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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Rug Hooked Pillow top





I have finished the top piece for a pillow. Here are samples of the different phases. First, I draw my pattern. I really like creating it myself, then I can alter it and change it as I go if I want.
I had some little circles in the background that I decided to take out because it seemed like it made my piece too busy.
The finished piece is 12 x 12 inches. You can tell it is slightly changed from the original. I love how the pieces take on their own personality as you hook them.
Now here's the hard part. I need to make it into a pillow and I don't know how. I could sew the wool flannel on the back, stitch it up and add a pillow form on the inside. Only I want to be able to clean it as time goes on so I would like to be able to take the pillow part out. I don't sew (much) so I don't know how to make zipper enclosures. Any other ideas?????

7 comments:

Melissa & Emmitt said...

hi tara!
bummmer....all i can see are red x's for the pictures. i am not an experienced sewer but maybe you can make a flap enclosure to pull the pillow forn out of.
xo
m

Sweet Petunia said...

She turned out sooo cute. You can creaet a back like those on shams. Two pieces that overlap in the middle by about an inch and then the form can come out. I'll have to see if I have a book or article with a picture when I get back from my trip.

How is your fancy hook? I have all my stuff and now just want to take an intro class with Sharon.

Tara Ross Studios said...

Hi Lisa,
Yes, that would be a good idea, I need some instructions. But from what you told me I think I could figure it out on my own,,,,maybe?

The hook i got was too big, she is sending me another one this week.

Come to our rug hooking group and sharon could show you then.

shebaduhkitty said...

http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/how-to-zipper-pillow-cover-1485.html

http://sewing.about.com/od/homedecprojects/ig/Free-Pillow-Patterns-/Zipper-Back-Pillow.htm

here is a couple links with instructions

art spirit said...

Love the photos...she looks great! love the hat!

Tara Ross Studios said...

thank you for the links......i'm off to go check them out!

Thanks Mary!!!!!
I've already started another doll.

bLu eYd YoGi said...

fun stuff you got goin on here!
LOVE.
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