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 things...it's amazing how a little bit of fabric can make a nice change.


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



8 comments:

  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?

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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

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

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  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?

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  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!

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

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

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  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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