Thursday, September 08, 2011

A Give-Away and Button Pillow Number 2 !

Last week I told you about a Fall Pillow with handcrafted wooden buttons that I made for my daughter and promised that I would show you its companion pillow this week. This second pillow is truly one of the easiest pillows you could ever make. It's an 18 inch pillow with a simple 2 1/2 inch vertical tuck that is tacked down by three large 2-inch homemade wooden buttons! {If you'd like to learn how to make your own wooden buttons, go here.}


Like the first pillow, this second pillow is so simple that it doesn't need a tutorial, but I'll go ahead and give you the measurements for the front of the pillow in case you'd like to replicate it. You'll need to decide how you want to finish the pillow to determine the measurements for the back piece of the pillow.


For the front of the pillow you will need a piece of fabric 19 inches x 24 inches. The fabric I chose for this pillow was bought at Hancock Fabrics from their drapery/upholstery fabric. It's a lime green Herringbone.  It's luscious, rich texture is perfect for the fall and winter months.

I also cut a piece of fusible fleece the same size as the front of the pillow and fused it to the wrong side of the fabric before I made the tuck. Adding a piece of fusible fleece to the front of the pillow makes all the difference. When it is applied to the front fabric of a pillow it makes the end product have a much more professional look.


You will need to sew a vertical tuck in the fabric that is 2 1/2 inches wide {a total of 5 inches is needed for the front and back of the tuck}. When the tuck is complete, you'll have a piece of fabric that is 19 inches by 19 inches.

 
Finish the pillow by attaching the back of the pillow to the front using 1/2 inch seams on all sides to make your 18 inch square pillow.


{Now for the fun part -- the Give-Away!}

By leaving a comment below you will be entered into a give-away to receive your very own handcrafted wooden buttons -- made by mwaaaa {yours truly}. The winner will receive 3 two-inch buttons and nine 1-inch buttons. With those in your hot little hands the winner will be set to make the pillow I featured in this post AND the pillow I featured last week. How's that for fantastic!!! {Please note that both of these pillows can easily be made by a novice sewer.} Just follow the steps below...


No anonymous comments please. I need an email address or accessibility to a public blog in order to contact you if you win! This contest will run until midnight Wednesday, September 14th. On Thursday morning, September 15th, the winner will be announced.  Good luck!

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46 comments:

Stephanie Mosselman said...

I would LOVE to win this give-away! thanks for offering it. these buttons would look amazing on my handmade handbags.

Sandy said...

I would so love to win...those buttons are adorable, and I want to make both of those pillows! Thank you for the giveaway :)

Melanie said...

I love these pillows are I love your blog!!!! Thanks for sharing!!

The Clayburn Family said...

Your pillows are beautiful! Love the buttons too!
maclayburn@juno.com

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

Hi, Suzanne
I just love those pillows and the handmade buttons. One question..how do you sew a vertical tuck? My sewing skills and basic/minimal and I've never done that before.

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

that should have been "are" instead of "and" ... ooops!

Avalon said...

I love those buttons. So cute!

Brooke Kenny said...

I would love to win this giveaway!!
Love your blog! I am now following you!
babblingsandmore@gmail.com

~Brooke~

brooke_kenny@hotmail.com

krazgrl said...

Suzanne you make the cutest things. I always look forward to seeing your projects. When I saw your first button pillow I showed my husband in hopes that he would make me some of those cute buttons. So far....nada! RATZ!! Hopefully I'll have a little more luck here. :o) Keep all of your beautiful projects coming.

Adin B said...

That pillow is so beautiful and those buttons, adorable! :)

Adin B
myholypondhill(at)yahoo(dot)com

Susi said...

I do not sew much but I love the pillow and those buttons are adorable.

andyb said...

i would LOVE to win this! i just got new furniture and this would look great. thanks for the giveaway!

pamb said...

I love the classic look of the pillows, and the fabulous update of your gorgeous wooden buttons!! What a great way to start fall!! Thanks for offering the great giveaway!

Annie-Savor This Moment said...

Gorgeous pillows! And the wooden buttons give such a classic flair to it. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sourkraut said...

Fantastic giveaway! The buttons and the pillows look great. I can only imagine what beauties I could create myself with those buttons.

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Suzanne,
I always enjoy looking at what you create! Those buttons are beautiful!
~Ann

chris said...

Ooh! You are so generous. I'd be thrilled just to win the buttons. thanks!

Krystal said...

oh oh, pick me! You are an amazing seamstress and always blow me away with your creations, but these button pillows are extra fun! (and look easy enough that I might be able to pull them off!)

annemarie said...

FI absolutely love these buttons - I would love for the chance to win. I am in need of new sofa pillows and these buttons would be the perfect extra something to make the pillows standout!

Lila said...

oh yeah....I'd love to win those buttons!!! I'm an okay sewer...but I bet I could make those pillows! Thanks for the opportunity to win! Lila

Mia said...

That herringbone fabric is gorgeous! Makes me so excited for fall.

Jboo said...

Oh wow -- gorgeous!!! Would love to win!!

Janet

nightowl said...

The buttons add such a unique touch.
Would love to make the pillow.

winit6 at hotmail dot com

Julie said...

These buttons would be just the incentive I need to make the pillows I have purchased fabric for, but have yet to get to. LOVE your creativity--always!

Wood, paper, glue and nails said...

Oh my goodness!
I love your blog! You are so crafty!
Everything you touch is wonderful!
The pillows are fab! And the buttons are the cutest things I have ever seen! I would be honored to win them.
I stalk your blog! Almost daily! And I have told all my friends!
LeAnn
ll.hammond@hotmail.com

Hama Roska said...

I've been scouting the neighborhood for branches just for buttons. I'd love to win your buttons. I love the idea and it's such a nice finishing touch. Thanks! emilyroska@gmail.com

Bev C said...

Hello Suzanne,
Thank you for the opportunity to win some stunning buttons.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Shannon said...

I love this pillow! The fabric is great and the buttons finish it beautifully!

Grammie/Mom said...

I enjoy reading your blog. I'd love to win the buttons and try to make a pillow to use them on. Thank you.

Ruth
ruthann46@aol.com

The White Silk Purse (Dana) said...

Green is my very favorite color! LOVE your new pillow. And, thank you for offering buttons as a prize.

Southern Gal said...

I really love those buttons on those pillows!

sewhappy said...

Hi!
I just found your blog...again. I love all of your great projects. The cosmetic bag with the bunting will be on my Chrismtas list for gift making and giving. :)
The pillows are chic, and elegant. The buttons would be fantastic for pillows at my house. vbg
Thanks for the chance to win!

Staci J said...

Oh these are darling!! Thanks for the chance to win:)
staci@justsewsassy.com

Nanbran said...

The buttons are wonderful...I would love to win them and copy your beautiful fall pillows!

Deebi27 said...

I was looking around at some wood from a tree my hubby just cut down to make some buttons. Nothing small enough for me to have some button fun from. Maybe the next tree!

Thankz, Deebi27, deebi27@tds.net

Grateful Gramma said...

Those would look great on my couch! Keeping my fingers crossed.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

You are always inspiring.

Maybe I need to make some new cushions for my couch.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Beverly said...

I have 'borrowed' lots of your ideas. My daughter-in-law and I have been crafting pillows lately and your look helped us to get out of a jam. When we didn't have quite enough fabric in one piece to make the back, we put two smaller pieces together and closed it with wooden buttons we bought. Wish we had seen this post before and 'borrowed' the button idea completely! Here's a link to my blog: http://outoftheblue-beverly.blogspot.com/

rachelsreef said...

Love it! Super cute! :)

Joanne said...

I LOVE the pillow and those buttons are amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!
Joanne xo

Simply AJ said...

Beautiful pillow and those buttons are amazing! AJ

queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com

Sandra said...

would love to try and make these pillows. I don't sew but they look pretty easy. Thanks for all the cute ideas.

Joy Burkhart said...

Love your pillows and the buttons are amazing! Would love to have a few of them.
XoXoXo
Joy

Julie and Jill said...

Love, Love, LOVE those pillows! I absolutely love the buttons too and so want to win them. You are amazing and I love your blog. Thanks for sharing!

Jill

Tanya said...

I would love to win these buttons. They are so adorable. Thanks for the chance to win.

Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers said...

Those buttons are amazing!!!!!