Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Vintage Crewel Fabric Pillows

I have been kind of obsessed with vintage crewel fabrics lately. I love the 3-D effect of the chunky embroidery on a linen background. They usually have interesting and colorful floral patterns too. I decided to dress up my living room with a few crewel pillows. I already had the feather inserts, so I used the crewel fabric to make removable covers.

The first pillow came from a vintage Romann & Stroheim fabric sample (sad there was only enough for one pillow) that I purchased on ebay for $.99 plus shipping! It came with another sample that I did not like as well. What a deal! They were so cheap because some of the dye from the embroidery had bled onto the linen. I figured, for a dollar, it was worth a try and the dye came out when I laundered them with a little stain stick. I backed the cover with some plain linen and made ties for closure on the back.






I made two more pillow covers with vintage crewel fabric sold by the yard on ebay. I only needed one yard for the two pillows, so it did not cost me too much. I added some pom pom trim for the edging and an envelope closure on the back. I love the moss green linen backround of this fabric.


See what I mean about the vintage crewel embroidery? Isn't it gorgeous?




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9 comments:

Kelli said...

Okay. For some reason I can't get my comments to show up so I'm sorry if I'm repeating this! But I love love the pillows. You did a fabulous job!

Deborah said...

Oh it is gorgeous!!
Love the textured look of them...
No wonder you love them so!! :)

Deborah xo

decor4poor@blogspot.com said...

Those look great. I love that fabric!!!!! Did you receive your code for the CSN giveaway I had?

Cathy @ The Far Fifty said...

So beautiful! I love the colours of the first one, so gorgeous, great job!

Deborah said...

Thanks Amanda for your sweet thoughts on the shutters...I'm happy!
You are a dear!

Deborah xo

MiniBinoy said...

Woww!! I like anything vintage..These pillows really look gorgeous!!Are u interested in cross stitch..? If so pls visit my profile,
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