Tuesday, March 27, 2012

How to applique a "Zzz" pillowcase

I love crafting "funny" and this is really funny. I also had so much fun posing Jane Doe Amineko for the shot just like in the book All Sewn Up that the tutorial is featured in.
I wasn't sure if I wanted to use a contrasting fabric like the directions in All Sewn Up specified or use some trim. After a little test driving I went with the black bias tape.
I pinned it on a pillowcase I had already made a while back so I simply took one of my smaller cutting mats and slipped it into the pillow so I could pin the ribbon in place without fear of pinning the front to the back.

A few laps through the sewing machine and I had a silly "Zzz" pillowcase!

If you like sewing adorable things I bet you will love:
All Sewn Up
Chloe Owens

More about the book from the publisher Cico Books:

"By replacing pens and pencils with needle and thread, and paint with fabric appliqué, Chloe Owens has applied artistic principles to sewing and created these unique projects showing her true passion for handcrafted things.

Packed full of 35 crafty ideas, Chloe uses a wide variety of techniques from embellishment and adornment to freehand embroidery that are forward thinking but still inspired by vintage style. Start by making something fun for a lunch with friends in Cooking Up A Storm. There are pretty placemats, table decorations, and even an apron for the hostess. In Cuddly Companions you will find a giraffe, lion, and bonkers bobtail bunnies to sew, each one decorated with pretty stitches. Gifts comes next, with tote bags and quilts that friends will love to receive. If you adore long lie-ins then Rest Your Weary Head has pillows with appliqué and embellishments, plus a Holly Golightly inspired eyemask. Finally, Room Decorations has wall murals and hangings to add a splash of color to your home. Every project comes with step-bystep instructions and adorable artworks, making everything so simple to stitch. There is also a handy

techniques section and templates to help you along the way. So what are you waiting for? Grab a needle and thread and get down to some seriously creative crafting."

1 comment:

Eileen Bergen said...

Aww ... darling photo. Jane is a Girl Scout? You must be very proud of all those merit badges she earned. lol.

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