Thursday, April 21, 2011

yarn pillow

I had purchased several skeins of yarn to make yarn eggs but then I realized that Easter is only a few days away. I'm too late to decorate this year! I didn't want all that pretty yarn to sit unused for a whole year so I picked a few spring-y colors...


Cut them slightly longer than the top piece of my pillow...


Sewed over each end and the center to anchor the yarn...


Then stitched back and forth many times with coordinating thread. Trimmed the yarn...


Sewed the back pieces to the front. Turned it right side out and popped in a pillow. Easy peasy!


I'm loving the texture!



25 comments:

Chris said...

Wow, that is really cool. I agree, the texture is awesome, and I love the colors you chose. Fun idea!

Tammy @ she wears flowers said...

What a fun idea! You never cease to amaze me!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

It is very cool - love all the texture!

merathon said...

yeah, in true SNL form, this is "pretty cool." i never in a million years would have thought of making something like this, which is why you have an amazing blog and i do not! i'm glad i have you to steal ideas from! :)

Suzie said...

love this!

Tricia said...

Such a fun idea, and I'm in desperate need of some updated throw pillows. The stitching really MAKES it.

dandee said...

Oh, this is awesome! So original, and I love the colors too.

Marisa said...

I love the look, and so easy! Let us know when you wash it. . .

Jenni said...

So cool... I love the colors.

Lynne said...

Is that ever neat! I love your pillow. Fabulous!!

jen said...

ooh, i like this too. i'll have to add that to my list of projects.

SaRaH said...

Love this!

Tanya said...

Love your colours, but what a great way to use of scraps, too!

Anonymous said...

Do you think it would handle the washing machine? I'm doing a crazy baby blanket, and that would look so cool as a section!

Lauralee said...

wow the possibilities with this! So amazing.

Mikalah said...

That is amazing! I have never seen something like this, what a fabulous idea! Also, a good way for me to use up all the yarn I bought when I had visions of becoming a great knitter...

Erin said...

I am not sure how it will do in the wash. The yarn is really stitched down. I don't think it's going anywhere. Maybe I will throw it in the wash today and see how it does...

Erin said...

Erin, you are so fab. That pillow is awesome!

Jess said...

I loove this pillow! so inventive Erin!

carrie @ brick city love said...

Love it!! Looks really cool.

Kimberellie said...

CRAZY clever idea! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!

Colette said...

so cute! what a great idea

eldonandlauren said...

WOW that is awesome!!! Thanks for such a cool idea.... will have to go try this one :D

AuntieJaks.com said...

I was just wondering if you ever did wash it to see how it held up in the washing machine? I think I wanna make a few of these myself!!!

Erin said...

@auntiejaks- YES! I have washed the pillow (and another I made) several times and they haven't changed a bit! Just to be safe I turned the pillow cover inside out while in the wash so nothing could catch the yarn.

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