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 :)