This is my 4th pillow for the SYTYC Thrift Store Challenge. This pin tucked design itself wasn’t that hard to do, but working with satin was kind of a pain, as well as photographing the satin!!! But it’s lovely.
Its a great wine color, again a color that matches my back-splash and the other pillows great. It also matches the color of my favorite picture frames! This was actually a bedsheet I found at my local thrift store! What a great find! AND I have plenty left an a few other ideas of what I could do with it!
I started doing the pin tucking in one corner of the bedsheet and working my way in until it was the right width to cover the pillow form I had. To start the pin tuck I pinched the area I wanted to work with, and stuck in the needle.
Then I folded the area over the needle, and pulled it all the way through, then stuck it into the fold, this time through 4 layers of fabric.
Next I wrapped the thread around the corner I created a few times. Then stuck the needle back in and finally knotted it! Then I moved over a few inches and did it again!
This is what it looked like when I got it large enough to fit over the pillow.
I cut another square the same size for the back.
Because satin frays SO badly I decided on a french seam. To do this you actually start with the WRONG sides together and sew around the pillow (leaving an open on one side- I picked the sides that both were already hemmed as my open side)
THEN turn the pillow around putting the RIGHT sides toether this time, and sew around the edges again (keeping the same opening.). This encases all the frayed edges inside so they won’t catch, fray or get pulled. Then turn it inside out again, SHOVE the pillow in and hand sew your opening closed!
Don’t forget to check out the tutorials for the other pillowsAshlee Marie by Email