Read Between the Lines – An Inspirational Pillow


I’ve been out of the country for a couple of weeks, and just before I left, I crafted this pillow as part of the Threadbias Pretty in Patchwork Holidays Sew-a-long. The pillow in the book uses the words “Ho Ho Ho,” but because they gave an alphabet chart, I could chose any word I wanted. I decided to keep my pillow bright and happy and sew the word CREATE as an inspirational message in my sewing room.

This is a super easy pillow to make (and fun to stitch too). I used scraps from my scrap bin and a large piece of Kona Raffia for the flanges and back.

Buttonholes were a new skill for me to master, so I practiced a bit before doing them on the pillow…and it was pretty easy!

Finding buttons I liked proved to be a harder task…and so I eventually purchased a button making kit from Joanne’s and made my own covered buttons.


I love this one…and it looks great in the sewing room!

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    • Cathie on October 19, 2013 at 14:12

    This pillow is so you! I could not think of another word that is so perfect for you.

    • Molly on October 20, 2013 at 16:34

    SO cute!! I love the vibrant colors – and the message 🙂

    • Judy Blauer on October 22, 2013 at 15:33

    That is so cute!.. I want to make one too!. A good way to add color to a room and use up some scraps. I see two, in fall colors, that say “GIVE” THANKS”., for the season and my green and beige living room.

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