14 December 2011

Salvaged Pillows

All six of the denim pillows are finished. I'm calling them the Salvaged series, as all the denim and lining are upcycled from worn and washed clothing and linens.

Two of the designs are more swirly.

Salvaged:Filament Denim  Pillow

Salvaged:Coastline Denim Pillow

And the other four are more symmetrical.

Salvaged:Aperture Denim Pillow

Salvaged:Jigsaw Denim Pillow

Salvaged:Asterisk Denim Pillow

Salvaged:Compass Denim Pillow

Originally I had planned to finish the edges with doublefold chambray binding, like the first asterisk pillow. But I opted for a simpler turned edge with topstitching. A few got a double row of topstitching, but there are as many as 10 layers of denim (including the seam allowance) at some points, and that proved beyond the capabilities of my sturdy little machine.



Each pillow has a concealed brass zipper on the back with a brass chain pull and rivets for reinforcement at the zipper ends. The lining is yarn-dyed cotton sheeting.


All six pillows are available in my Etsy shop. Just in time for last minute holiday shopping!





22 comments:

  1. wow, these pillows are incredible! your piecing is impeccable.

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  2. Those cushions are so amazing. How can you part with them?

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  3. Lovely! And I bet they are incredibly soft to the touch with all that worn denim. Like that lining, too.

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  4. Your piecing is amazing. I love those pillows...wish I had money left in the Christmas budget!!! :)

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  5. I'm impressed- major thread cred for you. And denim at that...

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  6. Love, love them. What a perfect way to recycle old jeans.
    You have an eye for colour and design, your sewing/quilting/piecing is impeccable and I find your work very inspiring.

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  7. Man, stonewash never looked so good. I'm gob-smacked by these pillows. They are so creative and just plain stunning.

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  8. I second what Krista says! Completely blown away by them!

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  9. I love the way the wear on the denim adds to the design, extra light and shade. Beautiful

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  10. Hi! I love your denim pillows! Really beautiful pattern and wonderful material! Perfect details!
    Merry Christmas!

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  11. I think they are amazing and perfect in every way

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  12. "concealed brass zipper on the back with a brass chain pull and rivets for reinforcement"--you've thought of every single amazing detail, Dan. wow.

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  13. Wow wow wow- how do you do those curves?!!! In awe

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  14. Really incredible art, here! Yet they look so useful. I love what you do, Dan.

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  15. You are so incredibly inspiring. I heart these.

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  16. Hello, I am astonished. These pillows left me without words. If you could please tell me how you did them. I beg you please share.

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