Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day
Recycle Dad’s old ties into this fun flower pillow to add a memory-filled conversation piece to your home décor. Flea market or vintage ties work great too!
- Printed fabric, 3/8 yd.
- Neckties, eight
- Cording, 1-1/2 yds.
- Fiberfill stuffing
- Sewing machine and matching thread
- Sewing needle
- Dritz Aluminum 1-1/2” Cover Button Kit
For pillow front and back, cut two 11-1/2” squares from printed fabric.
Using 1/4” seam allowance, machine-sew around squares, leaving 3” opening for turning. Trim seam allowance; turn pillow right side out. Stuff; slipstitch opening closed.
Cut eight 3-1/2” lengths from end of each tie. Arrange “petals” in center of pillow, forming flower. Adhere petals to pillow, gathering cut petal edges as needed.
Follow manufacturer’s instructions to cover button with printed fabric. Adhere button to flower center.
Sew cording around pillow.
by Rebekah Meier