Sunday, September 18, 2011

Under the Spell of Stitch Witchery

I had a hankering to change some of my living room pillows for Fall. Now I know two things:

1. I have too many unused pillows in my cedar closet.
2. My husband is not too pleased with my collection of unused pillows.

I gave it some thought & decided maybe I could just cover the existing pillows so that way there won't be any added to the cedar closet collection & he'd never know.

Great idea!
Great idea turned bad!
I don't sew!

I decided to search some blogs for inspiration. I chanced upon a tutorial for no sew pillows...hmmm...this sounds good. (I used Kate's tutorial @ Centsational Girl.)

I needed some sort of fusible web to make the magic happen. Stich Witchery was the product I skeptically picked up at Michaels.

Oh my goodness, why have I never discovered this until now? I mean, I always knew there were products like these on the market, but I never knew they actually worked and better yet, that I could actually make them work! (And, no I haven't been paid to tout the wonderfulness of Stitch Witchery.)

Coming from the girl who always wishes she could sew, this may be one of the greatest inventions ever!

Flying by the seat of my pants since I didn't really know what I was doing, I knew I wanted to use big felt leaves on the pillow.



I came up with this pillow cover:



Now I know I have alot to learn yet (I did make it a tad too large) but honestly, I never thought it'd turn out at all, so I'm happy with it.

After making that pillow, I was addicted & had to make another one. I had made felt rosettes a few days before, (tutorial here) not knowing what I was going to do with them.



Would they look cute on a pillow?



You bet!



I added a brown throw & now the wicker chair that sits next to my fireplace has this new fall look.

Do you have any craft projects in the works for Fall?

Linking to:

The Girl Creative for Just Something I Whipped Up
The DIY Showoff for DIY Project Parade
Crayon Freckles for Tip Toe Thru Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays







Have a pleasant new week!

19 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Hi Gina- Oh..yes...and Stitch Witchery is a great way to put a fast hem in or fix something too. I have used it for years even though I do like to sew. I am going to pop over and look at that felt tutorial. I LOVE those flowers/roses you made! Great looking Fall pillow!!!! xo Diana

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Gina,
I love your pillows! And they're even better because you made them yourself. I have heard of Stitch Witchery but I've never used it myself. What I do use is fabric glue. I don't have a sewing machine, and even if I had one, I'm not sure what to do with it. I've made curtains, attached trim, etc. with the glue. Maybe I'll try a pillow next.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Gina, I can't believe you have never seen my stitch witch pillows, that is all I use. Girl I can't sew either. Those are adorable. I am in the market myself to be using it soon.

Dawna said...

You are so fast when you set your mind to getting a project done! Good for you, and I love the pillows that you decorated! It is fun changing things up for the different seasons. Have a great evening!

sweet violets said...

Those pillows are darling!!! Good job!!! That is some of the best stuff, have used it for years....hugs...cleo

Grammy Goodwill said...

You did a great job on those pillows. I can't decide if I like the leaves better or the rosettes. You've created a great look.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Gina, your pillows are so cute! I do not have any crafts projects planned yet.....I am still trying to find time to go into the studio and paint!

Pattie said...

Super cute Gina

Tricia said...

What a good idea! I've never heard of Stitch Witchery before. Now I'm wondering what I could whip together with it :)

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

How have I never heard of Stitch Witchery before?!! I have got to get some of that stuff. I'm just imagining all the ways I could use it.

Your pillows are fantastic and they look amazing together with the brown throw.... looks so cozy!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi sweet lady.
Your pillows are Beautiful you did a great job..I use Stitch Witchery all the time Gina. I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my new black and white tablescape. I hope you have a great week.
XXOO Diane

Something Nice and Pretty said...

They are adorable Gina! I don't sew either and really have no desire to. Funny because my mom and sister are great at it!
I love the felt roses and I do have some brown and orange felt around here somewhere.
Great job on them they look great on your chair!

Janet said...

Your pillows are so adorable and I love the rosettes! I like to use stitch witchery even though I do sew!
Blessings,
Janet

Ana said...

They turned out awesome Gina! They're perfect for the autumn season. I'm telling you, making new covers for pillows you already own is the way to go. Saves so much space in the closet :-) Great job.

Hugs and Kisses,
Ana

The Polka Dot Closet said...

You did great Gina!!! I think I see for projects in your future with Stitch witchery!!

Carol

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Hi Gina, I'm glad you discovered Stitch Witchery because I couldn't live without it. I haven't hemmed a pair of pants in a very long time because that stuff works so well for that purpose. Your pillows turned out very nicely. Can't wait to see what your next project will be. --------Shannon

refresh restyle said...

Super cute pillows! You're making me want to go buy some felt! Love them!
Debbie

KATHY said...

your pillows look fabulous!!

Kathy

andie jaye said...

i love them! makes me want to curl up with a good book and a cup of coffee! the rosettes one is my total fave!!! thanks for linking this up to tip-toe thru tuesday last week. i'll be featuring it tomorrow! stop by and grab your featured button! :)

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