Friday, November 18, 2016

Otomi Fabric Pillows and Lampshade

I'm a huge fan traditional Otomi fabric (but it's expensive and not always easy to find) so, I decided to make my own.  Traditional Otomi fabric is hand embroidered, but I seriously don't have the patience (or skill) to embroider my own.  Instead, I invented my own version using some of my favorite tools.  Yup, I pulled out my E-6000 Stitchless glue and went to town.  I also decided to decoupage a lampshade which was even easier than the fabric.  You might remember that I used this technique when I made my Artist Pillows and my Fully Lined Foxy Makeup Bag.  Check them out if you get a chance.  Remember to find alternatives,  use tons of color and always
Make Your Mark!

 A little backyard set up!

Watch how easy it is to make here! 
Colorful cotton fabric
Otomi patterns
E-6000 Stitchless and Fabri-Fuse
Americana Decoupage 
Pom Pom trim
Heavy cotton fabric
Sewing machine
1.  Cut out several of each pattern in cotton fabric
2.  Pin them in place on a piece of heavy cotton fabric
*I made pillows and cut 2 pieces of heavy cotton fabric 20" x 20" in size
3. & 4.  Add a fine line of E-6000 Stitchless around the edge of each shape and iron in place
5. 6. & 7.  Cut pom pom trim to the size of each side of your pillow and stitch it to the pillow with the pom poms facing toward the inside of the pillow
8.  Place the other piece of heavy cotton fabric on top of the first and stitch around the edges using 1/2" seam allowance
9.  Leave a 5" hole on one side
10.  Flip the pillow inside out, stuff and stitch the hole closed
11. & 12  Apply the shapes to the shade with Americana Decoupage and using E-6000 Fabri-Fuse add the pom pom trim to the edges and keep in place with clothespins until it dries

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