Monday, August 1, 2011

DIY Colorpath Pillow

I have an abundance of scrap fabric that has been taking up space and I love any project that can help me get rid of it (and make something pretty too!) so I turned to the trusty internet to find a good rainy day project.

Jessica at Sew Homegrown gave me the inspiration to make knockoff this pillow (she wrote a great tutorial too). Here's hers.

Here's my finished product

Mine isn't as ruffly as hers looks but I'm loving the texture and color. 

I chose my fabrics based on, you guessed it, my inspiration pillow. I love this thing, it really is helping me make design decisions. I picked through my scraps and pulled out the ones that looked good with the pillow.

Once I had them arranged my my liking I used my round cookie cutter to trace 2" circles. 

This was seriously tedious and took about 2 episodes of NCIS to cut all 60. After they were cut out I stacked them together and lay them out in two lines on my pillow fabric. 

I scooched then around and pinned them down where I thought they looked good being careful to make sure the circles were all slightly uneven so they would show later.  I attached them by simply bar tacking them down with my sewing machine. It took probably 1/3 of the time to actually make the pillow as it did cutting all the circles. (I made my pillow using the envelope method and the fabric is a heavy white linen).

See how well it complements my inspiration pillow. One thing I would recommend if you make this pillow is to draw straight lines where you plan to put your scraps so that they are straight. Mine are a little crooked. 



Linking up to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, Beneath My Heart, Serenity Now,
and the Pinterest Challenge brought to you by Young House Love, Bower Power, Emily Henderson, and Making A House A Home.

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***Norman had to put his two cents in, check out his reaction to my hard work at the Book of Norman


  1. Wow!! Very nicely done!!!
    I have the hoarders equivalent to a fabric stash... I may have to dig in & copy this one.
    Thanks for sharing yours...

  2. What a great idea! So cute and colorful.

  3. I absolutely love this. I saw a similar one on Etsy the other day and was thinking about making it.

  4. Wow that is sooo pretty! I'm actually going to pin your version right now! I need to do one in shades of tans and browns! Check out my pinterest challenge when you get a chance!

  5. Very clever! I'm going to have to go round up some scraps....

  6. That looks fantastic! You did a really nice job on it and the colors are just lovely! What a great project.

  7. What a pretty pillow! I pinned the original on Pinterest as well!

  8. That looks really cute. It turned out really pretty. Thanks for stopping by Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and joining the party.

  9. Oh that looks so pretty - it really turned out great! Thanks for linking to mine - Jessica@SewHomegrown

  10. Love this! Why haven't I ever thought to use a cookie or biscuit cutter when I need to trace a circle?