|Applique woolen pillows that|
I created for my family room.
Brief Description: I hand-appliqued these pillows from old woolen trousers. I hate to toss expensive wool out when I can recycle it in a quilt, table runner etc... Wool is very durable and keeps it's shape longer than any other fabric. For this reason, I prefer to use it in decorative pillows that I know my family will be using roughly for many years.
- wool scraps, if you purchase these, I would suggest no less than 14 inches of five different patterns/solids.
- embroidery floss in a variety of contrasting colors
- the templates below, printed and cut out
- embroidery needles
- soft cotton filler of your own choosing
- Cut out the templates as directed.
- Cut out six hearts for the pillow depicted at the front of the photograph. The hearts are hand-sewn with a blanket stitch on top of 6 inch by 5 1/2 inch rectangles. There are three rectangles across and two rectangles from top to bottom.
- Reserve approximately 16 1/2 inches by 13 inches of one woolen swatch for the back of this pillow.
- Stitch these pieces together and stuff.
- For the folk star pillow, cut four stars, four lager penny circles and four small penny circles. Applique these pieces together as they appear in the photo.
- You will need four, 8 inch by 8 inch squares for each star pattern and four additional squares for the back side of the pillow.
|Would you like to try sewing some for yourself?|
Here are my free templates for the pillows pictured.
This template may be downloaded and sized in a
word document to fit the above measurements.
photographs and written craft pages copyrighted by Grimm 2011