Wednesday, March 25, 2015

3 minute NO SEW Pillow Cover!

Brighten your bed or sofa this Spring with new pillow covers! 
New Pillow Covers!  NO ZIPPER!  NO PIPING!  NO SEW!
When ready for a change--just untie your fabric and make something like a totebag, apron or our GIFTBAG
I discovered this video a few days ago...Maybe its new to some of you, too!   I tried it on 2 different pillows--watch the video and read below for some helpful information.

How much fabric?
32" square will cover a 16" pillow
36" square will cover a 18" pillow
40" square will cover a 20" pillow
If you need a pillow to cover--an economical option (cheap)--
get the cheapest bed pillows you can find--
squish the batting to one end and cut off the fabric at the end so pillow is 18 inches long--baste open end closed--
this should make a pillow about 18 inches square!

Easy way to CUT a SQUARE
Fold fabric in half along length--
Then Fold across
measure equal distances and cut along open edges to make a square!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Eggs 'n Bunnies to fill your Easter Baskets!
One of our talented BusyBodies made a basketful of these no-sew  "Folded Star" Eggs using the tutorial for the Christmas Ornaments we posted in December--Just use an egg shaped styrofoam base and make a few adjustments as you go from end to middle
Here's the LINK again!

Peek-a-boo!  About 7 years ago I made a few of these"SECRET POCKET" Eggs from SewMamaSew for my grandbabies--Making more this year--very cute!
I cut the "pocket" section a little larger than the pattern--and you can use contrasting fabrics for the egg sections.
Find Pattern HERE!

Jenny B. Harris's ALLSORTS is always a joy to visit--Free Tutorial for the adorable "BUNNY PIN" CAN BE FOUND HERE!
This fluffy bunny is another free tutorial from Jenny--and of course--HERE'S THE LINK!


These funny bunnies take a little more time and effort: aren't they darling?
Find pattern and directions HERE!
At the bottom of the post there you will find a pattern and directions you can print out.

Make Amanda's soft little bunnies for soft little babies!

Click to see how!



All these bunnies must be hungry!  So we'd better find them some yummy carrots!