Levtex Letter Accent Pillow-Knock Off

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I LOVE shopping at Nordstrom (www.nordstrom.com.) I love the helpful-but not overbearing- staff, the cafe, the cosmetics, the shoes, the clothes, the kids clothes…..and the ladies lounge. They go above and beyond to provide a clean, relaxing environment for nursing Moms. Who else does that? When I shop there my shopping experience…is an experience. That is why I keep going back.

I liked this pillow the minute I saw it. Really at $32.00…the price is not bad either

 

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It is the “Letter” Accent Pillow by Levtex and it is sold at Nordstrom.  I was working on some throw pillows for the show and felt pretty confident I could make my own and even personalize it a tad.

Here is what you need to make your own knock off.

Supplies:

1) 1 yard of fabric. (I used a cotton blend in the natural shade)

2) one 16×16 square of bold printed fabric

3) Needle, thread for letter trim

4) Sewing machine

5) Needle, thread, scissors

6) Polyester Fiber Fill

7) Computer (with printer) or Silhouette Cameo -with cardstock paper

*8) Pom-poms..my pinch of personalization.

Instructions

1) Cut out 16×16 square with base fabric

2) On your silhouette, create and cut the letter you prefer. Choose a thick font. (http://www.amazon.com/Silhouette-Cameo-Starter-Kit-Bundle/dp/B007R83VKE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407208008&sr=8-1&keywords=silhouette+cameocut out ) If you are using a printer, create and cut the letter out.

3) Pin the cut out on your fabric

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4) Cut out your letter.

5) Pin the fabric cut out to the top of  your 16×16 square.

7) Sew edges using a hemstitch setting on your machine. For my Singer machine I used the number 14.

 

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This is a simple sewing machine. I am a simple seamstress. If you are just learning, this is a great one to try. http://www.amazon.com/SINGER-4166-Electronic-Sewing-Machine/sim/B002QC3OZ8/2

 

 

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The edges have a thick zig-zag pattern around the edges.

 

8) I altered the original concept by adding pom-poms. If you choose to do this, pin the pom-poms to each corner. Make sure you pin them so that when you sew the pillow closed, you only see the pom-pom. Not the trim.

9) Pin the top pillow square to the bottom square so they are inside out.

10) Sew together leaving an opening for the stuffing.

11) Turn right side out.

12) Starch, iron and stuff

13) Sew the opening closed.

 

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…and here is your pillow! You can use a variety of colors, patterns, and designs.

Here is the video from the show featuring this pillow and a few other fun ones.

Thank you Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store the supplies!

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American wife to this Indian life. I am a right-brained, American woman married to a left-brained Indian man. I love art, design, up-cycling and multiple DIY projects at the same time. He loves simplicity and order. Follow us on this cultural collision as I combine our personalities and cultural differences through art, design, food, and raising kids. When I am not working on a craft or project, I co-host a lifestyle/entertainment show called "Daytime Blue Ridge," on our local NBC affiliate, WSLS 10. www.DaytimeBlueRidge.com

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