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I *Heart* Chiang Mai Dragon

May 17, 2011


I am in love with the Chiang Mai Dragon print from Schumacher. I'll take it in any colour. The colours and patterns are so rich and luxurious.

I don't care it is everywhere.

 I *heart* it.

When I went shopping with two blog buddies to a fabric wholesaler, I was thrilled when Karla, managed to snag me not only one but TWO samples! If you recall, there were grommets in the fabric. I guess they thought that would deter anyone from making anything with it. They didn't know who they were dealing with when they gave it to me. 

A grommet? I can deal with that.


Scissors were involved...


After a little snipping, patchwork and sumptuous trim, one pillow is finished.





I even sewed an invisible zipper 
{Please, hold the applause}



This fabulous pillow cost this frugal gal very little. 

While Chiang Mai Dragon can run about $250/yard {you heard me right}, this piece cost me
NOTHING.

I bought a yard of linen to match for $15/yd {only used half a yard = $7.50}}

Invisible zipper: $1.50 

Navy velvet ribbon: $4.00

Ikea pillow insert: $6.00

Total cost: $19.00

Hubby will like that :)

Here is a peek at another pillow I slaved worked on:


Xo Barbara


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28 comments:

  1. Gorgeous. Nice job. I often use fabric samples, but I am not talented enough to sew it myself. I think Sarah Richardson used that fabric in a mans bedroom on their show Sarah 101. Love how you piped it and worked around the grommet.

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  2. you're one creative lady Barbara! love it!

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  3. I love it! It is gorgeous and the border around it looks beautiful. You are so talented.

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  4. That is BEAUTIFUL! I love the custom look! So so talented...Do I smell a tutorial??

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  5. Love it! I wish I had your sewing skills!

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  6. Amazing! Love the fabric, love the pillow.

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  7. The pillow turned out beautifully. I like the fabric, and although I would NEVER pay the usual price for it, I love how you swung a freebie deal and made something amazing from it.

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  8. Nice job Barb! You are a talented lady:) Love that highlighted the fabric by pairing it with white and beautiful trim.

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  9. Really nice Barbara! And I couldn't hold my applause on the invisible zipper either - that's awesome too! Sewing and I agree to disagree, we co-exist if we have to, but I run the other way if I can... I'm just not very good at it, so your pillow AND invisible zipper awe me! :-)

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  10. Love the navy and white border around it - what a great way to differentiate it from others who have used it. It looks amazing.

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  11. Love the navy and white border around it - what a great way to differentiate it from others who have used it. It looks amazing.

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  12. Love the fabric! Wish I could do an invisible zipper like that. Thanks for your sweet comment about my union jack dresser.

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  13. I love the rich color. Great sewing! Great deal!

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  14. Love how you made the fabric work for you!

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  15. Gotta love a pillow for $19!!! You also rocked the design...love the velvet ribbon.

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  16. You are such a talented Crafter and Seamstress!

    Love it!

    Jodi

    The Simply Inspired Home

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  17. Wowza! That pillow looks amazing!!! I need to work on my sewing skills!

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  18. Nice job! And grommet? Bah! No problem! It looks great and kudos on a lovely invisible zipper xo

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  19. Wowzers...well done- your pillow looks GORGEOUS!! I heart Chaing Mai in Alabaster!!

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  20. Holy smokes! That is stunning. I love the way you worked around the grommet and gave the pillow character at the same time. I can only imagine what you'd pay for a similar pillow in a high end boutique. Standing "O" for you Barbara!

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  21. Now that's resourcefulness! That's a spectacular fabric and I love what you did with it!

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  22. Gorgeous!! I love how you created a "frame" for the printed fabric. This pillow looks so profesisonal and also so expensive. Well done.

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  23. OMG you never ever fail to knock my socks off Barbara! I love the details you thought up to use this fab piece of fabric, I never would have thought of that!! LOVE!
    Nancy xo

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  24. I am so totally impressed. First, with the whole frugality of it all, then the fact that you sewed it yourself, and finally because it just looks awesome.
    Dana

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  25. OOoooo! Ahhhhh! It's gorgeous and I am so impressed how you worked around that grommet!

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  26. I am so late, but I managed to get two of them as well. One I gave as a giveaway and the other will be made into a....

    gotta wait for it.


    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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