Monday, 21 February 2011

Homemaking Monday: Spring Burlap Cushions

So I finally decided to join the burlap craze and make some cute cushions ready for spring. There is snow outside and it is freezing cold in my flat... but whatever.
I have Spring in my heart!

This is my first time working with burlap and I am very pleased with how it came out!

Here is the tutorial....

Materials needed:

Sewing Machine
Glue Gun if you are lazy like me
Needle and Thread
Scrap Fabric in spring colours
A Sharpie
Printed out words in font of your choice.

1. Print out your words and cut out some burlap to the size you want your cushion to be.

2. Place the paper under the burlap and using your sharpie, trace the words from underneath.

3. Pick some fabric for your side strip and sew on.

4. Sew together the pillow case, right side to right side. Don't forget to leave a gap you can turn right side out again.

5. Turn pillow case right side out and stuff with stuffing.

6.If you are lazy like me then seal the remaining gap with a glue gun... but you can totally stitch it shut properly too. :-)

7. To finish off I just added some scrap fabric yoyo's and buttons. If you don't know how to make yoyo's then check out my tutorial here.

8. Stand back and admire your hard work!

Enjoy. :-)


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  1. Love those pillows! They are adorable. I need some of those:) Thanks for the tutorial!!

  2. These are fabulous cushions! Thanks for showing us how they are done. Scarlett x

  3. love these for a spring look and another reason is I don't think the kids would use these to lay on as burlap is not the most comfortable

  4. These are so cute and I am so ready for Spring!! I love the way the pastel flowers look with the burlap:) And can I just say you are a genius for dong that slide with all your link buttons. It gets so crowded with all the buttons..great idea!

  5. These are sweet - my niece would love them!

    Thanks for your thoughtful comment on my blog today re: Custom Sign using Blackboard Adhesive- it made me smile!

    I'm following you too now - you have a great blog; very informative and I am looking forward to your next post!

  6. These are so wonderful! I love how you used the fabric, and I LOVE that you used the word "Relax!" :) Perfect!


  7. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. Love your blog! I too have been wanting to use burlap somewhere around my house. The pillows you made are darling! I am your newest follower.

  8. These are so cute! Love how you used burlap for them. Think Spring!

  9. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment :) I LOVE your blog and appreciate the step by step tutorials on here :) I am your newest follower, I can't wait to read your future blog posts!!!

  10. Clever girl :) wish I had thought of them first lol. I love the dictionary definition it works so well. hugs, Mum xox

  11. Thank you for commenting on my springy wreath. I can see that we are both ready for spring. It's definitely in my heart too! :-)

    I like your blog title and the idea behind it! We have plenty of love, and not enough $$ around here too! :-)

  12. Your pillows look great! I really like the burlap, but I have to ask you, does your smell? I bought some bulap from Hobby Lobby and it smells; I also checked at Walmart and theirs smells too. So I am just asking! :)

  13. These look so cute! A sharpie! What a great idea, and only yesterday I was looking at yoyos, and wondering how on earth to do them, and now I find a tutorial, yay! Thanks for sharing

  14. oh what a wonderful pillows!! thanks for the tutorial, can i ask what kind of pen are you using? and how exactly to transfer the words on the paper to the burlap using a sharpie? (sorry i'm kinda of dumb :) . I really want to try this! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Miss Tea: I tried finding your blog but couldn't so I hope you are able to find your answer back here! :) I used a Black Sharipe. It is just a permanent black marker. Any brand would do. To transfer the words I just put the paper with the printed words under the fabric and traced. Because burlap is a holey fabric you can see the words easily. If you have trouble you can go around the words on the paper with a black marker to make them bolder and stand out more. So you just simple place the paper with the words under the fabric and trace onto the fabric. Hope that helps. Feel free to ask any more questions. :)

  16. Your pillows are so cute! I might just have to try this one since I have some burlap left over from anothr project. Great project - thanks for sharing!

  17. So cute! I made burlap his and her pillows too, check them out!

  18. These look fabulous.

  19. Love these! I'm kind of getting into the burlap mood, so this is on my to do list with the burlap I recently purchase.

    Thanks for sharing,

  20. These are great! Puts a little SPRING in my step!

  21. These are so cute! Great job! I featured them on a few of my favorite tutorials for the week here:
    Have a great week!

  22. Hi
    Just wanted to let you know that I “ Featured” you on Santa’s Gift Shoppe Blog Hop today for your great project & inspiration! Be sure to grab the “I was featured” on Santa’s Gift Shoppe Button/Code for your sidebar! You deserve it! Thanks so much..If you’re not a follower already we’d love for you to join us...Have a WONDERFUL Week!!

  23. so funny! I made a burlap pillow this morning and now I find your blog and i love yours more!!! haha...mine is outdoor entertaining inspired with subway art. I will share next week.


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