Sunday, February 5, 2012

Pillow Talk

On Thursday, I introduced you to Live.Like.You, my new favorite blog. Well, I spent a good two hours reading recent and older posts, looking at Before & Afters and of course, perusing her shop.  It was there that I found her new line of Jill Sorensen Pillows .  These handmade, ribbon detailed pillows with feather down inserts will add a touch of understated elegance to any room and I knew I had to recreate them.

Luckily, I had recently purchased pillow covers for my daughter's room and hadn't figured out what to do with them.  So, off to Joann's to purchase ribbon and iron on adhesive tape. 

This is a NO SEW tutorial....My first step was to decide on the dimensions of the design and my 3" grid ruler was the perfect tool.  I basically folded and pinned the corners and while positioned on the pillow cover, I placed the adhesive tape underneath and ironed. 

I continued this around the corners of the pillow and voila.....

On closer inspection, you might notice that the adhesive can be seen through the white ribbon in a couple of places.  My advice, use a colored ribbon if you are using iron on adhesive, otherwise sew your ribbon on. 

I am pleased with the overall outcome and this tutorial is a really simple way to achieve a designer look on a budget....

Let me know what you think.....


  1. Heather, I love the way they turned out! Such an easy inexpensive way to get a high end look. Thanks for Sharing!!!
    Switching to linky followers at my blog since GFC is going away, would love to have you stop by and follow that way!

    1. Kim; Thx for letting me know...already am following via Linky followers. Heather

  2. What a great tutorial for a designer look! Great job, Heather - the bed looks so pretty! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. That entire room is gorgeous! Those pillows are perfect!

  4. that looks great, super easy. even i can maybe do this...maybe!

  5. I just made some pillow like this to over the weekend! They turned out great!

  6. I'm so glad I found you because those pillows are rockin'
    So chic and definitely on my DIY list!


  7. This is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Love it! Pretty please link this up at my turquoise lovin' party!

  8. You did a really great job and they really turned out great! So like getting a designer list in and easy, and inexpensive was. Thanks for showing us how. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.tay!

  9. Your pillows are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!