Thursday, March 15, 2012

CLANCY NEEDS YOUR HELP.....

...and so do I!  I finished stitching Clancy and I want to make him into a pillow that looks like this one



Trouble is, I don't have a clue how to do it.  Can someone give me EASY TO FOLLOW instructions on how to make a pillow like this?  I have found some instructions on the Internet, but I can't understand them at all!  I'm getting frustrated and I'm afraid Clancy will end up in the finished but not quite finished pile if I can't find some easy to understand instructions.  Any help would be soooo appreciated!




4 comments:

Daffycat said...

That is called a tuck pillow. Meaning you "tuck" your stitching into the pillow. There are instructions galore on here if you search for "tuck pillow tutorial"

http://amyscrossstitchandsewing.homestead.com/Tuck_pillow_tutorial.html

http://focusonfinishing.wordpress.com/2008/05/03/tuck-pillow-tutorial-2/

Those are clear if you study them long enough!

I have sewn pillows that LOOK like tuck pillows. I just sew strips of fabric to each end of my stitched piece then sew more strips onto the top & bottom. I usually have to "even things up" with scissors so it is square. Then I sew that finished top to the backing fabric. Is that clear? I'm only a very basic sewer!

Carrie said...

Thanks Sharon, it helps to know what the pillow style is actually called! I guess I'll dive in this weekend and see if I can actually make it!

Thank you!

milly said...

Hello

You have a lovely finish.

Good luck in making your pillow.

Chelle said...

Carrie,

Does Vonna have a tutorial on this one? I found hers to be so helpful in figuring out my Christmas ornament.

Chelle