Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sewing old into new

This morning I had some quality sewing machine time. I have had an idea for a while to use this little vinatge piece I found at a rummage sale for a quarter. I thought it would be nice to match it up with some of the trims I have in my stash.

After selecting the pieces, I pinned them in place. I have decided to make a pillow, but to have the ends open and slip a pretty pillow insert inside that you will be able to see. The top and bottom will be closed.

After pinning, I sewed the strips into place, turning the edges on the sides as you will be able to see that part.Next I attached some lace to use as ties for the sides.

I used a pretty pink gingham to make the pillow insert.

Slipped it in and tied the lace at either and and ta-da. A nice little vintage pillow for "someone special accross the pond"


Deby said...

Well, if this isn't just the cutest thing!!! Well done, my friend! So very pretty (and clever!).

Sal said...

How lovely! I love using vintage pieces like that!
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