Monday, 30 January 2012

Live, Laugh, Love Pillow

 By Loredana Bucaria

Hello Everyone,
Today I'm so moved because this is the first article for Sizzix and for me it's a huge dream can work with this company! I have always loved Sizzix products, I can say that I am a Sizzixaholic!!! LOL
Today I want to share with you a very funny project!  A pillow! I love sewing even if I am not a seamstress! It makes me relaxed!

Ok let's start!

Materials you need:

  • A pillow , my pillow is 34x34 cm
  • Fabric cutter and scissors
  • Fabrics that you love
  • Big shot
  • Bow, create a flower die
  • Framelits circle
  • Sewing machine 
  • Iron
  • Buttons and other embellishments

Cut the fabric that will cover the pillow, you can chose to cut two separated squares or on long rectangle like you prefer.
Give it a try and decide what will be the front of your pillow because there you will sew the flower petals. 


Start choosing the background fabric, I used a grey color to play with bright colors and patterns. Use your big shot and the awesome bow, build a flower die to make many petals! I used the large petal die and I folded in half the petals.  Stand the petals on your fabric cover and see how adjust the different pieces.

Isn't it lovely?


It's time to sew! All the petals to create an half flower :)

Sew one petal a time, trying to make them in a circle :)


Now add some circle pieces of another fabric to give to your pillow a cool touch! ;) The circle framelits are perfect for this! I am completely in love with them! The half circles will be like a patch.


Once you have stitched every single piece fold in half your long rectangle and stitch on the reverse on the two sides of your cover fabric, left and right side! You will have a sort of bag to put inside the pillow.
If you have cut two fabric squares you will have to stitch them back to back on three sides, leave the fourth free to put the pillow and after to close it.


Close you pillow with a stitch point, like the zig zag

Add some buttons:)

And that's all! The result will make you so satisfied! Really!

Some details

Have a wonderful Monday full of creativity.
Love, Lory

Friday, 20 January 2012

Make a note...

 by Pete Hughes

......In your diaries because on Tuesday 21st of  February the great man himself, Mr Tim Holtz will be presenting a show on QVC featuring some of his latest Sizzix products as well as some old favourites. If that wasn't enough, ace US designer Stephanie Barnard will be presenting another 'All Sizzix' show on the same day.

I will remind you all closer to the time but just to wet your appetite, hear are a few of the projects and products which will be featured. I'm sure that Tim will be bringing plenty of his own unique designs to share with you too.