We're getting all decorated for Valentine's Day! How can you not love a holiday that involves pink, red and hearts? I whipped up this cute, little throw pillow cover for the pillow that lives on my rocking chair.
This is a fun, quick project, get the pattern for the stitchery here. I used a basic backstitch for the letters and french knots on the postscript and to dot the "i." Note: I'm having issues with my scanner so I took a picture of my template. When I uploaded it on Google Documents, the jpg was converted to a pdf and was reduced in size a bit. The phrase on my pillow measure about 9" wide, I'm going to try and figure out the scanner issue, but until then you might have to increase the size on your printer a bit. :)
I made the back of the pillow cover with a split-back so it comes off and on easily. I used some leftover fabric from the outfit I made my daughter last year for V-Day. :) I love the little butterflies.
This was the first time I've attempted piping and I followed a tutorial by Pam from Threading My Way. Well, with one exception. . .I didn't have any piping! I wasn't able to get to the fabric store, and I really wanted to finish this up so. . .
. . .I used sisal covered in fabric!! It was a little stiff to work with, and thicker than piping cord, my corners are more rounded than I'd like, but it worked just the same! (and it was free!!) I applied the same principals as making your own piping, I just used the sisal in place of the piping cord.
Now our rocking chair is ready for the big day. . next on the list is a fun Valentine's tee!
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