We’re so excited for the launch of our new Tiny Prints Home Decor Collection. Today we bring you some inspiration on how to style your space in a fresh color palette of coral tones and metallic gold. Personalized pillows and bright decorative accents will pop in a white and gold space.
We are thrilled to have Marni from Haberdashery Fun show us how to embellish one of our custom pillows with pom pom trim.
Want to learn how to add pom pom trim to a Tiny Prints pillow? This tutorial is for you!
With summer ending, this is the perfect opportunity to make a pillow featuring a favorite family memory. Or do you have a child leaving for college? A pillow would make an awesome gift for that special someone who might get a little homesick. Add pom pom trim for that extra pizazz!
1. Tiny Prints pillow
2. Pom pom trim – 1 yard
3. Disappearing fabric ink pen
4. Sewing supplies – pins, thread, scissors, seam ripper, measuring tape
5. Fray Check – optional
6. Sewing machine
7. Iron and ironing board
All right.. let’s start sewing!
Step 1 – Remove the pillow insert and turn the pillowcase inside out. Measure the seam allowance on your pillow. It should be around 1/4″ – 3/8″. My pillow had a 1/4″ seam allowance.
Step 2 – Start at one end. Use the seam ripper and gently pull out the seams. There are 2 seams to remove. Do this step VERY GENTLY. The fabric is a loose weave and you need to be super careful during this stage. Repeat for the other end.
Step 3 – Start again at one corner. Use the seam ripper and seam rip 1/2″ – 1″ into the top and bottom seam. At the bottom edge, you will pull out a small portion of the seam that holds the invisible zipper. Repeat for each corner.
Step 4 – Remove all the lose threads. Iron the ends to help lay the fabric flat.
Step 5 – Follow the seam allowance you measured in step 1. Use the disappearing fabric ink pen and mark a dashed line across each end. This will help with trim placement.
Step 6 – Cut your pom pom trim to match the length of your pillow ends. Leave a little extra in length for wiggle room.
Step 7 – Lay the pom pom trim along the dashed line. The pom pom trim should face inwards. Pin in place. Adjust the needle position on your sewing machine and sew the pom pom trim in place. Sitch as close to the pom pom trim inside edge as possible. Press in place with an iron.
Step 8 – Make sure that there are no pom poms in the seam allowances. Cut off any pom poms that fall within the seam allowance.
Step 9 – Place the pillow ends together, right sides facing. The pom pom trim should be sandwiched between the fabric. Pin. Place into your sewing machine and stitch together. Follow your previous stitch. Backstitch. Remember to also close the top and bottom seams that you opened. Backstitch again at each end. Press the seams with an iron. Repeat for the other side.
Step 10 – Pull the pillowcase right side out and gently wiggle the pom poms and each corner into place. Press with an iron.
I’ve had our Tiny Prints pom pom pillow on display in the family room and my 2 year old decided it now belongs to him. Look how much he loves it!
That’s it for today. Happy Sewing.