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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sequined Pillow Project

Okay, so we started with a Goodwill sweater tank top scored for $3 in a size that deterred all temptation of dressing like Mariah Carey.
First, turn the sweater inside out, pin the bottom together and stitch it shut.
Clip all loose threads. If your machine does not have reverse, knot the ends. Yes. I have a fancy machine with reverse. Be impressed.
Turn it right side out. Here's the fun part. Since this was a knit sweater, I simply folded the top inside, squared it off, and pinned it. This would prevent the unravelling that might occur if you cut the knit.
I did try stitching through this with my machine, but I broke 2 needles within 6 inches, so I whip stitched it shut.
Leave a pocket open and stuff. Finish whipping that stitch.
Yeah, pure glamor. I love it. It's going on the pile on my bed once the bedroom redo is done.

Wait. The bedroom redo?



Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

I swear, you're the lady that can make, like, a wedding dress out of a roll of paper towels, a ball of yarn, and some cotton balls.

I always love to see what you whip up! Why can't we be neighbors?


Mel said...

How glam! Great idea.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

I'm speechless (and impressed by your fance machine!). So what's on tap for the bedroom redo?

Life in Rehab said...

Why thank you! High praise from a woman who guts and rebuilds houses! Yes, we did cyber-meet a couple of years too late.

Thank you, Ma'am. I like $3 sparkle.

All of the seaglass projects are for the bedroom, and I'll be painting some furniture and "bead-boarding" the walls to make our formerly country room into a seaside retreat.

And I'll have the camera with me...

Unknown said...

Wow! That looks great! Funny, too, because I think I've seen one very very similar to that (sea blue sequins and all) at Target for upwards of 25-30$. And you make a look-alike for 3$!

Stephanie Cameron said...

Great idea! Must add funky clothing to the 'keep your eye out for the following items' list!

Life in Rehab said...

The secret is to always shop at thrift stores with a gaggle of teenaged girls. They have a great eye for the weirdest stuff.

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

Wow, this turned out great!!!

Thanks for Hookin' your project up at my weekly Link party!!!

Sew Can Do said...

Thrifty & glamorous is a good combo. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday!

Misty @Creative Itch said...

Nice and sparkley!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

That is a rock star pillow! How often do you see one as awesome as that? Sorry to read about the broken needles. That stinks!~

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I love that pillow! I'm a sucker for anything glittery. :)

Jennifer Vanderbeek said...


And, yeah, sequins and sewing machines don't necessarily go together :(

Restorative Living said...

I just had to click and see you (from CSI Project) because I just had to know what on earth you were going to make out of a sequined tank top! haha! Great idea! Adds really fun sparkle!

Unknown said...

I love it. The sequins are fun. Thanks for sharing.