Monday, June 6, 2011

Drop Cloth Pillow and Summer Tote/Fabric Giveaway Winner

Hello friends. Welcome back to my little corner of the blogosphere.
So...what does one do with all the little scraps of painters drop cloth that I have left from my slipcover projects?

I think a few pretty scrap pillows would be a great idea, don't you?
As a form, I used an old Christmas pillow that was way past it's prime.
Hint: Don't throw out those old outdated pillows!
They can be brought back to life with a pretty handsewn cover.
I cut an assortment of fabric scrap 3-4 inch strips and sewed them together on the long side.
The winding ruffle and flowers are just 2 inch strips of drop cloth and floral fabric. 
I simply ran a basting stitch and pulled the end thread to gather to the needed length.
I formed as I sewed to get the flower design.
I was not concerned with any detail or precise placement. 
A shabby, cottage look was my goal.
Yes we go with the piping sandwich once again.
You're getting to like this piping stuff, aren't you?
I made an easy overlapped sham style back. No zipper needed...I love that.
The piping adds a clean and professional look . 
The painters drop cloth fabric irons so nicely. It is very easy to get a beautiful crisp, linen like texture with a hot iron.

I think I will have find more chairs to slipcover, so I can put scrap pillows on them
It's a viscous circle I tell ya!
I bought these colorful and wide elastics for your hair.
They needed some dressing up, so back to my scrap pile...
Cutest hairbands ever!!!!
Ok...maybe not ever, but they are pretty cute.
I have so many scraps of drop cloth fabric, I see some new summer totes, zipper bags, pillows and aprons in my sewing future.
What would you creative ladies do with drop cloth scraps??
a little teaser pic
Please come back to see what I did with this Salvation Macy's 3X summer dress. for the results of my
 Summer Tote/Fabric Giveaway.
The first tote/fabric prize goes to....
Mar , who just bought her daughter a sewing machine. Perfect timing for the fabric, don't you think?
The second tot/fabric prize goes to...
Pomona, from the UK...looks like my tote will be making her debut along the quaint streets of a small English village. Say "hello" to the queen for me!

Ok ladies...please e-mail me your physical and e-mail addresses. I will be contacting you about fabric preferences.
I wish I could have given a tote to every one of you lovely bloggers. However with 115 entries here and 11 on The Hive (many follow my blog there), that is impossible.
I truly appreciated all of your kind and generous words.
You still have until June 7th to enter my Custom Slipcovers by Shelley How To DVD
You can find that post here .
Until next kind and stay creative.
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Little Blue Mouse said...

What a great way to use up scraps, the cushion looks lovely.

Congratulations to the winners!

Pomona said...

Thank you so much! You have cheered me up on a cold wet Monday, and I am so grateful for your kindness.

Pomona x

Leslie said...

Congratulations to Pomona & Mar ~ enjoy your lovely totes and fabric stash goodies ladies! Thanks for another fun giveaway Janet. <3

Jennifer Juniper said...

You know I love to use every little scrap of fabric, so I love this!

Aprons and More said...

Love the pillow! What a great way to recycle!

Katy :)

Mar said...

Wow, I never win anything...Melyssa will be thrilled...she is staying here in Corpus for the summer and will have lots of things to sew over the summer , thanks to you !

Linda said...

I bought my first drop cloth as fabric a few weeks ago and don't know what to do with it yet but I know it's very "in" to work with so I had to have it. It might have to wait til Fall since gardening has started. Best wishes and thanks for the tutorial. Linda

Kelly Massman said...

Beautiful pillow and congrats to your lucky winners!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh my what a beautiful pillow. I love this.
Congrats to these lucky winners.
Hope your having a great week.

the treat girl said...

Super duper cute!!!!! I am the queen of saving scraps and using them.....and those headbands are adorable too!

Anonymous said...

Wonderfully creative use for your scrap materials! The pillow is great.

Congratulations to the summer tote winners! Lucky ladies!!

abeachcottage said...

Great way to use scraps. The pillows look lovely.

Jill said...

Beautiful pillow! Great use of your scraps! Such pretty scraps too!!

I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
Have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Amy W. said...

Your pillow is "Oh! So Very Pretty"! Can't wait to see what you've done with the 3X dress! The fabric looks like silk, may I say again.."Can't wait"!!!
I am also as of today...the proud owner of my 1st Apron-ology magazine! Will be in the car tomorrow, traveling with hubby on a 1 day business while he's doing a meeting...I'll be elsewhere looking at this wonderful magazine, in which may I add....I would have never known of unless I had found your blog. So, Thank-you very much!!! :)

Joan said...

You're creativity with scraps has worked out well. In fact I think it is very pretty.
Thanks very much,

Jill said...

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

w said...

love the pillows.

also. WHAT!?!?! I DIDN'T WIN!?!?!