Monday, March 1, 2010

So Lucky pillow

We now have a little green in our house. I made this little pillow over the weekend. I drew up my own stitch design (its at the end of the post if any one wants to use it). I made it to fit an 8x10 frame or make a small pillow. I cut out my fabric so it was a little bigger then the pattern. Mine is 11 x 9 inches I then traced the pattern on to the fabric and back stitched all of the words and the stem.

I cut hearts out of green fabric (the same fabric I used for the border and the back of the pillow). I attached with fabric glue and then hand stitched around each heart.

For the pillow:-I made this up as I went and forgot to take some pictures so please ask if something doesn't make sense.

I cut out 4 strips (2 from each color) for the border around my pillow. They are 2.5 inches thick and 2.5 inches longer then my stitched fabric (13.5 inches).

I pinned the top border piece and my fabric right sides together lining up one of the corners. I then stitched starting from the corner almost to the end of my fabric (you want to leave enough room to add the final side. Open it up and it will look like this.

Pin your side piece (fabrics right side together) It should line up the the top of the border and the bottom edge of your stitched fabric. Sew together. continue your border (don't forget to finish the top piece) Refer to the picture below for a better explanation. It should look like this when you're done.You can iron all of your seams but I didn't because I was too lazy. Cut out a piece of patterned fabric the same size as your pillow top. Pin right sides together and sew around the edges leaving an opening to flip.
I used Craftaholics Anonymous' idea and stuffed it with plastic sacks. Then stitched it shut.

Here is the pattern I made. Please let me know if there are any problems with it.
So Lucky Stitch


  1. How did the pillow feel being stuffed with the bags?

  2. So cute!!

    I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog - come and check it out!!

  3. Such a cute sentiment on the pillow. Great job.

  4. Super cute. Is that my recliner I see with the pillow on it. LOL Soooo comfortable! :O)

  5. Really cute! I'm also wondering how the pillow felt with the bags inside.

  6. Really cute! I love it! : )

    I like your new button too! : )

  7. this is really cute and so doable. I'd love to make one, it looks so easy.

  8. Crystal,
    Very cute pillow! LOVE the saying. Such a great reminder.
    Happy St. Patty's Day!