Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Fretwork Pillow Tutorial & Tips

Last week I posted about my love of fretwork. Well I am happy to report that my DIY fretwork pillows look pretty darn chic and rang up at a whopping $10 a piece. If you are interested in trying your hand at a pillow or two the picture tutorial below should give you the general idea of how I went about it. If you need specific questions answer just let me know:)

A few tips:
  • If using stitch witch, adhere the corners first & then iron the entire strip. When I ironed on my first strip the weight of the damp towel cause the originally straight line to become crooked. 

  • Use Steam A Seam rather than Stitch Witch because it will not move once placed on the pillow thereby eliminating the need for tip 1 & granting you a cleaner result.

  • If possible, adhere design onto pillow without the fill in it. Since my project was for outdoor use, my pillow was not a slipcover but it would have been an easier process if I could have attached the tape to a flat surface.








  1. Pillow is darling. Looks easy but probably wouldn't be for me. Love your blog!

    1. Thanks Katie for reading! I'm sure you could tackle this project:)

  2. Great job! I hope to give this project a try soon;)

    1. Be sure to blog about it when you're done…I can't wait to see how it turns out.


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