Let me introduce to you the latest instructional PDF we've added to our website, the Contrast Mitered Flange pillow. This pillow is easy to make once you understand the process. The instructions include photos with step by step directions for you to follow along with as you sew. This contrast mitered flange pillow is [...]
Bolster pillows are just one of the pillow types I love to make. They're really very simple to make but sometimes the ends of bolster pillows can be tricky to figure out. Bolster pillows are simple to make and can have fun and creative embellished ends. Have you ever made a bolster pillow [...]
Do you a learn best in a hands-on workshop? If so, you may be wondering what it's like to attend a workshop with Donna Cash. Photos are worth a thousand words, so let me show you a few. A lot of laughter and forming of friendships at a recent hands-on pillow workshop in Maine. [...]
I love pillows. And I love inserting zippers in pillows. Invisible zippers, lapped zippers, zippers next to welt cord, bound zippers in pillows, and zippers as embellishments in pillows. Love them all! I love inserting them so much, it always surprises me when someone tells me they would rather close a pillow with hand stitching [...]
I hope your year has been a good one too and that 2018 brings you good health and much joy! At Designs by Donna my mission is: To use my passion, gifts, and abilities to bring joy and beauty into the lives of others through exquisite design, teaching, and sharing.
Fabric arriving at Designs by Donna is checked in and inspected as soon as it arrives. Doing so may avoid delays with the project if any flaws, inconsistencies in the repeat, or wrong yardage amounts are found upon inspection. And the same is true for drapery hardware received. Check-in fabric and hardware as soon as it arrives. [...]
I used to be afraid to sew an invisible zipper next to welt cord ............. until I tried it. And it worked well. And all I was able to see was the zipper pull. And the pillow turned out beautifully, do you agree? An invisible zipper inserted next to self welt cord. After several people [...]
I love a bolster pillow with sunburst ends. Depending on the fabric you use, the ends will either create a pleated sunburst or more casual gathered sunburst as in the photo below. Once you gather the fabric into the center of the bolster pillow ends, you will have a small hole in the center. [...]