Tropical Vibes mini pillows for tiered trays

Hello all! What have you been up to? Here’s my latest project. I couldn’t let the season go by without including flamingos! Why I even just learned that my friend who HATES pink…loves flamingos!? You see, they are just too amazing!

I will be working on making a downloadable pattern for these pillows. That should be available soon, for those of you who prefer to DIY.

To find these pillows and other items made by Crafty Josephine, see my Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftyJosephines?ref=shop_sugg

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hope you are having a great day and that the sun is shining wherever you are!

Free Motion sewing Patriotic Mini pillows instructions and pattern now available

In my last blog post, I shared with you the free motion sewn mini pillow that I made. It’s a mini pillow (5″ by 5″) and perfect for your patriotic tiered tray or other small decor space. Since that time, I’ve given that mini pillow a buddy. It’s about time I got around to putting my own spin on this boho rainbow obsession. Not only are both of these pillows available for purchase in my Etsy shop, but I’ve also decided to sell the pattern/instructions in case you would prefer to make your own. Also, I’ve made a short little video just to give you a taste of free motion sewing.

Never tried free motion sewing? If you have sewn before, it’s not too hard. You will need a free motion foot for your machine (some machines come with one, but mine did not). If you need to purchase one, just make sure you know if your machine has a high or low shank. I almost gave up completely when I first heard that because I had no idea. It literally only took a few seconds by googling my machine model and the words “low or high shank” to get the answer, though, so I’m glad I stuck with it. 😉 A free motion foot allows you to move your fabric back, forth, left, right, diagonal…you get it… without having to lift your pressure foot. You do have to lower your feed dogs, too, to get that complete freedom of motion.

If you would like to see a small sampling of the free motion sewing I did for these pillows, see my YouTube video:

To purchase these pillows for yourself or to get the downloadable pattern/instructions to make your own, visit my Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftyJosephines

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