Let’s get in our time machines and go back to June 9, 2010. I posted this.
I’d taken some ratty old thrift store doilies (I’ve recently spotted doilies at Dollar Tree and JoAnn’s, if thrift stores aren’t your thing) and dyed them with Dylon dye.
I told you I was going to make pillows.
Well, I finally did. And it only took me 433 days.
Canvas drop cloth (or other fabric for the body of the pillow)
Doily (dyed or not…your choice)
Sewing machine and thread
Random blah blah blah about the body of the pillow: I had an 18” pillow form, so I cut my front piece 18” X 18”. I used the already hemmed drop cloth edges to cut two 12” X 18” (this was the hemmed edge) pieces for the envelope closure on the back. If you don’t have a hemmed edge, you’ll want to cut yours bigger to allow for hemming.
I centered the doily on my square of fabric and pinned it in place.
I used a zig zag stitch to sew around the edges and to tack down part of the middle as well. Since I used matching thread, you can hardly see it.
Here’s a shot of the back, to give you a better idea:
And, that’s it. Put the pillow together and you’re finished!