Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Seamless Grain Sack Pillow

I finished the seamless grain sack pillow the other day and finally listed it on Etsy yesterday.

Here are the photos:

While the grain sack was washed, the original staining to the piece is still visible, however I feel that adds character and believability to the history of this pillow cover.

As stated earlier, I scanned in the image of grain sack advertising from a 1906 Montgomery Ward Catalogue and printed fabric at Spoonflower.  I used that fabric for the back of this pillow cover.

I constructed the back in the envelope style and added vintage red and white bias trim to the opening.  The trim was still in its' original packaging, so it was in very good condition.  Four buttonholes were created and 4 vintage white buttons were placed to help keep the back securely closed.  I then added my name tag to the back and wa-la, a finished cover!

I'm pretty tickled with the results. It was my first time using thin bias trim and the second time creating buttonholes on my sewing machine.

Many more projects are rolling around my noggin', but this is my newest creation.  I printed a fat quarter of the grain sack advertisement, but I ordered 2 more yards yesterday since I still have a few seamless sacks in my stash.  Yay!

Here is the link to the listing:

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