Saturday, January 3, 2009

Dishtowel Pillow Tutorial

My Dad. He loves his television. Has ever since he went to see the first black and white one imported into Tasmania at the age of 6. He sits around all night watching CSI, Law and Order, Sport and any other manner of things. He complains that there aren't enough pillows on the couch so that he can lie down and still watch television. He can't be bothered going to get his own pillow from my parents bedroom, and he doesn't like cushions. My Dad asks me to do something about it.

Enter the Dishtowel Pillow.
What you'll need:
  • two same or contrasting coloured dishtowels
  • four large buttons
  • lots of heavy duty thread
  • one normal size sleeping pillow
  1. Place both dishtowels on top of one another, right sides together.
  2. Stitch up 3 sides and turn right side out.
  3. Insert Pillow, squeeze in.
  4. Slip-stitch remaining fourth side.
  5. Place button 1 where desired and stitch through all layers once.
  6. Place button 2 on opposite side of pillow directly below button one, and stitch together.
  7. Pull tight.
  8. Continue to stitch through both buttons until desired strength is accomplished.
  9. Tie Off
  10. Using buttons 3 and 4, follow through steps 5 - 9.
You're finished! Was that easy enough to understand? I didn't take any progress pictures, but it should be easily enough explained with the pictures alone.
So far I've made 3 of these for Dads TV room and 2 for my own home. They're so sinch to make and when they need a wash, I just throw them into the washing machine and hang them on the line to dry!


Yarni Gras! said...

what a neat idea!
BTW, thanks for visiting my blog!
Leo is a siamese blue seal point mix...but you are right, he does look like a Russian, his face isn't quite round enough though.
Happy New Year!

Tinniegirl said...

How gorgeous. They look fabulous.

CurlyPops said...

Very Cool idea!

Patsy said...

Great tutorial. I just saw your blog. It is so cute. I will have to try those pillows for my kids. Somebody is always looking for a pillow here. Great job!!