Sunday, May 27, 2012

Scrapbuster Pillow

Every now and then I take a look in my scrap  bin of fabric and think that I should be doing something with all of those tiny, neglected pieces. Most of them are from dresses, tops and skirts that I've made for Gray, so there are beautiful colors and patterns.

Last week I sat down and started randomly cutting the pieces into strips, then sewing 4 of 5 together to form kind of a square. Then I took a 5" square and cut them down to the same size. After flipping them around in a few different patterns, I decided on a simple patchwork pillow for Gray's bed. I LOVE how it turned out!


All of the random matchings of fabrics, patterns, and colors are beautiful and I'm reminded of her clothes when I look at it.

The pillow took no time to make, so I'll definitely be making a sort-of matching one later so she'll have a couple. It looks so sweet and girly in her bed too.

I used a simple pink and white polka dot fabric for the back. Gray loves it because it's PINK! I hate pink...but she loves it, so I'll indulge her.

Sometimes sitting down and sewing with no real project in mind is really soothing and fun.
 And it's great to see what comes out of it!


  1. This is sooo cute! Love all the patterns and colors.. what a great way to use up all your scraps! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @
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  2. Aww this looks really cute. I did a similar thing making draft excluders with my scraps. - really good way to use them up.

  3. I love it! I may try this project whenever I decide to experiment with sewing again... :-)

  4. I love how you used all your scraps! Awesome!

  5. It looks great! I should really be doing something with my scraps too, my scrap basket is overflowing!

  6. Looks fantastic! I definitely need to use up my scraps, the basket is overflowing!

  7. Very cute. I agree about it being fun to sew without a plan sometimes.

  8. What a great way to use your scraps! Looks fantastic!!!

  9. that turned out very cute - I never thought of a pillow, looks very nice.

  10. I love it too! Scraps can be beautiful! Love how you tied in the front to the back :)


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