I’m Jessica and my blog is called Running With Scissors.I chose to share a project that includes a lot of different elements that reflect a lot of what I love right now; sewing, freezer paper stenciling, applique, and more recently decor as we bought our first house and I’ve been working on furnishing/ decorating it. My blog has recently been more decor oriented, with some furniture building/ makeovers, and lots of thrift store remodels. My favorite projects are usually ones that take junk and transform them into something great, all for the least amount of money possible.
I’m a stay at home mom to a toddler son, and wife to a hard working husband. I do have a little etsy shop, but lately it’s been pathetic and totally empty.
So on with my tutorial for today.
We’ll be making this bird pillow cover.
Many different ideas combined to inspire this pillow.
Here are a few:
Usually with applique, you reinforce the fabric with fusible interfacing, Heat N Bond, lots of starch, or I’ve even used a coffee filter in a pinch. Because these fabrics were thick and quite stiff, I didn’t reinforce them, but just sewed them straight on the pillow. If your leaves are quilting cotton, I’d recommend using one of the above reinforcing methods on the back.