It’s time for a show of hands! Who likes details? Little, special, unexpected details?
Maybe it’s the sprinkles and extra icing on the cupcake.
Or the adorable little flower painted on your summer pedicure.
Or that sweet little love note hidden in your child’s lunchbox along with the pb&j in the shape of a heart.
I happen to love details. Adding special details to my sewing projects.
Not all projects can handle the pressure of that added special touch but some are just screaming…Make me special!
I decide to create a series all about “Lovin’ Those Little Details”. These posts may or may not always appear on the same day each week but they will always include little details you can add to your pillows, curtains, window treatments or home decor to make that next project extra special!
The first in this series are the details found on this crewel work pillow. I found this gorgeous piece of vintage crewel art work in Canton, Texas years ago. And fell in love with it immediately! It was a loose piece that appeared to have been framed at one time or another and was screaming “make me a pillow”!
With all these pinks, lavenders and tangerines it matches NOTHING in my bedroom but I keep it in there anyway. It’s still one of my favorites.
I used a piece of cotton in a similar color to make a large 4″ ruffle around the outer edge.
The special details are found when you take a peek at the back. I love that they’re not immediately apparent.
Who says buttons have to match? The colors and styles of the buttons used here mimic the flowers in the crewel work.
The back of the pillow is made to look like the buttons are functional but actually they’re not. It’s all for show. My favorite part is the tiny ruffle detail along the faux placket.
I’ve used this ruffle detail on pillows, along the upper edge of cafe curtains and floor length panels as well as lampshades and Christmas stockings.
Just imagine the possibilities! Where would you use button and tiny ruffle details?
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