The words burlap and pillow should never be used together. Especially if you use the kind of burlap that I used. Talk about scratchy! This pillow will definitely be a “look at me” only pillow.
I’ve been “itching” to do another burlap project since I made my table runner. I had just enough burlap in my 1989 stash to make a cute pillow.
My pillow doesn’t yet have a permanent home. Here it is in my living room.
It may find a home on my screened porch bench.
This pillow was super easy to make. I cut two pieces of burlap the same size. I stenciled a monogram on one piece and after the paint was dry used fusible webbing to iron on ribbon.
Then I pinned the two pieces together making sure that the edges were lined up evenly.
I sewed around the left side of the ribbon. Be sure to leave an opening for stuffing the pillow!
Then I sewed around the right side of the ribbon.
Stuffing time! I stuffed the corners on one side and then continued to stuff and fluff until that side seemed full. Then I repeated the process on the other side.
I pinned the opening closed and stitched it shut on either side of the ribbon.
The last step is to fray the edges. I used a sewing pin to catch threads of the burlap and pull them out.
It matches my table runner perfectly!
Be sure to visit Kimba at A Soft Place to Land for “Do It Yourself” Tuesday.