Wednesday, February 17, 2016

An envelope pillow - a Mackenzie-Childs inspiration:

The inspiration for this pillow came from the Mackenzie-Childs website:

Their pillow had too much pink, so I decided to make my own.
($325 here at MacKenzie-Childs)

Of course the cost to make mine was minimal compared to theirs!

I made a pillow out of leftover buffalo checked fabric.  I made the flap out of striped fabric, simply by sewing two triangles together.

I  stitched a cording trim on the two sides....

...and got into my stash of trims....

...and decided on animal print:

I hand stitched the triangle to the top of the pillow...

...and made a flower out of organza fabric (how to here) and trimmed it with MacKenzie-Childs ribbon:

This pillow took little time and cost about $15 to make...

Compared to $325!

And mine coordinates so well with this pillow HERE!

While I had the sewing machine out I also decided to make new valances for two windows....

Now I am off to sew a few more's amazing how a little bit of fabric can make a nice change.

...and the snow still continues in central NY!!


  1. Patti-
    You did an amazing job.
    I love everything Mackenzie Childs .
    I am working on my Courtly Check platter collection. Not finished yet-

    What pieces do you have?

    White Spray Paint

  2. Your pillow is so pretty! I actually like yours better than the original inspiration piece! Great choice of fabrics and trims! :) ~Rhonda

  3. Love love that pillow !!!!! I agree I like yours better too ;)

  4. Cute pillow. I have made many of these envelope pillows and your space looks great. Wouldn't it be fun to actually visit each others homes? I can dream can't I?

  5. Love, love, love the pillow! I'm impressed at all you do. I was at a wonderful fabric and trim shop yesterday and thought about how much you would love being in that shop. The fabrics and trim you selected are perfect!

  6. I'm always so jealous of you sew-ers! This is gorgeous. You did a beautiful job!

  7. Love your new pillow! You did a great job, Patti!

  8. Hi Patti, Your pillow is beautiful! I hope your weather has improved and some springtime temps have come your way. We have been up and down all week--this week could bring us both snow and more 50 degree weather! Linda


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