Sunday, March 5, 2017

How To Make A Shamrock Pillow

I've been working on a few fun things for St. Patrick's Day.
I thought I'd share how I made some shamrock pillows so that you can make some too. 

I thought drawing a shamrock might be a little intimidating until I realized that it is just three hearts together.

I drew the three hearts with the points on the bottom touching in the center. Then I drew the stem. 

The cut out pattern was then traced onto my fabric. 

This green gingham came from the thrift store and I just love it. 
Sewing around all the corners was a challenge. 

Snipping the corners and curves makes it smoother once it is turned right side out. 
A paint brush helped to get the stem turned completely. 

It was stuffed and then embellished. 
A vintage seam binding bow is attached with a vintage rhinestone pin. 
I love attaching pins to pumpkins, hearts, and shamrocks to add a shabby chic touch. 

It came out so well that I had to give it another try. 
I made it a little bigger and used drop cloth material left over from the couch and love seat. 

It was easier to sew, turn and stuff.

This one is dressed up with three types of ribbon and Nana's pin. 

For some reason I was afraid I'd given this pin away because it wasn't with my pin collection. 
I don't wear pins anymore so that is why it's fun to use them in this way. 

It took some hunting to figure out where I'd put my St. Patrick's Day pin but it was tangled in some necklaces at the bottom of my jewelry box. 

The stones look like jade. Isn't it gorgeous? 
There is something about the patina on a vintage, gold filled jewelry piece. 

The velveteen rick rack came from Tuesday Morning. 

Would you please pin this for me? 
There was not a plethora of St. Patrick's Day pins in a shabby, farmhouse style. 

How to sew a Shamrock Pillow

Thanks for coming by. Stitch one up for yourself. So fun.
Come back this afternoon for Monday Social #25.  

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  1. Hi Katie, oh I love this project. Being Irish I will certainly have to sew a few of these. So cute with the accents and I love your nana's pin. Glad you found it. What a treasure. Thanks for sharing your tutorial. Have a great week. xo

  2. Hello Katie, wow your pillows are really pretty and perfect for St. Patrick's Day! Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J.
    We hope to see you again!

  3. What a cute pillow. It is just enough for a little St Patrick's Day decoration.

  4. SO cute!! Love this!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!