled initial to the flap? Oh and the rhinestone buttons are perfect.

My Desert Cottage

Laura said...

Hi Rosemary!
Your kind words touched me....thank you. Now, to be very honest....I don't care much for sewing either!! This is a wonderful both the rustic burlap and the bling contrast! Thanks for sharing!
Warm regards from your friend, Laura

jenny holiday said...

Fabulous!!! Love them to bits!!
xoxo Jenny

Storybook Woods said...

Oh I love the juxtapose of the burlap and the bling. Just beautiful. Clarice

Tutti Chic said...

The pillows are fabulous rosemary!! My new favorite fabaric of choice now is burlap! :) chris

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Gorgeous! I have been in awe over the tone on tone look for about three years. LOVE it!!!! Your pillows are gorgeous!!!

happy weekend to ya and have fun shopping!


Allison said...

I love burlap - your pillows look great! I really like the rhinestone sparkle touch you added. They look terrific!


Margo said...

Love the sparkle with the burlap, I think I'll do that to some of mine. Thanks for the idea.

part time jobs said...

The pillows looks so amazing and you have a good sense of style. I love the rhinestone button coz it looks so glamorous.