Thursday, March 21, 2013

Rosette Pillow Tutorial

Rosette Pillow Tutorial
 I've been wanting to brighten my living room and reference spring a little bit. I haven't been one to use bright colors....ever. But I figured, you know what, why not? I thought yellow would be the perfect thing for it, but can I tell you, it's rather hard finding just the right yellow that doesn't look funny :) Anyway. I found one. But it still reminds me of cooked egg yolks lol. I didn't just want to do a plain old yellow pillow, so I took a cue from one of the pillows I made years ago that I had a little rosette on and took it to the whole entire pillow. It did take some time to do, but it was totally worth it :)

Supplies:
Pillow cover (or follow tutorial below to make one)
1/2 to 1 yard of choice color fabric
Scissors
Hot glue

Step 1: Cut your fabric into strips about 1/2 inch to an 1 inch wide. Doesn't matter if it's straight and perfect.
 Step 2: Pick a spot on your pillow cover to start your rosette. Place a dollop of hot glue there. Fold your fabric strip into itself and press onto glue.
 Step 3: Start twirling your fabric around your finger and move it around the center of your 'rosette' and glue into place every once in awhile.

Step 4: When your strip runs out, just glue the end into place...
 ...and start the new piece inside of it like you see below. Can hardly even tell :)
 Step 5: Keep going around the circle, twisting and gluing, twisting and gluing.

Step 6: When the rosette gets larger, you'll start running into edges. Just fold the edges back over itself and start the next row, as you see below:
Rosette Pillow Tutorial
 And hours later.... :) ..actually only about two or so. You'll have a beautiful rosette pillow!
Rosette Pillow Tutorial
I love the brightness this brought into my living room. For a yard of yellow fabric, I was able to make this rosette pillow and the pillow below on the left with the tiny rosettes. 
Rosette Pillow Tutorial
Here's a quick tutorial on how to make your own pillow cover. I have my super easy 10 minute pillow cover (click here) that uses the same fabric on both the back and front. But sometimes you only have a little bit of fabric and you don't have enough to use it on the back. This is when this tutorial comes in. All you need is your piece of fabric, cut it to 18 inches square and a piece of muslin that is 18x24 inches (the 24 inches can be a few inches longer if you want). If your pillow form is super plush, you may want to add an inch or two so instead of 18 inches do 19 inches. I like my pillows to be pretty full looking so I make the cases a bit smaller. This case covers an 18 inch pillow.




Cut the muslin in half and fold down one 18 inch edge on each piece and stitch into place. The fold should be about 1 inch wide.
Now place one piece of the muslin face side down (raw edge up) onto the top of the other fabric (face side up) so both faces are touching each other. Have the edges and corners lined up.
 Now place the other piece of muslin on the top (raw edge up). Line it up with the edges of the other fabric, it will overlap the muslin already on there.
 Pin into place and stitch around all edges about a half inch allowance.
 Turn inside out. Voila! Easy peasy.
Since I didn't want to spend more time making another complete rosette pillow, I just added some small rosettes onto this yellow pillow.
Rosette Pillow Tutorial
Love the new color in the room :) Makes me happy ...and really wishing it wasn't 30 degrees outside :(




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20 comments:

  1. Beautifully done! Love the bright color and the gorgeous texture.

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  2. feather inserts or fill? I love it! if I had not just gave myself 3rd degree burn on my leg from my glue gun I would so be doing this! note to self- buy a low temp glue gun!

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  3. Those are to die for cute! I want to try one!

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  4. I cannot begin to tell you how much I LOVE that yellow rosette pillow!!! It is gorgeous. I soooo want it when you are through with it. Really!!! Lol. I love the pop of color with the rest of your things. Great job!!

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  5. Oh my goodness I love this!! I am definitely going to be making one of these if I can ever find the time!!! :) It was 30 degrees here in MN today too... Umm, this is NOT spring!

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  6. This is really cute and sounds pretty easy. Thanks for sharing; I am going to bookmark this!

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  7. This is DARLING!!! And it looks so easy to do too! We'll be featuring this over at Someday Crafts tomorrow. Come by and check it out if you have a minute!

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  8. Beautiful rosette pillow cover! Got you from Someday Crafts!

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  9. This is so sweet! Love the large rosette pillow and the one with the smaller rosettes. The yellow adds the perfect pop of color to your lovely room.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes

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  10. Wow! That is amazing! I clicked over here from Someday crafts totally expecting an elaborate sewing tutorial! I love that this is done with glue. I will most definitely be trying this!

    Tara
    www.suburble.com

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  11. Hello

    I would like to offer you a suggestion if you don't mind

    I really think you should have a look at the ISO settings on your camera. In each and every photo, the white & light are so high that it looks like a supernova (or maybe Jesus) is outside every window.Its actually a little blinding. I really wish I could see how your home looks in natural light without this crazy blinding white light. Thanks. Have a nice day!

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  12. It would be much better with some extra colours.

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  13. Thats very beautiful and inventive. Great job:)
    Maude

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  14. I am pinning this. Very lovely and it adds color to your room. I would like to invite you to join Pin It Monday Hop Where you pin and get pinned(link). You can link up to 4 posts. I am following you now via Twitter, Pinterest, GFC and added you to Feedly. If you get a chance, I'd love for you to stop by and join us. I hope to see you there.
    Judy
    http://www.pursuitoffunctionalhome.com/
    http://www.kusinaniinday.blogspot.com/

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  15. Very pretty! And it looks easy enough. Please share this on my linky party http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/03/sunday-linky-party-1.html

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  16. love,love and what is the color on the walls

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  17. This pillow is sooooo gorgeous. I've featured it on my post today: http://thediymommy.com/9-favourite-diy-mothers-day-gifts/ Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

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  18. This is beautiful, the colour, the texture, I love it. Thanks for the lovely inspiration!

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