Monday, November 29, 2010

Themed Christmas Table Pt 3-No Sew Burlap Bird Pillows


Last week I shared some of my Christmas Tea Table Décor that I have put together.  You can read about the chair covers here and the napkins here.  I am working on eight cute little pillows to add to the chairs.  My table theme is birds of a feather flock together.

My plan was to sew them, but when I removed my sewing machine from the closet the spool holder flew off and I can’t find it.  I have ordered a new one, but need pillows done by Thursday night and I work all week.  We decorate the tables Thursday night and Friday morning.  They are judged on Friday afternoon  and the winners are announced on Saturday morning during the tea/brunch.   So no time to wait for a spool holder to be delivered by mail.

I am following the motto of Keep Calm Carry On and improvising by gluing the pillows together instead of sewing them.  It is actually working out fine. 

Here is one all done.


I think it is adorable. 

Here’s how I made it.

I bought some sand bags.


I used my rotary cuter to cut the bag in the middle 10 inches wide.



The bag is sewn on each side.  One thick seam and one regular one.



I glued upholstery webbing across the middle.



And then I stenciled a little bird on the corner.



I glued one edge shut and let it dry a bit and then added cotton stuffing, but not much.  I glued the other end shut and ended up with a cute little decorative no sew pillow. 


I have some larger potato sacks that I decided not to use for chair covers.  I was thinking of doing a giveaway with some.  Would anyone be remotely interested in winning them? 

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my cute pillow.  I have lots more posts coming up. 


Linking to

Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle

Get Your Craft On @ Today’s Creative Blog

Whatever Goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts

Saturday Night Special @ Funky Junk Interiors

Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots and Jello


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