Wednesday, August 10, 2011

French bolster pillow

Some of you noticed the bolster pillow photoed with my frenchy dining chairs.  I don't know if you have ever checked out the price on bolster pillow but they are pretty expensive.  When I came across a flat filled with bolster pillows at Goodwill outlet, I snatched up four.  I didn't really need four but at the deal I was getting, I couldn't resist!

Here is the before.

Not only did I get a super long bolster pillow, but I salvaged a super long zipper from it too!  Of course loving all things french related, I wanted to make a french pillow.  I gotta say I just love my cricut!  I used it in conjunction with a software called Sure Cuts A Lot.  This software allows me to use any font I have on my computer with my cricut.  It rocks because I don't have to pay for all of those expensive cartridges.  Anyways, I cut out the stencil on my cricut using freezer paper.  (I'll be doing a tutorial on that later.)  Sewed and tied.  This is what it came out like:

I do admit that I had to use my foot to squeeze the pillow into its new dress.  I'm loving it!  Can't wait to figure out what to do with the remaining three I still have.

I'm sharing over at:
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  1. Hi! I'm learning to sew at the moment and a bolster pillow is on my list of things to make. Yours looks really great and I like the way you've tied of the ends...very chic :)

  2. Beautiful,Julie! Sorry for the horrible typos I'm trying to use a tablet while on vaca.

  3. It's just the final touch to your bedding. Beautiful! Andrea @ townandprairie

  4. It looks so lovely on your bed. Thanks for sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays :)

  5. Can't wait for details on this -- it looks fantastic! I too get all of my pillow forms from thrift stores -- can't beat the savings, right!?

  6. I love that headboard! Great job with the pillow it's the perfect french touch.

  7. That pillow is is your bed! I thought it was a picture from a magazine! The chairs in the previous post are also amazing! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! :)

  8. You will never regret taking the time off with your son. You are a good mom. He will transition fine because you are there for him. Had the same situation with our now fourth grader. He was painfully shy now he is a social butterfly.

    Oh I love your pillow! I love my cricut as week I use it with sure cuts alot as well. Did you know they have the surecutsalot2 out. I think the upgrade is free

    Hope you stop by secondhandmom and say hi.


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