Saturday, August 29, 2015

Girly Bike

Continuing the bicycling theme, I made the perfect pillow for my couch.  Pink.  Bicycles.  Linen.  The fabric was just screaming to come home with me.  Echino is pricey, so I only bought half a yard.  It was enough to cover a 14"x20" pillow.


I attempted the exposed zipper treatment a la Galbraith and Paul pillows.


But it was less than successful. I think I need to interface a wider portion of the edge so that it holds its shape.

I drove all the way down to Colorado Fabrics for a pillow form filled with siliconized polyester fiber because the silicone is supposed to minimize polyfill's tendency to mat down.  It is a lovely, squishy, yet resilient pillow form.  But, I should have realized that the silicone also makes the fibers slick enough to escape the fabric covers.  It beards like crazy.

I got the Echino linen/cotton fabric from Momen, in Torrance, CA before the move.  It only took my about 18 months to sew it up.  ;-)

4 comments:

  1. I made the Echino vespas fabric into pillows for my daughter. I love the bicycles. Their cotton linen is perfect for home dec

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    1. Scooters on linen? Swoon. Your daughter is very lucky.

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  2. I hadn't heard of siliconized poly pillow forms. Do you think down-proof ticking would help with the bearding? According to the info on your "bearding" link, the wisps of poly come up through needle holes so it may not be much of a help. The Company Store sells a pillow stuffed with "Foss Flakes" I'm curious to see, but at $59 they are not cheap.

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    1. The pillow form is a very fine cotton and would be down-proof. If you blow up the picture, you can see it is bearding through the fabric, not the needle holes.

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