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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Outdoor Valentine Pillow

Who would have thought for $6 I can buy a Canvas Dropcloth from Home Depot and make outdoor pillows from it? Not me! So far I've made 4 other pillows from 1 dropcloth. Here are the directions to make my newest pillow for the front porch.


The pillow's finished size is 12" square. I cut my Canvas Dropcloth into 3 pieces: 1-13"x13", 1-7"x13" and the last one is 9"x13". The pillow will be an envelope style because I am covering other pillows that usually stay on the porch (one of these days I'll show what's underneath). I used my serger before I hemmed the 2 smaller pieces.


I traced some heart die-cuts that I had on some Steam-n-Seam and ironed it onto 3 different pieces of scrap fabric. I then placed the 3 hearts on the pillow front and used my invisible marker to mark where I wanted to sew the banner line.


I then used my blanket stitch to outline the hearts with red thread. At first I just sewed on the lines for the banner but the stitches were just to faint. I ended up going over them with a narrow satin stitch.


The pillow itself was fast and easy. I probably put to much thought into them which dragged the process down but overall sitting on my front porch it looks pretty cute.


Now I need to find some sort of spray to deter the squirrels from eating my red cushions that go on the chairs. If anyone knows of any sort of spray that they don't like the smell of feel free to pass that information on to me.

I think I'm just going to have to link up to some of my favorite sites.
Have a great weekend!

8 comments:

Celtic Thistle said...

Can't help with the squirrel deterrent I am afraid, love the pillows though!

Toodie said...

Love that pillow! One of my favorites that I've seen!

Claire Jain said...

That is so precious! What a great Valentine's Day gift that would make too. Thanks for sharing!

UKMUMINUSA said...

Very Cute, thanks for sharing.

Fay said...

It's lovely!

Jackie @ Fred-and-Cissy said...

I love your cushion, and personally I'd use it all year round, and not just save it for February!

Pam said...

Gorgeous pillow!!! I agree with Jackie... I'd use it all year! Love your blog name!!! I would love you to share this at our ongoing linky that's just for pillows and cushions...
http://threadingmyway.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/threading-your-way-pillows-and-cushions.html

Pam said...

Thanks for linking up...

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