August 14, 2011

Beach Print Pillows

Earlier this summer, I picked up this vintage beach print fabric at a garage sale for 25 cents.  I love the fun sea-themed print and couldn’t pass it up for just a quarter.  I think it was originally sold as a some sort of tapestry, or maybe a kitchen towel of sorts, but it was clear that it had been folded up and never touched- maybe even for a few decades!  If anyone recognizes this pattern, I’d love to hear about it!


So I took it home, washed it, ironed it, and decided to sew it into a pillow.  I simply folded it in half (wrong side out) and then sewed the three remaining sides shut, leaving a little opening for me to stuff it.


It was a fast, easy, and cheap project, and I love the results!  Both sides of the pillow have a fun look.



The pillow is a nice fit on my living room couch next to my starfish pillows (from The Christmas Tree Shops a few years ago).  I love this beachy look for the summer!



I’ve since been keeping an eye out for other vintage fabrics at yard sales.  Have you ever come across vintage fabrics?  Any good places to look for them?

I'm linking this project up to Southern Hospitality, Mad in Crafts, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Skip to my Lou, Super Stinky Boys, c.r.a.f.t, Between Naps on the Porch, Making the World Cuter, Creative Kristi, Less than Perfect Life of Bliss; check out the other great projects featured.


Grammy Goodwill said...

That is great fabric.

Tardevil said...

Great print and lucky find! said...

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silly eagle books said...

What a great find! I love the print. I'd love to hear more about it if you find out.


Melody said...

Those look so FUN!!

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Love that beachy pattern and the seahorse on it is my favorite. Great idea to turn it into a pillow; even better the easy way you did it. Thanks for sharing.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

What a GREAT idea! I often find really wonderful fabric on tea towels, but since I am overloaded with them always pass them by. You did a beautiful job here, and gave me a wonderful idea. Thanks!

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

What a gret find at a steal! I love the vibrant colors, and it looks perfect on your sofa!

Coley said...

How adorable! I love it!


Kristi said...

Thanks so much for linking this up to my Workin On It Wednesday party! :) Such a cute fabric and I love a good pillow!
@ Creative Kristi

Julie said...

Oooh! Great idea! So original. Thanks for sharing!