This last minute little pillow project came about as I sat down in the rocker one night taking in the progress we’d made in the nursery and while sitting there I noticed we needed a lumbar pillow for a little extra support in the lower back. The next day I started ideating what the pillow might look like and I remembered that right about the time we found out we were expecting, I had stumbled upon this beautiful baby swimsuit from Ox Eyed Baiby on Pinterest and fell in love with the yellow and white contrast, the lace, the handmade feel…all of it. I remembered being bummed at the time because the swimsuit was one of a kind, and no longer available. But now! 8 months later, it was the perfect inspiration for my lumbar pillow. It’s funny how inspiration works sometimes, isn’t it?
The technique for the pillow applique is really quite simple. It’s just a matter of cutting apart the lace, arranging the design on the pillow, and tacking it in place with needle and thread. The most difficult part is probably deciding how to place and space apart the lace! Read on for the full tutorial…
- Pillow cover (go here for my envelope pillow tutorial)
- Needle & Thread
1. Cut lace apart into shapes.
2. Arrange onto pillow face and snap a picture of the layout on your phone to document the placement.
3. Tack the lace shapes to the pillow face in a few different spots with needle and thread. Use the photo you took in Step 2 as the placement guide.
Once all lace pieces are attached, stuff with your pillow form and you’re all set! I’m using this beauty in the nursery for lumbar support on the rocker. Where will you use yours?!
Like this project? Don’t forget to pin for later!