Vintage Dresser Scarf Pillow
- Vintage embroidered dresser scarf
- Pale pink satin fabric
- Silver satin ribbon, 1-1/2”-wide, 24” length
- Fiberfill stuffing
- Sewing machine and matching thread
- Straight pins
- Iron and pressing board
- 1. Cut off any damaged section(s) from vintage linen, preserving as much of the unblemished linen as possible.
- 2. Sew sections of linen together to make a panel to decorate the front of the bolster pillow. Set aside.
- 3. For bolster pillow, cut rectangle from muslin approximately 2” longer than desired length of pillow and 1-1/2” wider than the circumference of desired pillow.
- 4. Sew muslin rectangle into a “tube.” Sew two rows of gathering stitches at either end of tube, sewing at 1/2” and 3/4” from edge.
- 5. Pull one row of gathering stitches tightly to close off that end for stuffing. Knot threads.
- 6. Stuff tube with fiberfill to desired firmness. Repeat Step 5 for opposite end.
- 7. Cut pink satin for pillow cover 6” longer than muslin from Step 3, and approximately 1” wider than muslin in Step 3.
- 8. For pillow cover, insert long raw edge of linen panel between two lengthwise edges of pink stain, right sides together. Stitch at 1/2” along lengthwise seam. Press seam open.
- 9. Turn over ends of pillow cover tube 1/2” and 1/2” again. Press. Topstitch using pale pink thread.
- 10. Slide pillow cover over bolster pillow and center pillow in cover. Tie a 12” satin ribbon bow at each gathered end.
by June Jacobs