Adorable Spring Pillow {Keeping It Simple}

Hello friends!

What an exciting day!  We are signing papers closing on our home this morning, and the moving truck arrives tonight!  I am excited, exhausted, and stressed all at the same time! But I can't wait to sleep in our new home for the very first time tonight.  Hopefully a lot gets done between now and then!

Today, Kaysi from Keeping It Simple is here sharing a very sweet spring pillow.  Kaysi is one of the sweetest bloggers I know!  You might know that I have a pillow obsession, so I love this fun tutorial!


Hi!!  I'm Kaysi from Keeping it Simple
I'm so excited to be here today!  I love Alison's blog!  She never ceases to amaze me with the crafts that she comes up with!!!

One of my favorite things to make are pillow covers.  I love to make one for each season, they are easy to make and easy to switch out each season.  Now that spring is here, it's time to have bright colors and flowers every where :).  So I made this pillow to brighten up my living room.

This is how I made it:
1) I had an extra crib sheet, so I used that for the white fabric.  I cut three pieces, one for the front and then two for the back.  I cut them 24"x15", 14"x15" and 16"x15".
2) Then I cut out 4x4 squares and then ironed them onto fabric interfacing.
3) Using my CAMEO, I cut some flowers out of the fabric.
Here are the flowers all cut out.  I wish I would have made them an inch bigger...
4) I ironed the flowers onto the fabric.
5) Next I took an old shirt that I got from a garage sale (mostly for the color of the shirt, it never fit me well).  I cut it into 3/4 inch strips.
6) Using elastic thread, I sewed them into ruffles.
7) I pinned the ruffles onto the fabric to make stems and leaves.
8) I sewed the ruffles and flowers on.
9) I put the back two pieces on to the front, overlapping them.  Then I sewed all four sides.
10) I flipped it inside out and then put a pillow in it.  Super easy!
Here's a close up of the flowers.
Thanks for having me today Alison!!
Stop by my blog anytime, I always love new friends!

Keeping it Simple


I love those ruffles!  I know you will love some more of Kaysi's spring ideas:

Easter wreath, 2x4 Spring Characters, Crafty wood cut-outs 


Have a VERY happy weekend!


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  1. So excited for you! We currently rent our house and hope to buy one of our own in the next couple of years so I totally understand where you are coming from! Hope the move goes smoothly and things get organized fast! Can’t wait to see pics!
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  2. I’ve never heard of elastic thread– I will look for it at the store. What a lovely pillow!
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  3. Aww, that pillow was really cute 🙂
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