November 6, 2011

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop - Day 3

Welcome to the day 3 of the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!!!


Calling all crafters! We’ve gathered designers from some of our favorite manufacturers to show you ways to create something from the heart this holiday season. This 3 day Hop includes over 60 stops with inspiration brimming from every corner. Explore all thoughtful and frugal handmade gifts you could make for the holidays, all in one place on this Hop!
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For your friends and family who love textiles, I've created a simple round pillow that will clean out your scraps bin and will certainly add some life to your loved ones living space.


Can you tell which fabrics are stamped and which are pre-printed? I used several of our Rollagraph designs to add some interest to plain scrap fabrics with Crafter's Inks which are perfect for stamping on materials other than paper. A must have for every DIY-er!


To create this project you will need:
- Clearsnap Rollagraph - Simple Dots, Doll Faces, Wordwords, Floral Breeze
- Colorbox Crafter's - Brown, Fresh Green, Sunflower, Orchid, Royal Blue
- twine from The Twinery
- scrap fabric (solids, prints, vintage, modern), ironed
- material for lining (fleece, batting)
- pillow stuffing
- piping
- 2 large buttons
- sewing machine
- needle & thread
- triangle pattern (download here)

1. Print out and cut out the pattern pieces. Cut 16 triangles from material to create both sides of pillow. This will create a 10" pillow.


2. Stamp on solid fabrics. You can use the Rollagraph to simply roll on the design or create a little extra detail by using a simple masking technique -  (a) lay punched shapes on material (b) roll on stamp design (c) remove punched shapes and stamp in the negative area


3. Arrange triangles and stitch together using a 1/4" seam. Sew all pieces into quarters, then in half and then sew halves together.


Be sure to snip off these extra little tails to ensure an even seam.


4. Trace your circle onto a piece of batting or fleece and cut out 2.


5. Attach pillow front to lining with a button and twine, then "quilt" the material by hand-stitching with twine in concentric circles. A little wonky works with the scrappy look here. :)


6. Pin the piping to the edges of the pillow fronts. Placing the pins horizontally this way means you can sew over them and helps keep the piping from moving.


7. To give the pillow depth, cut a strip 2" wide and approx. 32" long. Pin onto pillow front in between the piping pins. Stitch on both using a 1/4" seam. Pin the other side of the pillow (right side facing in) and stitch together.

8. Turn the pillow inside out and stuff with filling. Stitch up the small opening by hand.

And that's all! So, sew simple and the custom fabrics will be sure to put a smile on the faces of your fellow fabric lovers! Onto the hop info...

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To sweeten to Hop, we’re offering a gift for you! For every comment you leave on the blogs in the Hop, you’ll be entered to win a prize pack from one of the participating manufacturer sponsors! Receive extra entries by doing the following, and then coming back here to leave a comment to let us know what you did:

Share about the Hop on Facebook
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Visit the list of blogs below and leave a comment on each by Nov 7, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST. Each day we will be sharing a brand new list of blogs with brand new projects for you to explore, be inspired by, and create from!

Nov 6
Sabrina Alery - Clearsnap ----> you are here

Cheers to creating gifts from the heart this holiday season!

Happy Hopping!

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Jennifer Priest said...

Sabrina this pillow rocks! WOW!!!

Leslie Kiley said...

This blog hop is so much fun! Love all the inspiration and great projects I am seeing! I love the fabric projects!

Dawn B. said...

What an unique idea! Love it!

Dawn B. said...

Posted about the hop on Facebook!

Melissa* said...

Adorable pillow!! Great tutorial!!

Lyneen said...

Another awesome project on the hop... the colors of the inks are perfect with the twine and fabric... Amazing hop.... THANKS!

Diana said...

This has been a very creative hop. I enjoy these types of project filled hops. Thank you so much for sharing. G45 & Clearsnap sent me. Good luck everyone.

Larisa said...

This blog hop is so much fun!
Love your creative project!!

Maggy_Tronche said...

So cute project! Love it, thanks a lot for sharing! The fabric are so pretty! Hugs.. Maggy :)

Cheryl said...

wow great tutorial! the cushion is really cute, and the stamped fabric is brilliant!

Rookie said...

What a unique and gorgeous gift idea to find on this ho - love it :)

toscania-art-life said...

Great idea!Love it. I've got a lot of inspiration. Tanks a lot.

Kelly Massman said...

This has been such a FABULOUS hop! Thanks for the pillow tutorial today-great idea and so cute!!!!! and for the chance to win! kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

paperpapier said...

great sewing project...!

Nidia Ponte said...

Nice idea

Jan Hennings said...

so cute and a great gift idea~ :) Lovin' this fun Handmade Holiday Blog Hop!

Chris D. said...

What an awesome idea! Love this pillow!
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forpahl5 said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas!

newbie said...

I love this pillow idea, have not used fabrics yet, but love how you created this beautiful piece. thanks for the inspiration!

Margaret Ann Moffat said...

wow a sewing project that even I can do thanks for sharing this with a sewing newbie. Have never blog hopped before and I am thoroughly enjoying all the wonderful creations. Please keep this going I love it.

wolkentraum said...

Great gift idea, I love it!

Candace said...

What a great way to use up scraps!! TFS

Robin said...

Cute project, thanks for sharing

Debc06 said...

Great pillow tutorial makes me want to try it.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
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Basiljen said...

Great idea - never would have thought of stamping on fabric!

Zeffy said...

A very pretty pillow...and I never knew there were inkpads for fabric..

heidiscoll said...

Nice!! on the holiday hop. liked clearsnap on facebook.

Jennie said...

Love the pillow!!

Cassie_lu said...

super cute pillow

Zeffy said...

posted on my facebook page...Zeffy Kon...be my friend!

Jeannette aka Jnett said...

Great project. Thought you were just taking the colors from it and then kept scrolling down and realized you were making it...WOW!

Die Cut Lady said...

Who knew you could do that thanks for the info.

JPScraps said...

Cute pillow!

lainey said...

This has been a great blog hop!

ntsisterz said...

You are so creative and inspiring!

Emily Keaton said...

Thanks for the fabulous gift idea. This is terrific!!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Your pillow is adorable! Loving this fun BlogHop!

bethann said...

my mother and aunt and one friend are quilters, they would love this pillow.

Daniela Dobson said...

The pillow is adorable!!

jlm10960 said...

Cool way to change up fabric. Thanks for sharing.

debb said...

This is a wonderful idea! I can not wait to jazz up some of my plain fabric!

Kathy said...

So Creative! TFS.

Maryann said...

WOUW such a lovely pillow here, and I just got another great idea for what this could be used for too, so thanks very much for that as well and thanks very much for an awesome hop here, filled with awesome ideas and great prizes, so now I just cross all I can to be one of the lucky ones LOL.
Have a great day everyone and lots of fun here.

Cheryl said...

What a cool project!

kim said...

Love the pillow. Thanks for sharing.

kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

KellyG said...

SEW cute! Love that pillow!

Hi...I'm Cindy said...

awesome pillow, terrific idea for using up all those scraps! fabulous gift, tfs

tootwo222 said...

Wow great project.

Janet said...

Stamping and quilting--two of my favorite things. This is just beautiful!!

Beth said...

The pillow is awesome. I never think of "mixing" my craft stuff like this.

tallulah1 said...

What a cute pillow! I would never have thought about making this with the stamps and twine! Thanks for sharing - all these products can certainly be used "outside the box"!

Rebecca said...

So cool!!!

Charlotte-AKA suepup said...

Sabrina,
Great project!

Loris said...

Too cute.

CeCe said...

Interesting project!

MommyManderz said...

I didn't know you could stamp fabric! This is really neat! tfs!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What a great gift, I know just the person who would love this.

Chrissy said...

So cute and so easy! Love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Styme123 said...

What creative ideas along this whole Blog Hop. Thanks for giving us a chance to win some Blog candy with it also.

kim.scrapper said...

This project is super cute, tfs

c.darwin said...

Love the stamped fabric. And the completed pillow is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Cute little pillow. Neat way you mixed crafting items. Thank you
Margaret Ann

Dana D. said...

Wow. Thanks for giving such detailed instructions. With these I will be able to do this. Can't wait to get started. This is really cute

c.darwin said...

And I follow the blog.

c.darwin said...

And I follow the Facebook page too!

Shari said...

Fabulous...a fabric project. Love fabric as much as paper :) I can't tell which is pre-printed or stamped...great technique. TFS :)

Marge said...

It's absolutely AMAZING what crafters can envision to create!!! TFS!!!

Rhonda Miller said...

This would be a fun gift idea. TFS.

MissScrapAlot said...

This project ROCKS!!! LOVE IT!!
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Carol said...

Love this pillow. I like it that you veered away from paper and sewed. It has been awhile since I have sewn. Thanks for remining me.

bevyb said...

WOW, great project. Love the idea of stamping on fabric. Thanks for the inspiration.

Christina Collins said...

Love the pillow! And it doesn't look to hard. :) This blog hop has been so much fun. Thank you for sharing!

Noreen said...

Love the interesting mix of color and patterns! Thanks for a fun bloghop and the chance to win cool prizes!

Linh C. said...

Cool pillow!

Linh C. said...

follow you on pinterest.

kara said...

Wow!! Stamping on fabric, that is just too cool!

Anonymous said...

Hi I'm having so much fun to hop. Really talented people. I would like to have my head lay on that pillow. Great idea . And well done .Thanks for sharing . France

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Such a fantastic idea! Love the way you used the ink also, never thought of that.
Thanks for sharing

Jeyatha said...

so simple, yet so beautiful..

enikodelisle said...

Great pillow! Lovely gift idea! Holiday inspiration Galore! Thank you!

Lisa Angela said...

loving this blog hop..TFS!

Tanya said...

This is way cute! looks so crafty! I need to try stamping on fabric, so fun!

Jennifer Mulkey said...

What a pretty pillow :) Love the idea :)

Denise Foor said...

Terrific project that reminds me of my Great-Aunts and Grandma! Love that feeling...isn't that what crafting is all about? Thanks so much.

rush said...

neat little project. thank you for sharing.

Auntie Em said...

What a pretty pillow! I love how you printed the fabric. So much care and details in each step.
Thanks for sharing! :)

CraftyJo said...

What a great use of these products! I would never have thought of using them on fabrics that way, your pillow is lovely.

littlen said...

beautiful project. have never tried stamping on fabric, but may give it a try. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Carol E said...

Really wonderful pillow, thank you for sharing it.

Maggie said...

What a great idea! Thx for sharing!

DeniseP said...

Cute pillow...too bad I can't sew to save my life or for any other reason for that matter! Thanks for the chance to win!

Crafting With Friends said...

Oh wow!!! I wish I could win that beautiful pillow!!!

Roxie said...

What a cute pillow. I wish I could sew.

Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

Just adorable! Love it!

Ginny said...

Love the pillow. Than you for the greatest blog hop ever.

Miriam Prantner said...

This pillow is so cute! Love the addition of the twine!

butlerfly24 said...

Super cute... gonna have to get me some crafters ink!

Emily said...

This is just the ticket! I've got a couple bags of scraps from sewing I've been saving up to use as stuffing for pillows. I love the idea of combining sewing and stamping.

Becky Dunham said...

What an adorable pillow Sabrina! I love the custom fabrics - never would have thought of that :) Thanks for sharing this fun project!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

LaceyBean said...

love the pillow and the hop thanks so much!

Carla said...

Thank you so much for sharing your amazing pillow. I didn't know you could stamp on fabric, that's so cool.


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Fleursbydesign said...

Adorable pillow, thanks for sharing it :)

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Such a creative project. I just love what you did with those products....

stlbarb said...

Very cool project. It's so different!

Peggy S said...

LOVE this pillow! Very clever idea.

Sheila said...

Using fabric...nice addition to this blog hop. Congrats for using material.

Karen Diebolt said...

Great idea for use of scrap material. Thanks!

scrappinvall said...

I'm not a fabric person, but I can take this inspiration and make the top panel out of paper and put it on a page....viola a new element

Julie S. said...

Your pillow is awesome. I love it. TFS.

Janet Lindstrom said...

How cute is that pillow! I really like the stamping on the fabric.

Gail said...

awww how pretty is that!!! love it..tfs..loves ya

jazy1m said...

Awesome project. Thanks for sharing.

Karen L said...

Simply adorable!!

◦◉ Steven ◉◦ said...

such a fun way to get new ideas and discover new products

Trisha said...

Beautiful. I never would have thought to stamp on fabric. Just goes to show what can be done. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Kristina said...

Cute fabric design!
Thanks for the chance to win!
xx
Kristina
www.pearlgateway.com

StacyC said...

Love it..... I love bringing my paper crafting together with material...

meemee48 said...

A creative use of scraps and a bright and cheery pillow!

Peggy said...

Adorable pillow. It reminds me of something I would see at grandma's house.
Blessings,
Peggy Allen

Stephanie U said...

Wow! I never thought of stamping on fabric.

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Cute pillow. Thanks for a super fun and inspiring blog hop.

Kyria said...

Love the pillow!

Kyria said...

I shared this on FB.

Kyria said...

I shared it on Twitter.

Kim H said...

Great pillow, could be very personalized to each individual. Thank you for sharing. Im already a Clearsnap blog follower, facebook fan and pintrest follower (PaperCraftingAddict).

Kyria said...

I shared the hop on my blog. www.faithfulstewards.wordpress.com

Kyria said...

Following on FB.

Kyria said...

Following on Twitter.

Kyria said...

Following on Pinterest.

Kyria said...

Subscribed to you on YouTube.

Kyria said...

Following the blog.

JanetintheJaw said...

Cute pillow. TFS!

Debbie said...

never would have thought that you could stamp on fabric thanks for the idea

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Theresa said...

Sabrina, your pillow is awesome! I never would have guessed that you stamped some of those fabrics! Thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

I am so impressed with the ingenuity used in this project. Even though I cam here as part of the blog hop, I think your hope to one day live in a completely handmade home may be a possibility!

Lagene said...

Love your fabric + stamping pillow!

Pandora said...

I just love the fabric you used and the creativity of it all!

RachelB said...

Well done!

Tess said...

Hippity hop! So much fun!

Nicole H. said...

Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

Mistylynn said...

Love combining hobbies! Great job.

Victoria said...

I'm not much of a seamstress but I might have to thread up the sewing machine for this one!

Anita Braddock said...

wow how cute is this. love the colors and the fabrics are beautiful.thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Sunshine115 said...

adorable pillow! thanks for the ideas

Fleasbenz said...

Nice pillow

glenda said...

Adorable, and luvin this blog hop!! I follow your blog on google!

Giddy Blue Devil said...

what a cute pillow!

Staci said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

OOh! I never thought about combining my papercraft & quilting supplies...what a fabulous idea!...off to experiment!

tluiz said...

Reminds me of an antique quilt. TFS

Eileen Doane said...

stamping on fabric cool. I loved the pillow!!

sleigh said...

If a project involves any kind of sewing, I hand it over to my mom!!! This pillow is lovely. TFS on this last day of the hop :)

Gerriann said...

great project and handmade is always best! Thanks for the inspiration!

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Lizscraps said...

hopped shared etc...
LOVE the pillow, great use of twine to quilt it.
thanks a lot
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Amber S said...

This is so cute. I'm just too intimidated by anything involving sewing!

disneylisa said...

I've never thought of stamping fabric. Good idea.

Denise said...

Very clever!
DeniseB

Pamela said...

Wow, hadn't thought about stamping on fabric, love it! Great tutorial!

Paula said...

What a beautiful little project! It turned out so lovely! Thanks for the tutorial!

Penny said...

The pillow is adorable. TFS. And thanks for a great hop.

carriep said...

Never thought of stamping on fabric. I love this~

deb said...

very cute pillow TFS

Molly said...

Great fun! Thanks for the great idea!

Vail said...

Cute pillow, another great way to use stamps.

Johnna Moore said...

Love this blog hop learning so much. Thanks for posting, on my way to another blog on the Handmade Holiday Blog Hop

Cindy Lou said...

Such a great and inovative idea! You ROCK! Too bad this is the last day of the hop, I've had way to much fun and would enjoy having more :) Thanks for sharing!

Monica said...

Really cute idea! Thanks for sharing :)

mamawcindy said...

Love your Sweet Pillow! Great way to use up Scraps. Love how you used the Twine! Thanks for Sharing! :0)

Beary Amazing said...

Love, love hearts! I was sold on the pillow; as soon as I saw the hearts! Thank you for sharing! http://www.bearheartbottomsetc.biz/ #Bear Luv and Bear Hugz!

NanaBeth said...

This is brilliant!I could not tell which fabric was which-you did an amazing job.Thank you for the awesome tutorial!

Cheryl Winget said...

Oh, my goodness, that pillow is so pretty! I simply must get some of those crafter's inks. I have so many scraps of unused fabric. Using this idea I could make a truck load of pillows! :)

Stacy S said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this pillow! I have so much fabric--I can't wait to try this out. This is my favorite project so far!

BarbaraJean said...

great project. I never really thought about stamping on fabric.

marla said...

What a great project. I didnt know that colorsnap had Crafter's ink and I love this idea!!

Arlen said...

Love that you stamped on fabric!

Deb said...

love the idea, just wish I new how to sew like that!

Sharon said...

What a great project. Thanks for sharing.

susie said...

Lovely to have a gift to cuddle. Very cute!

Jen said...

This is so friggin' cool! I have so much scrap fabric and NEVER thought to stamp on it. You are amazing! So glad for this blog hop, I am learning so much!

Cherri said...

Two of my favortite things in one really neat project. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win.

Caity Sue said...

This pillow is just adorable! I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Terri said...

All I can say is WOW

Susan said...

I commented on your Facebook page.

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing your instructions on how to create these little pillows (and use up scraps at the same time)!

Paulette Still said...

Sew cute and useful. I was surprised at how well the fabric stamped and was stumped while guessing. Very creative.

Jeannie said...

Wow! This is unbelievable! I had a hard time guessing, too! TFS

Carisa said...

oh wow!!! this is really cute!

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS For sharing all of the AWESOME INSPIRATION this weekend on the Blog Hop!! I have LOVED it all!!
THANKS for the chances to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Neesey said...

That pillow is so cute. Never would have thought to sew with twine.

Amy said...

Adorable project idea! Thanks for sharing it!

Melita said...

super cute!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Awesome hop, been following everything and my head is spinning with so many ideas! Shared on FB too.

Tania said...

Very creative, never thought of using fabric with the ink. Thanks for sharing.

Tania said...

I follow Clearsnap on Facebook.

Tania said...

Following Clearsnap on Twitter.

Tania said...

Following Clearsnap on Pinterest.

Anonymous said...

L0ve your blog.
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Judy said...

So cute! Very creative way to use fabric scraps and ink!

Margie said...

Beautiful pillow! love the texture!

Sue D said...

Awesome pillow!
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