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I hope you’re not getting sick of me showing you all my projects with burlap yet. I am loving it and since I was given a nice big piece for free I haven’t even had to buy any yet.
You may remember this post from last year. The oldest girl needed a “box” to collect her Valentines in last year and this is what we came up with.
She worked really hard and in the end we had this darling bag for her to use to collect all those goodies.
This year she didn’t really need the bag and I was pretty sure I could turn it into something I would LOVE even more and would last a while so I did.
The process was very simple. I cut the burlap to the size we wanted and then I used my surger and sewed around all the ends. If you don’t have a surger you can use your sewing machine and do what I did for the Be Mine Burlap Banner.
Once I had the ends all sealed I ironed it in half and then used a straight stitch to sew up the sides. Once I was done with that I put her to work with a large needle and a thicker twine I had that was red and she did a long running stitch all the way around to give it the extra dash of red.
Once all of that was done we grabbed a piece of red furry fleece that I had and she cut out a heart shape. We used wonder under to attach it to the burlap. We did it a few times to make sure it was well attached and it’s held up well over the past year.
In order to turn it into a pillow I just cut off the handle, stuffed it with stuffing and used a straight stitch to close up the top of the
bag pillow. Since I wanted the white stitching to show this was an incredibly simple project!
Pretty fun right? I was surprised at how willing she was to let me turn her bag into a pillow. I think she likes knowing it will be around for quite a while.
If I was going to make it a pillow from the start I would have also used the white thread around the bottom but I wasn’t willing to either, take out the red stitching along the bottom and re-do it or risk running over it with the surger so I just left it how she did it.
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Have a wonderful day! I’ve got a few more crafts up my sleeve. Hopefully I’ll get to share those SOON!
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