My current obsession with huge buttons on pillows began in Utah, when PAM (Painter Artist Mom) and I spent a day visiting our favorite ski-trip shopping destination, Gardner Village.
Here’s one of the cute little shops up close. Love those polka-dot awnings! All the shops are lined along three short streets. Not really streets, though, ’cause no cars can go in there.
The streets are just for people…milling around, stepping into shops to ooh and aah, spending time looking at every detail, thinking about what you’d do with this, or where you’d put that.
PAM and I got stuck in the very first shop. The quilt shop. So much inspiration there! So much DIY inspiration there!
See how easy? We could do that!
The decorative balls in this bird cage are covered with strips of fabric. These were the inspiration behind my Fabric Easter Eggs.
I told you I’m a copycat. I don’t just dream stuff up. But, when an example is right in front of me, my wheels start turning. And, I copy it…with a twist.
This pillow was another idea source. Just so happened I knew where to get the perfect red burlap for this pillow…except using PAM’s Vintage Buttons.
No need for a pattern, y’all. It’s just one strip of fabric, folded twice and sewn along each side edge. Like a pocket, so I named it the pocket pillow. And, it’s easy.
Look how PAM’s big button shines center-stage!
The light strip along the edge of the flap is the selvage (much lighter in the picture than reality). That’s the beauty of burlap. No white selvage to cut off. I like the rugged look of the selvage on it, so I left it. You could turn yours under and stitch it if you’d rather.
Tomorrow I’m posting another pocket pillow, a different fabric, my own creation (look out!), so I’ll make a deal with you. What if I post the tutorial with tomorrow’s pillow?
Can you wait one more day to find out the secret to this easy, two-seam pillow? No hand-sewing, either, except for the button. You’re probably really excited now! But, I know you can make it one more day.
Read a book or something – get your mind off the Easy Pocket Pillow – and into a story. I hope it’s a good one. Just don’t forget to come back tomorrow. I’ll post early and see you then.
Happy day, y’all!