I seem to be thinking denim this week--
maybe because it's such a part of "farm fashion" and farm style. . .
My favorites remain the plain and simple ones, with little decoration--maybe a button cover or pin. Yet, at times, I wanted a little more and began to decorate the pillows to reflect my whim. . .
Shabby Chic. . .
Western Cowgirl. . .
(I lived in Texas for a time. . .)
Bow ties or regular men's ties. . .
Whatever your decor, these pillows will fit right in. In fact, any shirt or blouse could be used. Try plaids for the fall or a silky blouse for spring. The possibilities are endless.
Gather supplies together. Denim shirts (children's shirts work the best), old pillows, safety pins. That's all you'll need for the basic pillow.
Decide how you'd like to decorate them and gather those items together, too.
Don't cut the shirts to fit the pillow. . .
Stuff the shirt with the pillow. . .
Button it up. . .
Safely pin under the back collar. . .
Fold bottom of shirt up. . .
and safety pin. . .
Now, pull the sleeves to the back. . .safety pin them. . .
That's all there is to it. . .now you're ready to decorate. . .
Don't you love how simple this is?
Of course, if you're making one for a gift, you'll probably want to cut the shirt to fit
and stitch it up the way your home ec teacher taught you.
But, for a quick change, try it the easy way. . .
It'll take you 30 minutes tops. . .
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