In this Fabric Manipulation Workshop, you’ll explore the transformative artistry within textiles. Join artist Amanda Whited as you learn three diverse hand-stitching techniques and build the skills to make a personalized lumbar pillow cover using your design composition that perfectly complements your home and personal style. From the ancient craft of smocking to contemporary techniques like gathering and tucking, this workshop is your gateway to the world of three-dimensional textile art.
CONSTRUCT YOUR PERSONALIZED PILLOW COVER
Whether you're a seasoned sewing enthusiast or a beginner looking for a rewarding project, this pillow pattern is designed with simplicity and comfort. Following step-by-step instructions, you'll create a personalized pillow cover that suits your style and adds a touch of coziness to any space. The front of the pillow is a great place to show off your fabric manipulation skills.
The back of the pillow is designed with an envelope-style opening, which consists of overlapping panels on the back that create a pocket-like opening. This opening allows easy insertion and removal of the pillow form without zippers, buttons, or snaps. You can choose from two sizes: a 12x20” lumbar pillow cover or a 16x16” square pillow cover. A sewing machine is recommended for durability and speed, but you can achieve this pattern with simple hand sewing as well.
This workshop was designed with ample room for hands-on exploration and play with manipulating fabric. Choose from an array of techniques to craft a skill-sampler pillow cover using your practice pieces. As a bonus, we've supplied additional materials, encouraging you to keep making and extending these new fabric manipulation techniques to embellishing tote bags, clothing, and much more.
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Choose Your Colorway
Customize your fabric manipulation projects by choosing from 8 colorway options: Ashen, Petal, Sandstone, Azure, Pebble, Greenwood, Shoreside, Avocado.
Add the $0 product to your cart and walk through the checkout process. This will notify our team to add this to your subscription box. If you do not choose a colorway, we will choose for you. Existing subscribers: please select your colorway by Feb 7th.
Fabric Manipulation Colorways
Make more fabric manipulation projects! Choose from 8 bundles of linen/cotton fabric in the colorway of your choice: Ashen, Petal, Sandstone, Azure, Pebble, Greenwood, Shoreside, and Avocado.
Canvas & Leather Tote
Personalize a canvas tote bag with your fabric manipulation samples to match your personal style. The finished tote bag body is approximately 17x13" tall with a 9” leather handle drop.
Cutting Tools Bundle
Precision and efficiency are important in every textile project. These tools include a multi-grid ruler featuring a grid for precise measurements, a rotary cutter that makes intricate fabric cuts a breeze, and a self-healing mat that provides a reliable grid for measurements.
Sewing Notions Bundle
This carefully curated bundle includes a tape maker that ensures precise folds and crisp edges in the fabric, thimbles for protecting fingers during the stitching process, and a versatile quilting tool for all your fabric manipulation, ruching, and smocking projects.
Welcome Amanda Whited, an artist from the Midwest who resides in sunny Southern California with her husband and four lively boys. For the past 13 years, Amanda has been devoted to teaching the art of sewing, inspiring her students to incorporate their distinct styles and personalities into every creation.
An avid explorer of innovative techniques, Amanda enthusiastically experiments with all things fiber-related, whether sewing, knitting, or delving into natural dyeing. The creative process brings her immense joy, and her passion for crafting goes beyond the final product, emphasizing the significance of self-expression and the connections forged through collaborative artistic pursuits.