This has been an INsanely busy week for me at work!! So I am looking at a very long list of to do’s for the weekend. Hopefully I will make it through the not so fun stuff so I can get to the fun stuff.
With the cooler weather I have been itching to start decorating for fall. It might be a touch early for that I know, so I decided to work on making some cute decor items. I have pinned many on Pinterest and last weekend I took some time to make my own version.
I have seen many different burlap pillows floating around Pinterest. But, it is kinda itchy so I didn’t really want to have them inside. But I thought they would be great outside. This glider bench is on my tiny front porch. These were super easy to make!!
I started by cutting the burlap to the size I wanted the pillows. I didn’t worry about being exact about the cutting because I knew I would trim it later, and because I didn’t really care if it was perfect 🙂
Then I found a font that I liked and typed my phrase “Happy Fall”, positioned the paper under the burlap and grabbed my orange sharpie. (I used a piece of poster board that I had on hand to place under my work so the sharpie wouldn’t get on the table where I was working.) This part went really fast.
Then I decided I wanted to line the burlap with something so I couldn’t see the stuffing through the burlap. So, I searched through my stash of fabric and found some white cotton. I cut it a little bit bigger than the burlap pieces. Then I got my sewing machine out.
I chose to use a zig zag stitch that was wide and pretty close together, and of course orage thread. I sewed almost all the way around, then I trimmed the edges with my pinking shears, stuffed and sewed up the hole. Easy peasy!!
But then, my perfectionist kicked in. Ugh. All those little frays from the burlap were driving me crazy. So…I decided to pull them all off to make a fringed look. Love it!!