Today’s post is on a craft near and dear to my heart. . . sewing. As I am decorating my front porch I wanted to add a little color and texture with some pillow for the chairs. I chose some wonderful cotton interior fabric from Annie Sloan Unfolded. Yes, that is the Chalk Paint® Annie, the Annie I talked about in my upcycled furniture post. She is now offering these gorgeous French and Belgium cotton and linen fabrics that coordinate with her paint colors. I picked a cotton ticking called Monaco for the vintage feel and these pillows are to be placed on my porch rocking chairs that I have painted in the Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint®. Painting these chairs will be Monday’s post so stay tuned. You can find a list of retailers for Annie Sloan paint, wax and fabric here.
For these pillows I wanted to use buttons rather than a zipper. I like the added detail for this vintage look. Rather than making button holes, I chose to use this ribbon method as it is very easy to do and gives yet another detail to my pillows.
Here is my material list for these two pillows: 1 yard of fabric, matching thread, 3 yards of grosgrain ribbon, six 1″ shell buttons, two 16″ pillow forms. My tools list: Basic sewing machine, scissors, measuring tape, needle, iron and ironing board. Just gather these items and follow my tutorial below for these easy and gorgeous pillows. Enjoy! ~ Lia