Throw pillows make a great addition to your living room or bedroom decor. Throw pillows can also be one of the easiest updates you can make at home with minimal to no cash outlay. I was refurbishing my bedroom and I wanted to add some feminine throw pillows to soften the overall theme and make my room look more plush and inviting. I had always loved the look of smocking and I found this excellent smocked throw pillow tutorial on Youtube by Handyworks that described how to make a smocked pillow that was everything I wanted for my bedroom. I managed to find a beautiful satin rayon fabric at Joann’s Fabrics and it was a super great deal because I used the 40% off coupon n m Joann’s Ipone app. If you do not have the app there is an option at the front checkout to use a text message option, email, or paper coupon you may have received in the mail. just remember there are so many ways to save money at Joann’s Fabrics.
First, use your grid ruler to draw a one inch by one inch grid pattern across the back of your pillow material. The mark your stitch gathers (use a different color fabric pen or pencil to avoid confusion)
Then make your little tucks and stitch as shown in the instructional video.
This is a super little project and the results were very feminine and had a very distinct old Hollywood look.