accent pillow case baby burlap home and living Bow Pillow Sewing Tutorial customized gifts for mom

I’;ve had a fun time the last few months sewing up some samples from my new fabric line Derby Style. ?While I still have a lot more ideas than time when it comes to sewing with this new line, I have been able to get a few things done that I’;m really excited about.

Today I’;m going to share with you how to make the pillow with the large bow (the one with the pink houndstooth fabric). ?It sews up quickly and you can make a bunch if you want! (the tutorial for the blue pillow was shared on Riley Blake Designs blog last weekaccent pillow case baby burlap home and living, watch for it to repost here soon).

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You’;ll need:

6″; x 16″; piece of Fabric (Derby Style Bow Tie Print)

5″; x 16″; piece of Fabric (Pink Houndstooth)

6″; x 16″; piece of Fabric (Derby Style Horseshoe print)

16″; x 16″; piece of fabric for the back

5 1/2″; x 18″; piece of fabric for bow

6″; x 6″; piece of fabric for bow knot

16″; pillow form

1 package of piping

Begin by sewing the 3 16″; strips together with 1/4″; seam allowance, the houndstooth print in the center. ?Press seams open.

On the 5 1/2″; x 18″; piece of fabric turn under the raw edges on the 18″; sides 1/4″; and hem. ?Press.

Pin the bow to the pillow front and gather up the center a bit and place a pin. When you get the bow the way you like it pin it to the edges of the pillow and baste in place. Trim off any excess bow fabric. (Don’;t remove the pin).

Attach piping to the outside of the pillow front, if you need help with this use this tutorial.

Sew the pillow front to the pillow back leaving an opening in the bottom to turn the pillowcase right side out. ?Insert pillow from and hand stitch closed.

To make the knot for the bow. Take the 6″; x 6″; piece of fabric and fold it in half and stitch with 1/4″; seam allowance. Turn right side out and press with the seam in the center. ?Fold piece over the center bow and position as you like. Hand stitch in place.

Watch for Derby Style to hit stores in January!!

This light, fresh table runner by BERNINA Ambassador Nancy Mahoney is oh-so-easy to make and is sure to brighten any summer table. The bright, cool colors from Timeless Treasures were the inspiration for this refreshing table runner. Rotary cutting makes the Four Patch and Frame blocks quick and easy to make. Machine embroidery add the perfect touch to the circle blocks and is super easy using the BERNINA Circular embroidery attachment #83.

I love traditional rugs, but they can be?so?expensive. 5?years ago, I started my search for a traditional rug, it was eye opening. So many wool rugs are in the thousands, especially if you want anything sizable. Fortunately, I was able to find the exact rug I was seeking for significantly less by using these tips?and have been able to find a few other quality wool rugs like this one, but so many exceed my budget given the three young girls and old pup that run around our house.

You may not believe it but spring is just around the corner and with it will come an excited handful of new design trends that will lift you and your home out of the doldrums. But if you can’t wait and would like a sneaky peek at what is going to be big in spring 2009, we have included just for you collection of trends that are certain to be huge this year. Just don’t tell anybody that you heard it here!