Handmade Holidays Blog Hop – Day 3

Welcome to the day 3 of the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!!!
Calling all crafters! We’ve gathered designers from some of our favorite
manufacturers to show you ways to create something from the heart this holiday
season. This 3 day Hop includes over 60 stops with inspiration brimming from
every corner. Explore all thoughtful and frugal handmade gifts you could make
for the holidays, all in one place on this Hop!
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For your friends and family who love textiles, I’ve created a simple round pillow that will clean out your scraps bin and will certainly add some life to your loved ones living space.
Can you tell which fabrics are stamped and which are pre-printed? I used several of our Rollagraph designs to add some interest to plain scrap fabrics with Crafter’s Inks which are perfect for stamping on materials other than paper. A must have for every DIY-er!
To create this project you will need:
Clearsnap Rollagraph – Simple Dots, Doll Faces, Wordwords, Floral Breeze
Colorbox Crafter’s – Brown, Fresh Green, Sunflower, Orchid, Royal Blue
– twine from The Twinery
– scrap fabric (solids, prints, vintage, modern), ironed
– material for lining (fleece, batting)
– pillow stuffing
– piping
– 2 large buttons
– sewing machine
– needle & thread
– triangle pattern (download here)
1. Print out and cut out the pattern pieces. Cut 16 triangles from material to create both sides of pillow. This will create a 10″ pillow.
2. Stamp on solid fabrics. You can use the Rollagraph to simply roll on the design or create a little extra detail by using a simple masking technique –  (a) lay punched shapes on material (b) roll on stamp design (c) remove punched shapes and stamp in the negative area
3. Arrange triangles and stitch together using a 1/4″ seam. Sew all pieces into quarters, then in half and then sew halves together.
Be sure to snip off these extra little tails to ensure an even seam.
4. Trace your circle onto a piece of batting or fleece and cut out 2.
5. Attach pillow front to lining with a button and twine, then “quilt” the material by hand-stitching with twine in concentric circles. A little wonky works with the scrappy look here. 🙂
6. Pin the piping to the edges of the pillow fronts. Placing the pins horizontally this way means you can sew over them and helps keep the piping from moving.
7. To give the pillow depth, cut a strip 2″ wide and approx. 32″ long. Pin onto pillow front in between the piping pins. Stitch on both using a 1/4″ seam. Pin the other side of the pillow (right side facing in) and stitch together.
8. Turn the pillow inside out and stuff with filling. Stitch up the small opening by hand.
And that’s all! So, sew simple and the custom fabrics will be sure to put a smile on the faces of your fellow fabric lovers! Onto the hop info…
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To sweeten to Hop, we’re offering a gift for you! For every comment you leave on the blogs in the Hop, you’ll be entered to win a prize pack from one of the participating manufacturer sponsors! Receive extra entries by doing the following, and then coming back here to leave a comment to let us know what you did:
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Visit the list of blogs below and leave a comment on each by Nov 7, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST. Each day we will be sharing a brand new list of blogs with brand new projects for you to explore, be inspired by, and create from!
Nov 6
Sabrina Alery – Clearsnap —-> you are here
Cheers to creating gifts from the heart this holiday season!
Happy Hopping!

223 thoughts on “Handmade Holidays Blog Hop – Day 3

  1. Love the pillow project! Glad to see the crossover among the various crafting materials and media. All coming together to make the very best projects possible. DT great job!

  2. What a wonderful old-fashioned (in the best sense) pillow. My grandmother quilted and made pillows, using up scraps…this reminds me of her work. Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway.

  3. Oh nuts! I got distracted and just got to reading out the hop. Oh well, worth it cause your pillow rocks!!! Job well done. I might have to stamp on some fabric now!!

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