DIY Spring Decor: The Lovely Carrot Pillow You Can Easily Make
Everybody loves throw pillows, but we also know that the beautiful ones are a bit pricey. So I’ll show you how to create beautiful throw pillows that would be a perfect fit for your spring and Easter decor.
Start with a plain simple pillow case in a solid color, some fabric scraps in shades of orange and honey yellow, and a green yarn.
First, draw the carrots on the fabric scraps. You can draw it by hand or you could download the pattern from my website ( click here to find it), print it on an A4 page, and use it for your pillow instead.
It’s on you to decide over the number of carrots to use, depending on the size of the pillow case and the fabric scraps on hand. My pillowcase was 15 in long by 15 in wide, which was enough for six carrots.
Cut down the carrots from the fabric scraps and place them on the pillowcase alternating colors and shades. You can place them in two lines or randomly or in any other combination you like.
Next step is to use the green yarn in order to create the leaves: roll the thread on your fingers a few times then cut it, and add it on the top of the carrots, overlapping the yarn with the fabric. Then you’ll need to secure each carrot with a couple of pins, to make them stay in place while sewing.
Use a sewing machine for the next step, but you can also sew it by hand. Or maybe you could try a glue gun, but I’m not sure a glue gun would do especially if you have kids or pets around that tear down your pillow pile on regular basis.
Chose a thread in a different blocking color for sewing because the contrast will make your carrots look more real and add depth to their appearance. And the last seam should be a decorative one – a zig zag stich on the top of the carrots, just under the leaves.
The next step after sewing the carrots is to trim their leaves by cutting the green yarn in different lengths, so they could stand for fresh carrot greenery.
One more step and your easter throw pillow it’s over: turn it inside out and iron it before putting it to work in your livingroom. This is how my carrot pillow looks in the end!
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Flipturn on Apr 10, 2021
When you are sewing the carrots on the fabric, sew along one side to the tip, then at the bottom, leave the needle down, or hand turn the wheel to move the needle back into the down position. Next, lift the presser foot, and rotate your fabric around so that you will be sewing back up to the top of the carrot. Leave the needle down, and begin sewing again from this down position.
Doing this will help ensure a neat point in your stitching lines down at the bottom of the carrot, and help eliminate skipped and uneven stitches.