With all the pillow posts I've been doing lately you'd think I'd be about fluffed-out.
I've got more.....
I decided it was time to add a little fall to our front porch so I rounded up three of the coziest mens shirts I could find.
I cut them one inch bigger than the pillow forms and made sure the buttons were centered on the front.
It was a simple matter of sewing 1/2 inch around the four sides, the buttons make the envelope enclosure.
Well it wasn't quite that simple.
I used Yvonne's tapered corner tutorial over at Stone Gable blog.
For the first pillow I did a regular square corner
It's really simple and worth the extra 5 minutes. Check our Yvonne's tutorial here.
Another simple embellishment was the button on squares.
I cut some of the scraps along with some burlap into 2 inch squares.
Then I made a buttonhole in the center and simply buttoned them on.
Wellllll, that is amost true.
My machine jammed up half way through so I just cut slits and buttoned on the last two.
Can you see the difference up close?
Nah, me neither, just make life easy and cut some slits and tie on a little twine.
And speaking of scraps, there was a lot of material left over from shirts.
I cut it up into 2 inch strips for another project, I'll get to sometime before the snow flies...hopefully??
My front porch is finally getting its FALL on.
And I can't wait to add a few spooky Halloween touches.
Have a cozy day!