Monday, February 15, 2016

Dainty Pillow Hangers

I was inspired this past week to make some dainty pillow hangers.  I have mentioned before that I was a Stampin Up! demo in years past, and still have so much of their product to craft with.  I had made these pillow hangers many years ago.  They are just darling, and easy to make.


This is the original pillow that I crafted many years ago.  If you will notice where I had pulled the ribbon through, I had just punched a hole with a hole punching tool, and I wanted to change that.


This meant finding out how to use the buttonhole maker on my sewing machine.  I had never done a buttonhole before on this machine.  So in the creative process, I had stop, and find the manual, and teach myself how to make a buttonhole.


Not quite on center, but, it worked! Not bad for my first one.  I was quite happy actually, lol!


It was quite easy to make the dainty pillows.  I used my Big Shot (sold by Stampin Up!) to cut out these square scalloped fabric pieces (Stampin Up! unfortunately does not sell these dies any more, but they can be found here on ebay).

I then sewed them wrong sides together, leaving a small opening to stuff.  After stuffing with batting, I then sewed the opening closed.  Then I added a buttonhole stitch to the top corner and snipped it out with a seam ripper.


Then I threaded ribbon through the buttonhole, tied it, and glued on a die cut-out fabric flower and ribbon rose.


Very very simple... but just the cutest little hanging pillow!


I love crafting simple projects like this.  


Another way to use these pillows would be to add some essential oil to the batting before stuffing it, such as lavender essential oil, and these would add a lovely scent to the room in which they are hanging.

These cute little pillows could easily be made without the Big Shot and dies... you could simply cut out whatever shape you desire, heart, square, round, or rectangular etc.  The nice part about having the die machine is that the cutting part is easily done for you!  :)

This is a simple and easy project with just a bit of a "wow" factor when it is finished too :)

52 comments:

  1. Hi MM! I so admire you taking the time to research how to make the button-holes with your sewing machine. I think I'd just make something up instead!
    Your idea of adding an essential oil is a great one. Not only a little door hanger, but a room deodorizer too! They are so dainty and have an antique look. The colors are nice for a mid-winter 'pick-me-up' which is needed in the cold days of February. You've been busy!!
    Happy Monday :)
    Ceil

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    1. Thanks Ceil, I really enjoyed making these little pillows, and think I need to make some more, as they are quite handy to have on hand for sweet little gifts. I thought the essential oil would make them useful as well as pretty :) I've had the fabric on hand for a while, and am just glad that I am finding ways to use it! Appreciate your visit so much, and hope you had a wonderful day :)

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  2. Hummm...
    I'm thinking Mother's Day gift - THANKS!

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  3. Oh, these are too cute! I have never done any stamping but I have admired others' work. I like the idea of adding the essential oil to the batten inside. Lavender would be really lovely. Thanks so much for sharing and enjoy your day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Thanks Sandi, they were quite fun and easy to make! I don't stamp a lot, but do enjoy it when I can. I am venturing into the world of fabric right now and it's been a lot of fun :) Have a blessed day!

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    1. Thanks Chrissy! Appreciate your visit and sweet comment love today :)

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  5. These are so cute. I have the Big Shot but don't use it nearly enough.

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    1. Thanks Beth! The Big Shot makes these really quick and fun to do! I don't use the Big Shot often enough myself either, but have found it really useful for cutting just about anything out! Appreciate your visit today :)

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  6. How very pretty! So unique. You are so creative; I love it.

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    1. Thank you...they came together so quickly, and were so cute when finished. I love projects like that :) Thanks for your visit today! :)

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  7. these are adorable...thanks

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    1. I'm thankful you liked the pillows, they were so much fun to make. Thank you for stopping by today :)

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  8. Your little pillow,hangers are just adorable! I think your buttonhole turned out so great!

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    1. Thanks Kitty, for the first time on this machine, I was happy with how the buttonhole turned out! :)

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  9. These would make great sachets! What a cute idea you came up with! Nice craft for a cold winter's day. Love them!
    Debbie
    xo

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    1. They are certainly so fun to make, quick and easy, which is the kind of crafting I enjoy :)

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  10. These are very sweet! I love them! How cute they would be hanging on every doorknob, lol! I am impressed with your first button hole too!!! I think you're a natural! glad you shared these cute little hanging pillows!
    xo
    Linda

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    1. I think they are perfect for a doorknob! Thanks for your kind words, you are such an accomplished seamstress, I have so much to learn! I don't know about being a natural, nothing like your talents for sure! I always enjoy seeing what you've been doing. I am still thinking about your darling gowns that you created. Maybe someday I'll get around to trying my hand at them :) Have a blessed day my friend!

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  11. These are just beautiful! I am holding onto mine right now and inhaling the Thieves! You are such a precious friend to care so much and to reach out and share your God-given talents with so many. Sending you much love and gratitude!!

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    1. Aww... I'm so glad that you are enjoying the little pillow :) You are a precious friend to me too, and what a joy it is to be your friend! I appreciate you and your sweet friendship so much... praying you have a blessed and wonderful evening!

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  12. These little hanging pillows are so adorable and you, my friend, are very talented, and patient to figure out the button hole maker on your sewing machine! I do not like sewing at all and my machine hasn't been used for 15 years I'm sure. Have a blessed week.

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    1. I don't know if talented is the word, but inspired perhaps, lol! I too have had this sewing machine gathering dust for many years, and have just recently decided to blow off the dust bunnies and see what we can do together, lol! I like quick and easy crafts, and this one certainly fit the bill... hope you are doing well, and will be popping over for a visit :)

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  13. OHHHH I like these...have a beautiful day.

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    1. Thanks Linda, they were quite fun to make. Have a wonderful day too! :)

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  14. Love your little pillows, so refreshing from the usual hearts, although I do love hearts! I enjoyed visiting with you today, will see you again soon!

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    1. I enjoyed my visit with you today too, loved all your quotes about friendship! Thanks for stopping by... have a blessed day! :)

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  15. Very darling and a wonderful way to have some nice smelling sachets. I just learned how to use my buttonholer a few months ago. It's why I think I am ready for Shirley's clothes...probably not. I'll cheat with snaps and a button sewed above to make it look as if. Speaking of which, I think I'd chear with these, too.

    Enjoyed seeing the baby bunnies in your earlier post. A sure sign of coming spring!

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    1. It was a very happy moment for me to see the buttonhole come together so easily, and I am not afraid of doing it anymore :) I am glad that this creative inspiration encouraged me to try something new. I loved seeing your doll so lovingly cared for through the years! Appreciate your visit here so much :)

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  16. I love those little pillows! Great job on sewing those. I hope to crochet some soon. :)
    Love,
    Ashley
    creatingpreciousmoments.blogspot.com

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    1. Crocheting is something I need to learn again. I used to do it years ago, and don't remember a thing about it. Maybe someday.... have a blessed day my friend :)

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  17. These are so pretty, I like the idea of doing a button hole to hang it by!

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    1. The buttonhole was a "light-bulb" moment for me if you will. And then the challenge to figure out how to do it on my machine, lol! Glad I persevered as I am no longer afraid of buttonholes now... that is progress! :) Appreciate your visit!

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  18. These little pillows would make adorable gifts, they are so lovely. And I love the idea of the buttonhole for the ribbon, I should learn to do one as well :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia, I have to admit I was scared to try the buttonhole on my machine, but I'm glad I did and they were remarkably easy to do! It definitely works better than a hole in the fabric for a ribbon pull through. Appreciate your visit as always! :)

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  19. Your little pillows are so very sweet. Well done on stitching your first buttonhole....there will be no stopping you now.

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    1. Thanks Kim... it was a challenge for me to learn the buttonhole, but now they don't intimidate me any more, yeah! Appreciate your visit today! :)

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  20. Oh, they are so tender. Pillows look like decoration for the kindest home :) I'll try to make one. Thank you for inspiration!

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    1. Thank you Maya, they were really easy and fun to make... glad to have inspired you too :) Have a great day!

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  21. Super sweet!! I think that they would also make great pin cushions! I like pretty sewing accessories. It makes me feel better while I'm stitching...my machine and I don't always get along so well. The pretty distracts me! ;)

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    1. Thanks Kim for your great idea for a pin cushion! Appreciate your visit, and sorry it took so long for me to respond! Have a wonderful day :)

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  22. Okay, these are just the sweetest, my friend. What a fun idea to hang these from your hangers. You are such an inspiration, dear Marilyn. And I just love the shabby roses {{smiles}}

    Please know that I received your kind and beautiful email and I was moved to tears by your words. Lord-willing, I will get to my emails SOON! Much love to you!

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    1. You know how much I loved your shabby roses, I just had to have some! :) They are so sweet and easy to make, I'm in love with the easy and pretty part for sure! Appreciate your visit so very much, and pray your day is blessed and wonderful!

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  23. These are just darling! :)

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    1. Thanks JES, it was great fun making them! :)

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    1. Thanks Nancy, They were a joy to make for sure :) I love quick, easy and cute projects! Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks so much Melissa, how excited I am that I was featured, appreciate you stopping by to let me know! Have a blessed and wonderful day :)

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  26. These are so pretty! I love seeing some interesting projects like yours. Glad to have found you via the #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Hi Jeanne, thank you so much for your visit! I was doing some work on my blog, and realized I had comments that I had not responded to, oh my! So sorry that my reply comes so late to your wonderful and much loved comment! I hope you'll come back for another visit soon :) Have a blessed day!

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