My cousin Summer and I love to go to garage sales and antique shopping to find new treasures. Her newest obsession has been burlap pillows. With Valentine's Day a few weeks away I decided to make her a little pillow to sit out with LOVE. I liked it so much I had to make a second one for myself. Sometimes a simple design is the best.
I decided on a small pillow. My design started out with two 9x9 burlap squares. I used HeatnBond iron-on adhesive to bond my fabric. I am sure you have used this wonderful invention before, but if not, it bonds fabric to fabric. The adhesive nature makes it easier to hold something in place to sew. I did the letters L heart V E. I used a zig-zag stitch to further bond the design to the beige burlap.
Since the burlap was somewhat see through, I used a second fabric behind it. Make sure to face right side up of the fabric and face right side up of the burlap on top. (As shown below)
Then I folded it over, and sewed right sides of burlap togethe,r leaving a small opening to turn the pillow inside out. Next, I filled it was stuffing.
You can either hand stitch or machine stitch your opening closed. I hope my cousin likes her new pillow. I will drop off her surprise this week.
Can you believe our grass is still this green in Texas? It is raining today and in the 70's. I don't know if Texas realizes what winter is...surely it is to come.