Monday, December 20, 2010

Herringbone Pillow

An inspirational 
Pillow Project

Hello to all of my friends 
and thank you very much for your kind words 
and suggestion and opinions about my posts.
Its truly your encouragement and helpful comments
which makes me feel to do more and more.
Thank You.

Today I am sharing a project of stitching of a pillow, 
which I saw on the blog of
Amanda, author of
ourhumbleabowed.
you can see her beautiful pillow which become 
an inspiration for me for this project by clicking 
Here

Herringbone Pillow



What did you say?
Is it really a beautiful and inspirational pillow
isn't?


 Its not a difficult one but just a little time demanding to do.
Wants to know How To Do?
OK come with me ...



 Lets Start ...
Cut three pieces of your fabric, one for the front part and 
two for the the back portion...
Measurement is of your pillow size
As mine is,
front piece is 15x24
back pieces are 15x14 (each).


Then cut the straight stripes of 4", 
fold and press them from the middle.
So you can have 2" stripe
as you can see in the above picture.


Now start the stitching.
To get a exact middle line fold your front fabric and press it.
It will be the middle line where your both the stripes will meet 
and make a joint. 
Here I pinned two steps to show you that how it looks like.


A more closer look with more stripes.

Some stitching tips...
Here you can see that I pinned five stripes at time...
But remember when you start stitching it is only one by one
at a time.

  
Like when you stitched first strip from the right side, 
your strip will go down around 1" out from your middle line
that means when you stitch second from the left side 
then it will overlap your first one, 
and that overlapping will come on your middle line
You can see this in the above picture.


Here the stitched stripes.


The backside should look like this


At last you got it like this.
Now it is ready to attached the
back pieces and gave it a shape of a pillow.

 So here it is the sweet fruit of my patience. 
What do you think?
Now I want a suitable place for my pillow...


Its a very old chair, dumped in my garage. 
I stitched two Ball Fiber Filled cushions for seating. 
Hmm and now my PILLOW
make it more beautiful...


Here a complete look...Oh that lamp?


This wrought iron lamp is also something I forget.
To give it a new and fresh look, 
I just glued three pieces of Oasis and 
arrange some silk flowers 
around its base...


Like this ...
And its very simple and easy
and ends with such a beautiful result


So with these DIY efforts, 
I gave a new look to a trash 
and turns it into treasure.
Yes a treasure because now
I have a very comfortable nook 
for reading or sipping my hot coffee 
or just sit relaxed with closed eyes.


I really love my this project and so much thankful to
 Amanda of ourhumbleabowed
for her that beautiful creation 
which she shared with us.

I think my tutorial will help you if anyone of you 
want to make like this or 
may be you have some more creative ideas
for with some more better options. 
Share your thinking with me and all of us.
I am waiting anxiously for your replies
and comments.











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Naturally Carol said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your pillow truly is an inspiration to me...your patience puts mine to shame! It goes so well with your remade chair and lamp..well done!

Sara said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would love to try something like this, but I fear that my finished product wouldn't be nearly as lovely as yours! I agree with Naturally Carol--your patience and talent are awesome!

Brandi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow! your pillow is gorgeous! I would love to learn to make something similar!

Amanda @ Our Humble A{Bowe}d said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love your pillow! So glad you found some inspiration in our blog.

Amanda

sehrish said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great work appia i must say you are a such a master piece really appreciate your work May Allah bless you more ameen........

Johanna said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hello Farah,
this pillow turned out to a tresure. Looks wonderful.
Greetings, Johanna

Liz@http://infusewithliz.blogspot.com/ said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That caught my eye right away! What a great show and tell...You made it look easy. Your chair turned out great too....

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The herringbone pattern is really stunning Farah! It might take a little time to create, but it is definitely worth it!

nima said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

wow...that's a lovely chair makover...very inspiring... thank you so much for sharing the sewing tip...

Liz said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Such detailed instructions...if I had any patience...I would do one myself...but I guess I would need a sewing machine first...

Nice to "meet" you!

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uma srinivasan said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank u for sharing,I want to do but I have fear to do???? ,it is really an inspiration to all.
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Sweet T Makes Three said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

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Jacqueline said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great instructions. Thank you. Your pillow looks wonderful

Donene said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your pillow is beautiful! I love the color and it looks so classy on the chair.

Chris said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The pillow turned out so beautiful! The sheen on the pillow really sets of the herringbone design. Well done!

Life in Rehab said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your projects are always stunning, and this is no exception.

June said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is a beautiful pillow Farrah!!! You do the best tutorials. Your step by steps are so easy to follow.
I fell in love with your chair. I adore the dark wood, and you did such a beautiful job with the cushions.
What you did with the lamp was such a wonderful idea. It was so pretty before, but now it is PERFECT!
Thank you for the Christmas wishes...you made my day, dear Farrah.
sending you big hugs

SavannahGranny said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Farah, thank you so much for the tutorial on the beautiful pillow. It was explained so well. It looks so beautiful on the chair. You certainly did a great job on the chair and lamp. I never would have guessed that the chair was trash. I like the idea of of just resting with your eyes closed. I will enjoy doing that after the holidays.
Thanks for visiting my site and of course the kind words that you always leave.
Please share your holidays with us, I would love to learn more about them and how your family celebrates.
Love you and peace to your family, Ginger

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Farah, that pillow is beautiful Love the color, too. You did a fantastic job on that. Thanks for joining my party.

Tess Maxey said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh Farah this is lovely!! You are so talented and you make such wonderful things!! I'm hoping to get a sewing machine for Christmas and redecorate a room for my sewing room. I'm going to save this post so I can give it a try when all of that is complete. Thanks so much for sharing!

big B said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Farah
You make such lovely things! That pillow is gorgeous and so intricate. It looks really pretty with the chair.

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⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a great looking pillow Farah! I just adore your patience, you can do so many fun crafty things and make them look like a breeze to do. Thanks for sharing.

Biljana said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great job, your pillow is so beautiful:))
Thanks for sharing, hugs Biljana

Tasha said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Gorgeous. It just beautiful. Thank you for linking up today :) and for your kind comment.

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh Farah, You are so talented!

I love everything about this pillow ~ you did a beautiful job.

I really like how you completely changed the look of your lamp, too ~ it is so attractive and looks perfect next to the chair and your new pillow.

I am always so inspired by your creativity, and am so happy that you share with all of us.

Have a lovely day! :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your pillow is stunning. Such a wonderfully creative idea. Love the tutorial. Great idea also to renew the lamp. I hope you have a very Blessed Christmas. Hugs, Marty

Mare said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

well I'm glad I found your blog .... I love your projects ....thanks for inspiring me:)))).... I've followed your blog and look forward to more.....
maybe you can stop by my blogs for a visit and consider following me back!
greeting from croatia:))..
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Bella said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hello Farah, Your pillow is lovely!! You do great tutorials!! You have indeed made yourself a comfortable nook to enjoy tea and a book :-)) The lamp idea is darling!! You are a very clever lady!
Have a great day!
Hugs to you :-)
Bella

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your pillow is a work of art! It is truly gorgeous and a testament to your sewing skills!

Mandy [Mandipidy] said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm visiting from the CSI project and this is UH-mazing! I can't even imaging having the patience to do this. Thanks for sharing! :]

Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a gorgeous pillow! Visiting from the Tea Rose Home link party and I have to commend you on your patience! A beautiful result :)

casserole said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That's such a beautiful pillow! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-herringbone-throw-pillow/2010/12/30/

--Anne

Mimi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you for sharing - I love this pillow and it gives me an idea to make something like it!!

vaheeda said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

thank u for sharing a wonderful makeover!!!..trash in to tressure..by inspiring ur pillow I made a cushion cover with satin ribbons..pls pay a visit there..

MiniBinoy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

hello farah, i just stumbled upon your blog thru nima's..this pillow has inspired me already!!! thanks a lot for the tutorial:)pls do visit my humble blog on needle work when you get free time.:)

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