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How To Select & Layer Fabric {Selecting Fabric For Pillows}

The Handmade Home

One of my goals for this month was to either find some pillows to add to my bed or find some fabric to make pillows out of. That’s a bit of a challenge for me for a few reasons.

A) I’m not the best at mixing different patterns/colors since I’m typically a pretty neutral decorator. So, since I’m looking to add some color to my bed, I’m having a hard time figuring out what kind of pattern/print and color to add.

B) I don’t know how to sew. So if I find some fabric I like, it should be an interesting task to figure out how to even attempt to make pillows from it πŸ™‚

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Ask The Pro:: Matching Fabric/Patterns

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Today I have Shelli from a’ la mode to continue our Ask The Pro series! Shelli is a fellow Nashvillian and has ah-mazing taste! When I stumbled upon her blog several months ago, both her personality and impeccable decorating style had me hooked!Shelli will be helping answer a reader’s question regarding mixing fabrics/patterns::

I always struggle with mixing fabrics that compliment each other- pillows, curtains, etc. I often fall into the matchy-matchy rut even though I prefer the look of a variety of patterns & fabrics. Any advice on pairing fabrics that are different, but work well together?

The floor is all yours Shelli πŸ™‚
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Handmade Gift Exchange Part 2

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I recently posted about signing up for the Handmade Gift Exchange through Craftaholics Anonymous. This is the first time for me to participate and I was super excited to make something fun for my partner. I had seen these rosette necklaces all over blog land and had wanted to make one. {via Pattern Runway} Jen, from Tatertots and Jello, also recently posted a tutorial on a beachy rosette necklace and I knew this is what I wanted to make for the exchange.

{via Tatertots and Jello}

My partner told me that her favorite colors were red and silver. So the first thing I did was to get red fabric and a silver piece of felt.

Then I made several different rosettes in varying sizes. There’s lots of tutorials online on how to make fabric rosettes. The method I used was to cut the fabric in 2 inch. strips and then tied a knot at one end. Then I folded the strip in half and twisted the fabric around and around, using hot glue to secure the fabric every half turn or so.

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