t shirt fabric ruffles = grain sack pillow union jack

Sunday, 26 February 2012

 I got a xxl mans t-shirt, and a large s-hirt fabric shawl, and cut it into strips
 for the white ruffles cut narrow strips then you need to ruffle them, i did this by, pushing the fabric under the presser foot of the sewing machine faster than it was stitching this gathers the fabric.
 when you have made enough of the white strips, then make the main stripes in a different colour, these need to be wider for the main cross, then narrow like the white strips for the other stripes.
 i used brown coloured t shirt fabric for the main part of the union jack,
 then lay all it out in the union jack pattern, and then cut the pillow fabric to fit it, i used burlap
 next you will need pins
 first pin the main stripes to the pillow piece and sew it with the machine

 then pin on the white stripes, making sure that the main stripes are not in the way.

 then use the sewing machine again to stitch them on to the burlap
 then cut the back piece for the pillow and sew it on and turn the right way and its finished. be prepaired to spare some time for this project, i dont no how, but it took me 3 hours, i have made alot more detailed things in less time lol i must of been in slow mode to be fair i did start it late in the evening. but it was worth it.

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  1. That is really nice! Everything takes me forever. I am not speedy--but I think that is because I am a perfectionist. That pillow was worth your 3 hours!

  2. This is gorgeous. I love it. I wish I was that skilled at sewing :) I may have to try this out. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love your pillow! Any with ruffles and union jack catches my eye! I love that you put the two together! I linked up to your party tonight and excited to be a follower!!


  4. So very pretty, love ruffles, and the union jack ruffles really add a very unique touch. 3 hours, I'd leave it out for.ever. Very pretty, and certainly don't know how you keep coming up with such great ideas. Thanks for sharing all your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.tay

  5. I'm so loving this pillow project and all of the ruffles on the Union Jack. I would love it if you would link up your pillow at cowgirl up, one party, four blogs at cedarhillranch.blogspot.com. I'm a new linky follower.

  6. Love me some ruffles! Thanks for linking up to Toot Your Horn Tuesday!

  7. I love Union Jack and this is absolutely adorable!!!

  8. Fabulous idea! We love anything with a Union Jack symbol.
    The Greeley irls

  9. I love the ruffles and the natural colors! I always look forward to seeing what you do next!

  10. I love these pillows and love sewing them from scratch, sometimes using foam and others the batting. This year I am giving away pillows or throws that I make. I will alternate your pattern because I have lots of long scraps to use. Keep the creativity flowing.

  11. The textures are very eye catching. I take forever to sew anything, and I know what you mean about things taking a bit longer later in the evening. :)

  12. Aimee!!! Ohmygoodness! I love this pillow! I think you shop is too cute. I just HAD to favorite this gorgeousness! I wish I could sew, like so bad! I wonder if I could hot glue this baby? hmmm

  13. This turned out adorable. I love the ruffles mixed with the texture of the pillow. I'd love to share it with my readers in my first linky party:

  14. Featured you at our Be Inspired link party this week! Thank's for being a party regular!

  15. This is fantastic!

    Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday.
    Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow

    Natasha xxx


  16. Oh, this turned out so cute! I love it. I'm your newest follower via L.F.
    Follow me back if you like.



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