Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Pair of Tasseled Pillows

Ready for another sewing project from the "Week of Mom"?
She and I worked together to create 2 new accent pillows for the bed in my guest room, made from fabric I purchased while in Copenhagen.
After constructing 2 12" x 16" pillows from this fabric, Mom and I added a pair of black and olive yarn tassels to each corner of the pillows. The tassels brought some much-needed contrast to the bed while also tying in black and olive green accents from the Lulu DK fabric headboard.

Tassels are pretty simple to make but, first, here's what I needed to make them:
1) a skein of yarn (I used Lion's Brand acrylic yarn in black and olive)
2) scissors

Want to see how to make a tassel in 5 easy steps?
 Now that the tassels are complete, take the extra yarn at the top of the tassel and use a large embroidery needle to sew it through to the inside corner of the pillow. Knot the extra yarn several times inside the pillow.
And, like that, the project was complete!
The dash of color at each corner make the pillows feel extra special, don't they?
I like that the pattern reminds me of our trip to Denmark and the tassels reminds me of spending time creating things with Mom. Talk about a one-of-a-kind accent.

8 comments:

  1. Really creative and cute! The tassel also mimics the pattern in your lulu dk fabric!

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  2. So cute! You are too clever, and I'm so impressed that you and your mom do projects like this together. Not sure my mom could handle it. And I'm catching up with commenting, so I just wanted to tell you how much I adore that ticking stripe table skirt you and your mom made too!

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  3. What a fun idea! Love the cute olive green color with the fabric.

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  4. So cool! They are the perfect finishing touch for your new pillows. Loving that room, btw.

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  5. These are adorable! What a fun souvenir from your tip too!

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  6. I love this! Such a cute idea!!

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