I’m a bit of scaredy cat when it comes to the sewing machine, but I have been wanting to make a couple of pillows out of some bleached drop cloth left over from another project. So today, I put my big girl panties on and went for it! And look what I made – two pretty pillows. I know, I know, woopty doo! But honestly for me, the sewing machine is incredibly intimidating.
But I loved working with the bleached drop cloth and think
they turned out ok. Have you ever worked with bleached drop cloth?
I love the texture, it’s like an old worn pair of jeans.
Sadly, I had to wear my winter coat today while walking the pup as it’s
beginning to feel really chilly and dare I say, it felt like…..winter (thus the
decision to make a winter pillow). With so many possibilities, I kinda want
to keep sewing more and more pillows, but I wouldn’t count on it. 😉
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I went outside today to take the trash out and it was SNOWING. It’s not supposed to snow in October!
Ruffles and Relics says
Those are super cute! May I ask what kind of paint you use for stenciling? thank you!
Susan Homeroad says
Lucy I love it!
♥ Sonny ♥ says
Love the pillow you made Lucy.. Your style appeals to me so much and I enjoy my visits here and am always inspired.
Lisa @celebrate CREATIVITY says
Lucy, the pillows are gorgeous! Makes me want to go and stencil some pillows today-lol.
I love making pillows and I’ve made so many over the years. Pop by and see some mine sometime.
Pillows are a great way to become “un-intimidated” (is that a word?) with sewing because they’re generally quick and easy to make and the process will give you the confidence to try new sewing techniques and projects.
Sew, sew and sew some more. The more you sew, the better you’ll get. You’ll surprise yourself.
Have a great day,
Lucy these are lovely. Really, really nice, love the stencil. My girls wore mittens to school today, I think our warm fall weather is officially finished. Oh well, Christmas to look forward too. 😉
Okio B Designs says
Your pillows are stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Someone pinned them on Pinterest which led me right here. Love em and a happy new follower.
Leslie Stewart says
Love them! Perfect..
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Robin Johnson says
Great job! I think with the chilly days it somehow brings the craftiness out of us. I know I have been happily making big messes this week and it’s been awesome. A little bit of sewing and painting is good for the soul.
Angela Ryder says
Very cute pillows! May I ask what may seem like a dumb question? Do you bleach the drop cloth or do you buy it that way? Love them!~~Angela
Reese Fisher says
Looooove Loooove the pillows! You inspired me ! Do you have a tutorial on how you make these pillows?
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
They look great, Lucy! I love the whiteness to them. Did the drop cloth already come bleached or did you bleach it yourself?
Consie @ AtopSerenityHill.com says
I’m with you on the sewing! I was spoiled for many years when my mom lived close and I would just hand her things to do! Very intimidated by the sewing machine! Maybe it’s time for my big girl panties as well..lol!! Thanks for the inspiration.
Good Morning from Vancouver…*gorgeous* pillows… LOVE them…well done! This has inspired me to buy a drop cloth…have noticed them in Home Depot…. thank you and cheers, Valerie 🙂
Debbie Lyon says
Love them!!!! So like others I would love to know if you bleached them and also what kind of paint did you use. Please share!!
Melinda Reyes Lifestyle says
It turned out beautifully!! And you did a perfect job on it!!
You always inspire me!!
Wishing you a lovely afternoon!
Ashley C. says
I love these! Did you just stencil the phrases on with fabric paint? This may sound dumb, but is bleached drop cloth at the fabric store?
Debbie - Painted Therapy says
Love them! May have to try to bleach some of my own. 😉
Adina Johnson says
I adore your pillows! Good for you for tackling the sewing machine.
Adina @ Simply Country Life
Erin Melikidse says
Really great idea bleaching them. Love your water colors you inspired me to show mine. I had made cards with mine. Hope you have a nice day.
Diana Wilson says
I LOVE the pillows. I too am very intimidated by the sewing machine. Please tell us how you made them.
Could you maybe give us a quick tutorial on the pillows, did you use a stencil, what type of paint! Inquiring minds need to know. Thank you so much, they are fabulous!!! (The sewing machine intimidates the heck out of me and the worse thing is I can’t sew a straight line.)
Christine Vandormolen says
Lucy I jut LOVE THESE…..pinning for sure. I have a question about the BLEACH part. Did you bleach the fabric before sewing? If so, did you do it in the washer or soak the fabric in a tub?
Chrsitine from Little Brags
June Carleton says
I purchased my 6×8 foot drop cloth at Lowe’s last week for only $8. After washing is soft and will probably keep me making pillows for a month. I bet Lucy bleached it first as mine is a light muslin color. I’m in the process of making holiday pillows but HATE how my stenciling turned out using fabric paint – too heavy even with a light hand, it just didnt want to absorb in at all. I am hoping that Lucy used stenciling cremes? How do they hold up after washing is my questions? Lucy can you help us out??
Elizabeth F says
So simply gorgeous! I am in love with drop cloth! How did you bleach it? Or can you buy the stuff already bleached?
I would love to share this on my blog next week if you don’t mind. I love it!
Elizabeth @ Real Inspired
Emma Alison says
Winter clothing is designed to keep you warm but it can be fashionable, too. Spruce up your existing wardrobe with a few winter accessories.I must recommend you
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