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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Calling all NEWBIES..party on


I can't sew for nothing!
Well,  let me retract that a tad, I can hem a pair of pants if I had to, thanks to my Mom showing me years ago.
I am in LOVE with stitch witchery, it truly is amazing stuff.
I showed you my painters tarp curtains
HERE and HERE...
I bought another canvas the other day and thought I would attempt some pillow making.
EASY PEASY once again.
I started with this...
I started with my square, which I used a slip cover from another pillow as my template Canvas came from Walmart, however you can get paint canvases of course at Home depot and Lowes as well.

I then used stencil tape  to create one wide stripe, then I painted it with a craft paint, you can  also see my kitchen recipe stencil I have taped here as well. STENCIL came from Hobby lobby.
As you can see, you would never know this was not hand or machine sewn.
  What I did after I stenciled is put my stenciled square face down on top of the one another with the stitch witchery at all but one end, I cut long strips to put across each end.
I took my iron and put it on steam and ironed across each section carefully.

I love how neat the stenciling came out too. I used a very small artist brush for the stenciling part and did my words  randomly

 I tied the bottoms with some twine as the pillow was too fat and I could not pull it together to use the stitch witchery.
From just one paint canvas, I could probably make 10 pillows.
I must get busy.
Thanks so much for stopping by and all your sweet bloggy love.
XO
Newbie party will begin Sunday evening.
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86 Comments:

Blogger Jem said...

Those cushions would go so perfectly in the bedroom makeover I'm planning!! They've turned out beautifully Debbie! I love the stencilling details too - enough to be interesting but not over the top, it looks really authentic! :-)

Hope you've had a lovely weekend!

Jem xXx

April 3, 2011 at 6:52 PM  
Blogger ❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Very crafty gal, with an ever so cute pillow. Did you also make the stencil? Just love it:)

April 3, 2011 at 6:52 PM  
Blogger donatella said...

those pillows looks terrific! ...and thanks for the newbie party!!!

April 3, 2011 at 7:01 PM  
Blogger Butterscotch Caramel said...

Can I just say five words: You're the best blog friend!!!
I'm not a sewer either. You are my kind of friend.
Laurie

April 3, 2011 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

I LOVE this pillow!! So cute Debbie and I love that you didn't have to do any sewing. That's my kind of pillow. :)

Thanks for hosting the Newbie party!

Pam

April 3, 2011 at 7:04 PM  
Blogger Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

I can't sew, so that is my kind of pillow! Looks great! Thanks for hosting :)

April 3, 2011 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger cheeky curves said...

That looks really great, and thats coming from someone who sews everything. I love the stencils. I am definetly going to try this out.

April 3, 2011 at 7:09 PM  
Blogger Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

I love the pillow! So cute, Debbie! I never could get the hang of stitch witchery! LOL! It's a good thing I can sew!

April 3, 2011 at 7:10 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, girl. That is too cute and no sew is perfect for me, too.

April 3, 2011 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger Sue@creativetryals.blogspot.com said...

Oh my gorgeous! I love those pillows.
Thanks for sharing and thanks for the party!

April 3, 2011 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger mississippi artist said...

I need some stitch witchery stuff!LOVE THESE!

April 3, 2011 at 7:19 PM  
Blogger Gail said...

Love your pillow and the stenciling, Debbie! It turned out great.

Enjoy your evening,
Gail

April 3, 2011 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger All That Glitters said...

Super cute pillow Miss Debbie!!!

April 3, 2011 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger Marianne said...

I must go out and get myself a painters tarp. I love to sew and have made everything in my home! I love these pillows and what a great idea.....stenciling!
Marianne :)

April 3, 2011 at 7:34 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

I adore that cushion! Very clever.

April 3, 2011 at 7:38 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Stitch witchery was my friend many times. Really like the pillow.
Enjoy your evening.

April 3, 2011 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger Martina @ Northern Nesting said...

Debbie you are the QUEEN OF CRAFTING!! LOVE that pillow and I really need to purchase that stencil I Love it!! Thanks again for hosting my friend, Martina

April 3, 2011 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

I love your pillow & I love the stencil...great idea! I can't sew either so this project is right up my alley.

April 3, 2011 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

I love your new pillows, Debbie....so crafty...I love that there's no sewing! Thanks for hosting the newbie party again.

April 3, 2011 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger molly susan strong said...

Not so new but would love to post ere to encourage others to market themselves thru my bog and then onward. LOVE the pillow and the stencil. very cool.

April 3, 2011 at 8:27 PM  
Blogger Luxy Living said...

Thank you for hosting! We appreciate you letting us link.
Love the pillow.

Fuchsia

April 3, 2011 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

Love it, Debbie! It looks amazing!

XO,
Jane

April 3, 2011 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger Donnie said...

What a cute pillow. Great job. I'll try to be back later to visit around.

April 3, 2011 at 8:45 PM  
Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You are so smart! you really can make anything! ♥♥♥

April 3, 2011 at 9:06 PM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Love these! The stenciled words are fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

April 3, 2011 at 9:11 PM  
Blogger Cherie@DragonfliezCreationz said...

Love the pillows! the stenciling is great.

April 3, 2011 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

Hi Debbie- Those are some cute pillows! Have a great week! Linked some goodies to your party-thanks for hosting! =)

April 3, 2011 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger Just B @ Love Where You Live said...

Debbie - These pillows turned out great! I don't claim to be handy, so I appreciate the step by step. Thanks again for hosting this weekly party. Have a great week. :)

April 3, 2011 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Thank you for posting this. I don't sew either and I had never thought of using stitch witch for this. I have used it to hem curtains...i am going to have to start thinking outside the box! That pillow is wonderful...love the stenciling on it. Great job!!

April 3, 2011 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

I'm still trying to figure out sewing so this post is right up my alley. I must say it looks really pretty! I love it!

Dee

April 3, 2011 at 10:02 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Debbie this is uber cool! I think this might be my favorite project you have done...are you going to start up an Etsy shop or stocking up on Christmas gifts for your friends? Love, Love, Love it!

April 3, 2011 at 10:18 PM  
Blogger Vicki said...

Loving this pillow. The stenciling and red stripe are perfect.

April 3, 2011 at 10:29 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Great post! I love the pillows. You are so clever!

April 3, 2011 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger Liz- said...

So neat Debbie! You have so much inspiration! You have a lot of fun with your projects!

April 3, 2011 at 11:06 PM  
Blogger FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Wow Debbie, I am in love with your pillow, so cute! Where do you get all your energy? I hope you have a great week!
Hugz,
Kim

April 3, 2011 at 11:06 PM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

Thanks for reminding me about the stitch whitcher, I'd forgotten all about it, love your pillow! I'm not much of a sewer either!

April 3, 2011 at 11:19 PM  
Blogger Anita said...

Debbie you are kidding!! Only you can do that without sewing! That is the cutest pillow. Maybe I need to try stitch witchery instead of trying to locate the sewing machine! Hey we color people have to stick together, lol! I crave the blue wall color Pat at BPM has in her dining room, but I have nothing that color. Some day...

April 3, 2011 at 11:34 PM  
Blogger Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Love your pillows and love the fact that you didn't have to sew them even better. I'm linking up to the newbie party. Thanks so much for doing this!

April 3, 2011 at 11:48 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

GET OUT!!!! That is awesome! I would have never thought that wasn't a perfectly sewed pillow and I love the stenciling on it! You rock!

April 4, 2011 at 12:00 AM  
Blogger Emily at The Fine House said...

Debbie,

Adorable pillow and thanks for the invite to your newbie party!

I'm now another devoted follower:)

April 4, 2011 at 1:39 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Thanks for hosting once again! I love your no-sew pillows. They really do look sewn!

Melanie
youmadethat.blogspot.com

April 4, 2011 at 2:54 AM  
Blogger Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

That's very clever! I've seen bondaweb, but that just looks stuck down, your cushion really looks like it has a seam! The stencilling is great too. Have a lovely week x

April 4, 2011 at 2:57 AM  
Blogger Grannys Attic said...

Love the pillows you did a great job. Thanks for hosting the party! Hugs, Vicky

April 4, 2011 at 7:01 AM  
Blogger linda said...

wow who needs to pay 50bucks at pottery barn this is amazing :)

April 4, 2011 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger Deneen said...

Love the pillows! I need you to make me some!!!
dreaming-n-color.blogspot.com

April 4, 2011 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger Daniella said...

Holy Crow! You are crafty crazy!! These burlap pieces you have been making are all fabulous, but this pillow is amazing!!! You go girl!!
xxDaniella

April 4, 2011 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Debbie! Your pillow looks great! You are so talented that I'll bet you would be a great seamstress with just a little bit of practice...especially to do straight seams like the pillow! However, this is wonderful for a non-sewn pillow! Great looking-artsy with Pottery Barn glam! A winner!!! xxoo Diana

April 4, 2011 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger JamieS said...

I am a new follower! Thanks for the party... I need to make some new pillows to spruce up my outdoor sitting area, these are so cute!

April 4, 2011 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Erika . . . with a K said...

The pillow looks great, I love it!!

April 4, 2011 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

Happy Monday Debbie - i love the pillow you made. Especially the stenciling.

April 4, 2011 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger ERICA said...

I love your blog... and your cushions!!

April 4, 2011 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Love the pillows! Thanks for hosting today!

April 4, 2011 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

Love your pillow, you did a great job of it! Thanks for hosting the Newbie party. This week my post is not on crafting or DIY projects, but I thought you might get a chuckle from it. Diane

April 4, 2011 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Oops, sorry Debbie. I just re-read the guidelines :/

I think I was checking our your cute pillow, and got caught up in everyone's posts and just posted mine too....w/o reading the guidlines. I loved the pillow and I like that you have something for new for new bloggers! :)

--Katie
www.blah2beautiful.blogspot.com

April 4, 2011 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Pattie said...

OK Debbie, where do you find those stencil??? I never can find any like this...Do tell

Pattie

April 4, 2011 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger Jerri Neddermeyer said...

These pillows are so cool....I might need to do some of that kind of stenciling for pillows on my kitchen benches! Thanks for hosting the newbie party!

April 4, 2011 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger Val said...

You always amaze me!! I LOVE THE pillow and the writing on it...Genius. HUGS

April 4, 2011 at 11:01 AM  
Blogger Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

Wonderful pillow! Everything about it is lovely. I want to try this.

Ann-Marie

April 4, 2011 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger Lanell said...

Hi Debbie,
Posting my delicious Strawberry soup since Spring is in the air. Love the pillow. I just got my first cricut. Look out, my wheels are turning and the craftiness is hopefully going to give me some good results. Thanks for another fun party.

April 4, 2011 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Awesome pillow Debbie!!! I love it and I am going to have to get some stitch witchery stuff...thanks for an idea!

April 4, 2011 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

The pillow looks fabulous. Where did you buy the stencil and canvas? Cheers

April 4, 2011 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

Cute pillows! You did another great job, Debbie...Christine

April 4, 2011 at 3:12 PM  
Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Debbie, you are always so clever with your projects!

April 4, 2011 at 3:16 PM  
Blogger Ms. Bake-it said...

Love the pillow Debbie! That's my kind of sewing! I will have to add this to my to do list. I have a couple of pillows I want to make but the lack of a sewing machine was holding me back. I would love to make one similar to yours for the bench in my kitchen.

Thanks for the tutorial!

~ Tracy

April 4, 2011 at 4:01 PM  
Blogger Renegades said...

What a cute pillow idea!

This blog hop is a good one also!

April 4, 2011 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger Kaitlyn said...

Thanks for hosting a "newbie" party...I'm still fairly new and I love meeting other bloggers!

April 4, 2011 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Debbie this is so cool! I love the stencilling on the pillow and the fabric too!!! Great job for a non sewer!!

April 4, 2011 at 7:41 PM  
Blogger Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That pillow is just wonderful Debbie!
If you can do all that believe me, you could sew!
Very creative and would make a great addition to any home!
Hugs,
Cindy

April 4, 2011 at 7:55 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

I have been using Stitch Witchery for years. Why drag out the sewing machine when you can drag out the iron!

April 4, 2011 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Love it! Thanks for the great tips!

April 4, 2011 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger Tiaras & Bow Ties said...

Debbie, thanks for popping over and leaving a sweet comment! Makes my day. Thanks for havin' this newbie party for newbies like me!
Hugs,
Kim

April 4, 2011 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Your pillow is sooo cute! I may just have to try one of these, thanks for showing.

April 4, 2011 at 9:39 PM  
Blogger Vicky said...

Debbie...I added your link to my post. I had added your Blog Hop button to my blog itself.

Thank you for your sweet comments!


Vicky
Oil In My Lamp

April 4, 2011 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger Ann@StylishOnceAgain said...

I love your pillow. Great job and very unique!

April 4, 2011 at 10:12 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

What a fun, creative pillow! Congrats on the great about.com feature!

April 4, 2011 at 11:43 PM  
Blogger Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Debbie my friend this is so dang cute I really love this..maybe I'll steal it from you ha ha!! Love ya girl..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

April 4, 2011 at 11:44 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Debbie, you did a a fabulous job, looks like it came right out of a high end store, did baby cakes make it home OK?

Carol

April 5, 2011 at 12:43 AM  
Blogger Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Debbie, The pillow is wonderful and I love the stencil you used.
Hugs,
Sherry

April 5, 2011 at 1:22 AM  
Blogger Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Absolutely adorable! Did the stencil come from Walmart too?

April 5, 2011 at 6:26 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Wow, Debbie!! Your pillows are awesome!! You did a fabulous job! How smart to pull it together with twine like that! The perfect, no-sew pillow! :)

April 5, 2011 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger My Creative Intuitions said...

Love the pillow!! Thanks for hosting the Newbie Party!! =)

~Jan

April 5, 2011 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger Inspire Me Heather said...

Lovely pillows! I'm trying to pick out my *new* no-sew pillows and I sure like yours! Oh and I'm new here, glad I found ya!!

April 5, 2011 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

You gave such great instructions I think I could make those pillows. I love them, and there're so pricey in shops. Great Post.........just joined your list of followers.
Please stop by The French Hutch

~Emily

April 6, 2011 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger stefanie said...

its gorgeous!!!! have to try this, thanks!

April 6, 2011 at 12:33 PM  
Blogger Tauja Catchings said...

Just found your blog and I love it! Thanks for the awesome Newbie party-I'm linked up and ready to go! The pillows might just be one of my next projects!!

Thanks for the inspiration!

April 6, 2011 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

hey Deb, this pillow is just toooo cuuuute for words!!! Love your stenciled recipe. I would be sewing my pillow, since my momma taught me back when I was in 4th grade. I can't manage the stitchery glue thing... LOL

April 7, 2011 at 8:58 PM  

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