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. [...]