Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Needlework: Sports Pillow from Tree Skirt

This is the finished product...
which began as a Christmas tree skirt that I found on clearance at TJMaxx marked down from $19.99 to $2.00.  I just couldn't leave it there.  However, I had no desire to use it as a tree skirt.
So today I revamped it into a pillow cover by folding it over and cutting across the fold.  Then I overlapped the back pieces where they were split to go around the tree and sewed around the edges making it large enough to encase a queen size bed pillow. The overlap in the back provides the opening for the pillow.
  I zigzagged the top raw edges and left the extra fabric intact because the material sheds badly.  The excess fabric just provides extra cushioning inside the pillow.
GO RED SOX !!!
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53 comments:

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You are a creative one...and a sports fan too! A great combo!
Yvonne

Carol said...

I'm following you from Wobble Over Wednesday!
Will you follow me back?
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Design it Chic said...

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Sabrina @ about happy books said...

Hi, I'm a new follower via Welcome Wednesday.

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Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cute, cute, cute! (Might look better as a Phillies pillow though... just sayin...) Enjoy!

Kate said...

I think my husband would dance w/ joy if I started crafting Red Sox stuff.

craftyles said...

I think it looks better as a pillow. Very creative. Happy Reds!

Sharon Cohen said...

Oh how wonderful! Another crafter who believes in re-using found items. I may not be a Boston Red Sox fan but I am a fan of repurposing in unusual ways.

I'm here from Welcome Wednesday and would love to have you my little neck of the woods.

Regina said...

Well Hi there...stopping by from Welcome Wednesday. LOVE your blog!! Come by and sit under the old oak tree sometimes..I love visitors too!!

Hugs,
Regi

Bec said...

Following you from Welcome Wednesday! Hope you can follow me back! :)

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~~Carol~~ said...

You've definitely got an eye for seeing the possibility in things! That tree skirt made a fantastic pillow, and it looks so soft and perfect for taking a nap. During a baseball game. Just kidding! Go White Sox!
Happy REDnesday and Happy 4th!
Carol~~Old Glory Cottage

Take It From Me Girls said...

Such Great Crafts!

Just wanted to say THANK YOU for participating in this week's WELCOME WEDNESDAY! We hope to see you back weekly! We are very happy to already follow your blog! Thanks for helping spread the word about our event by grabbing our button!

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Heidi - D said...

Following from WW! Cute pillow!!!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Now aren't you a clever one! What a great idea! Happy Rednesday and here's to a spectacular 4th!

Shelley T. said...

Red Sox Rock!!

New follower

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Alison @ Welcome Sunshine Home said...

Brilliant idea! My hubby and I are die hard Red Sox fans from Maine. I'm bookmarking this to show him later. He's going to be SO jealous of you! :)

Alison

http://welcomesunshinehome.blogspot.com/

Kim@Chubby Cheeks Thinks said...

Hi! Following you from WW! Hope you'll follow me back and check out my awesome giveaways!

Kim

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

That tree skirt cracks me up!! It works much better as a pillow!

SueLovesCherries said...

Oh, the cleverness of you! And for only $2.00 - now that's Yankee ingenuity at its best! Have a fab weekend - going to the Esplanade? I wish I could go see Toby Keith, but will have to watch him from the comfort of my recliner!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

An excellent reuse idea! I love looking at things to see what they "could be".

Thanks for linking in to Time Travel Thursday.

Would love to have you link to any, or all three, of my parties each week. Details here:
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Each party runs for six days, so come on by!

Hope to see you there!
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Kim said...

Much better than that tree skirt!

Nikki said...

SO cute! Thanks for linking up! :)

Carol said...

Very clever! I'm your new follower!

Lisa said...

You're my kind of girl with a Red Sox pillow! Now I am going to be stalking TJs and Marshall's Boutique for that tree skirt! Great idea to make it into a pillow - thanks for sharing and enjoy this lovely Boston weather right now!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Oh how creative! I love that you made a pillow from a tree skirt! It's so cute. :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I adore this project. It is going in my style file for sure!

Happy 4th of July!

The Tablescaper said...

So creative! And it's patriotic too!

Thanks so much for joining "Summer Sundays"!

- The Tablescaper

xinex said...

Beautiful creative transformation!.Happy
4th..Christine

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I would have never thought of that one...kudos!!! such an imagination...its great!!!

Deb @ Confessions of an Ugly Mom said...

Now THAT is cool! I'm always trying to think up inexpensive Phillies decorations for my son's room ... I'll keep this in mind.

~Deb

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very creative repurposing of that tree skirt! I know you are going to enjoy that pillow. My favorite Sox player was Ted Williams! :-)

Happy Blue Monday...

XO,

Sheila

LV said...

What a great idea. You did a remarkable job on the transformation of that tree skirt. You have a very creative mind.

SmilingSally said...

You're a crafty one!

Happy Blue Monday!

Pie said...

Very creative. I love the pillow.

My Blue Monday.

BEAR's Mom said...

How creative!!!

Happy Blue Monday :D

~victoria~

momstheword said...

Very clever and you can keep it year around! Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday today!

RenaeF said...

So creative! thanks for sharing the great idea!

Ginger said...

Great idea! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Briarside Lane said...

Very creative... and such a bargain! I like it as a pillow rather than a tree skirt.
Happy Blue Monday! ...Karen

Jingle said...

what creative blues,
words are cool in blue,
lovely you.

Jerri said...

What a great project! Very creative! Although I'd definitely have to make a Yankees version for our house! lol.

Thanks for linking up with me!

Sherrie said...

Hi!
What a great pillow! You did a great job making this. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Sherrie's Stuff

A Write Life said...

Wow, that was a great idea. Happy Belated Blue Monday.

CailinMarie said...

stopping by to say Happy Belated Blue Monday! Love your pillow. I wonder how many trees are skirted with Red Sox attire? Funny.

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!

Misty said...

What a clever idea! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

Kaysi said...

That is such a clever idea, I love it!

Holly said...

Great idea...great price! Fun idea.

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Woo hoo. Go Sox!!! Do you sell them?

Just stopping in after seeing you on Tickled Pink. Hope you'll come over and stay a little while at our place!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's for Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

Holly @ Roller Coaster Life said...

GO RED SOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Melissa said...

Way to make it work for you!!

Amy said...

very nice..

I have something for you on my blog..

http://keepingupwiththeschultzfamily.blogspot.com/2010/08/chaos.html

ruthhill74 said...

I am following you now because you were featured over at Keeping Up With Schulze Family. You are very talented.

If you're interested, my blog is
http://mydevotionalthoughts.blogspot.com/

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