Monday, August 18, 2014

doily pillow, pocket pillow covers

how to make a doily pillow, dorm pillow, how to make a pocket pillow
Pretty-up any pillow with a pocket pillow cover! Hand made doilies are so unique, and super pretty.  I've made some doily pillows that make it easy to change the look of your accent pillows throughout the year. Perfect for dorm room decor, shabby-chic, and cottage style. 
Stay tuned for my how-to guide on Guidecentral:) No time to make a pillow. No problem! Purchase one in my Sewsweetvintageco shop.
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

DIY memo board

diy memo board, how to make a burlap note board
 Memo boards are perfect for dorm rooms and home-work areas.  This one is reversible. One side is burlap, and the other side is pretty fabric. You can craft fabric appliqué letters and shapes to display on it throughout the year. 
Purchase one in my Sewsweetvintageco shop, 
make your own following my how-to, photo guide, on Guidecentral

Note board design:
Materials: burlap, fabric, foam core, white washed frame, craft wire, mirror clips, and vintage button push pins.
  • Frame- 12" x 16" inch wood frame with glass removed, sand and paint with two coats of white wash paint (mix paint half and half with water to create a white wash.) 
  • Fabric covered foam core board- 2 pieces of foam core board (from the dollar store) measuring 12" x 16" inches. Cover one board with burlap and the other with holiday fabric. Fold over back edges of fabric and hot glue in place. You can also use spray adhesive. With glass removed, place your covered boards together back to back, place into frame opening.
  • Mirror clips- use 4 mirror clips on the back of picture frame to hold fabric boards in place. The mirror clips work great fitting the chunky fabric covered foam core boards!
  • Hanging- place wood screws onto either side of the back of your frame, wrap decorative craft wire from one to the other. I pre-drilling the holes, because this was a very hardwood frame.
  • Reversible- undo hanging wire & mirror clips to flip and use the reverse side!
  • Vintage button push pins- gather your favorite vintage buttons and hot glue onto flat tacks.

The hand made, snow flake pinned with my Believe appliqué is from the Olimpa Best Knits shop on Etsy. The assortment I bought came all the way from Sophia, Bulgaria!
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