Sunday, May 1, 2011

Selvage Pillow

Some time ago I had a post about some pillows I wanted to make.
This week I checked one out of my to do list! Here is how it turned out.
Since I found the Selvage Blog I wanted to make something "selvage".
I started collecting the selvages (fabric borders).
I had more than enough for a pillow.
First, I cut a piece of muslin  of the size I wanted for the finished pillow. Then, I started putting the selvages over it, overlapping the frayed edges until I was happy with the look.
 After that I used the rotary cuter to make the strips of fabric even with the muslin base.
Then I started  to sew the selvages on the muslin base. Sorry about the blurry picture.

It is an easy and fast project.
I made the back. I used a natural cotton fabric. After sewing front and back together, I turned it and inserted a pillow form.

Thanks for stopping by!
Ana Paula


  1. Thanks for stopping by and visiting :) This pillow came out really cute. I like how you used the printed word pieces. Good job! I'm your newest follower!


  2. What a neat idea!! I love visiting your blog, Ana Paula, because you always have such creative things to share with us. I love it when things that we would normally dispose of are used in a creative fashion.

  3. Everything you do is very beautiful, Ana Paula. It´s a great pleasure visiting your blog and knowing you were born in Brazil, such a wonderful country!!!
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  4. Now that is a cute idea.. so unique! I appreciate your stopping by.. I am a new follower.. love your blog.

  5. Who would have thought to use salvage fabrics for pillow? Great job, Ana! Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

  6. Ana Paula,
    I love this pillow. Doing something with selvages is on my list too. Now I'm inspired. I got here from the Selvage Blog. You are featured on her blog today. Way to go!

  7. I have been saving the salvage also but I don't know what I am going to do with them. I like this idea. It came out really nice. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Very cute pillow! I just started saving the salvages and I think this will be my first project!

  9. Your pillow has turned out beautiful. Makes me want to play with some selvage too.