Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Works in progress - pin pillows

Having third online shop (I now sell on Etsy as well as Folksy and my own website) means I need to step up production to keep them all stocked. This is easier said than done, having chronic fatigue means that the spanner can be thrown into the works at any time! 

However, as I've sold all of my pin pillows, bar one, I need to make some more. I always start with the fabric, this time I went for linen and cotton fabrics. I can never put together just one at a time as I always find more than one piece of fabric I want to use! Once the fabric is decided on, I then choose the trimmings, lace, ric rac, braid etc. I then pin and tack the pieces together ready for the stitching bit.

These pictured below are at that stage.

 The next photos show how far I've gotten with the stitching on that pillow top. I do tend to only stitch on one at a time.

The next photo is of a pin pillow that I've finished the stitching and that's been damp-stretched. The next process will be to back and stuff the pillow, though there may be more stitching or embellishing to add when it's been stuffed.

More soon.


  1. Love your fabric combinations, particularly the different blue prints. These will be so nice.

  2. Gorgeous fabrics
    Julie xxxxxxx

    1. They are Julie,and I have so many to choose from, it can be hard trying to decide which ones to use!