Tuesday, July 28, 2009

~PILLOW and SACHET MAKING TIPS~ Creating Keepsakes From New and Vintage Finds

Accented with Vintage Millinery Blooms

I made my first "Pillow" when I was just a little bitty girl. However, years would pass before I would ever attempt to make one to sell. I can still remember the first ruffled beauty I sold, too! It was a tiny little thing, a special order made for a friend's new baby girl.

Since that day I've learned a thing or two about just HOW to make a "Stress-Free Pillow". I'm going to be changing some things around on my Blog this week and removing the PILLOW and SACHET MAKING TIPS information sheet I've had running since last January. In order for you to be able to reference back to it later on, I'm opting to place it into a POST with a LINK directly to the original instruction sheet. I've included some photographs of some of my past Pillow and Sachet Offerings in hopes you will be inspired to create some beautiful treasures of your own! These photos are for reference and not for publishing.

Pretty Vintage Ribbons - New and Old Finds

This very dainty Sachet Pillow was SOLD a few months ago on my Website (which is currently down for construction). It was fashioned using vintage Damask in pure white and accented with mostly vintage millinery blooms. Easy to make and simply a precious keepsake gift... Basic sewing instructions can be found on the Tutorial...just omit the ruffle!

Old Catherine Klein Postcard

This little Sachet Pillow was again made using a self-printed vintage image. I plan on doing a future Tutorial on just HOW to PRINT ON FABRIC using your own Ink Jet Printer sometime in August...


This is a picture of my most favorite Image Pillow I've ever sold! It went to a sweet lady in Italy...one of my dearest customers...


Be watching for the PRINTING ON FABRIC TUTORIAL coming up next month. I've tried MANY different methods and used several different products and I hope to lead you in the right direction for fashioning your own images into keepsake pillows and sachets...

Blessings to you as you continue to create with the talent and passion gifted to you by the Most High...Rebecca


Unknown said...

Hi Rebecca, I love you tutorials and want to try my hand at it.

I too have been tweaking the blog and tutorials. Takes so much time but I hope it is worth it. Like you, I want the information to be easily found for those that wish to have it.

Your upcoming tutorial for printing on fabric is one I am anxiously awaiting! I'm dying to try it. I am tooooo ashamed to show my horrid disasters! haha!


Eclectic Chic Style said...

You're the sweetest sharing your tips and tricks with us, can't wait for the printing on fabric tutorial, speak slowly, it takes me awhile to figure them out sometimes. lol!! Hope you're having a super week so far.
♥ Teresa

DeeDee said...

Your creations astonish me..They are truely beautiful...I couldn't imagine making such treasures...I cannot wait to see the tutorial on this.

Anonymous said...

I love making sachets. It has been awhile, but after seeing yours I think I will start making them again as soon as I clean some closets out this week. I love putting the sachets in drawers and hanging them on door knobs.


Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

How fun! I didn't realize that you printed them yourself! Rebecca you continue to inspire me!
Bless you sweet lady, I'll be waiting for the tutorial!!

Melissa/Piney Rose said...

These are lovely! Have you found The Vintage Workshop yet? Aside from their wonderful vintage images, they sell ready-to-print fabric sheets.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Rebecca!
I can hardly wait for the tutorial on printing from my computer. How exciting is that. I love the little girt sleeping. She is my favorite of all. Thanks so much for sharing with us. It is so wonderful to come here and see what you have done each day. You have opened my eyes in so many directions. Thank you Rebecca. Have a wonderful blessed day. Country Hugs, Love, Sherry

Anonymous said...

I love to use my printer for fabric. Several years ago I did a photo for my elderly uncle of his family as a child. That would be My Grandmother, grandfather & my Mother & him in the early 1940's. I did a pillow & when I presented it to him that Christmas he cried. OMGoodness... we all cried as my Mom had just passed away. He still has it on his bed.
Love the post!! Brought back a precious memory....

June said...

Hello sweet Rebecca,
I love the beauty that you create. These are so lovely. Thanks for all the tips you share with us wannabes. I think that the way you share the talents that God has given you shows how gracious you really are. I'm listening to your piano music right now and I don't want to leave. Just move me if I get in your way.

Dixie said...

I absolutely love your creations!

Texas blessings.. Dixie

blushing rose said...

Rebecca ~ It is such enjoyment to just view your creations, as I sip my tea in the morn. Have a beautiful day ... & TYSM. Hugs, TTFN ~Marydon

Lisa said...

I just found your blog and have spent the better part of an hour happily strolling through! I can't wait for the printing tips. My sister did one pillow for me with a cherished image but we were interested in other techniques and applications. Thank you for such a beautiful place to visit. I'll be back soon!

blushing rose said...

Whoppee! I got your giveaway up, Rebecca. TY, TTFN ~Marydon

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your tips with us. I found your pillow making instructions to be most helpful. Look forward to more!

God Bless!

icandy... said...

Hello there! I'm sooo happy that I stopped by...you have such a beautiful place here! I'll be back!
Christina :)

Anonymous said...

I love all your ideas & it's so pretty here.

I did leave a link on my page for the drawing. I just am not use to all of this...it's very nice!



Deanna said...

I love your sauchet pillow with ribbon and flowers!!! So very pretty.
They are all nice, but really am fond of this one.
Blessings tou you,

Tara said...

Your pillows are beautiful! Hope you have a gorgeous day!

Anonymous said...

When life slows down just a tad for us, I'll be back to making more of these. I find the sachet pillows to be my favorites mostly due to the versatility they allow. Shelf, dresser, doorknob etc. I just love them.

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Thanks for your tutorial on your pillows, it is so clear. You gave me some good tips that I will try. I have always loved your pillows and the little train cases your make. I even bought me a ruffler so I could make one. It came far short of yours, but it was a start. I love to paint the train cases. Still amazed at your beautiful studio and your talent.
Hope you are having a blessed day.

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Your pillows are all so different from one another, but still ALL are beautiful. How wonderful you are to offer a tutorial for other "crafty, artistic" women such as yourself:-)

Brenda Pruitt said...

Oh, such sweet and dainty little pretties! I haven't made pillows in some time. Used to make patchwork and crazy quilt pillows. You go, girl!

Caroline said...

I love your pillows Rebecca. Very pretty. I can only sew square pillows with a straight line. I haven't attempted ruffles and such. Looks complicated!

Vicki said...

Your pillows and sachets are wonderful! I am lucky to have one of your sweet pillows! I always say a girl can't have too many pillows. Check out my blog. I have a banner now!!!

My Vintage Studio said...

I found your blog while visiting another this evening...lucky for me! Your blog is beautiful...your art and creations are wonderful.

BTW, I met your sister and niece on their way to your daughter's wedding...at a tea room in TN. Your family is blessed!

I would love to have my name entered in your blog give away. Thank you!

Tanza said...

Hi my sweet Ms.. ~r~,
Don't forget meee !! Your little ~tea~ friend.. wants another heart !!The problem with me, is I want everything..hahaha..LoVe.LoVe. LoVe all your new ebay..yiyiyi.. I just can't keep up with you !!Have a wonderful evening my friend !!
Big huggers ~tea~xo

Miss Gracie's House said...

I need an entire afternoon to soak in all of this beauty! I am honored that you visited me and left such sweet comments...we will have to get to know each other better!

BECKY said...

Hi Rebecca! You are such a sweetie! Thanks for welcoming me back! The sachets are adorable. I will be making some little puffy pillow tassels for Christmas gifts. These remind me of them!

Hope you have a joyful week! You sure do spread some sunshine around blogland!

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hey my Sweet Sweet Lady.... something about Image cushions just have to love them.... yours are really to die for... ok in the hope of winning that 2die4 heart I have placed a link on my blog to your giveaway...

Lyn xxx

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