Friday, May 28, 2010

Pretty Little Pillows Book Review

Are you taking part in Pillow Talk Swap or inspired to whip up a pillow? You might want to check out this great new book from Lark.

Pretty Little Pillows is new in the series of pretty little books from Lark. With 29 varied pillows there is lots to fire your imagination and get your creative juices flowing.

The book starts with a chapter on basic sewing techniques and some more specific tips about making pillows, including how to make different types of pillow backs and how to make pillow forms.

The book is then divided into 3 categories.

Creative Stitching has pillows with embroidered or appliqu├ęd details.

"Flying dreams are the sweetest. Let this little work of avian-inspired art send you soaring to slumberland with wings outstretched."

Pillow designed by Kajsa Wikman.

"Smocking, a traditional technique for gathering fabric, makes a stylish comeback with these exquisite pillows. Heavily patterned fabric adds another decorative dimension to these not-so-square designs."

Pillow design by Amanda Hanley.

Pretty piecing and cute quilting focuses on how to bring your pillow to life through patchwork and quilting designs.

"If you’re the type who just can’t decide on one fabric, you’ll enjoy this project that puts a happy dozen in the spotlight. Circular designs, spiraling surface stitches, and an easy grid pattern bring everything together."

Pillow design by Malka Dubrawsky.

"Enjoy a taste of chocolate now and then? So do we. These delectable pillows feature sweet, little truffle shapes and dark-chocolate-dipped color. Yum!"

Pillow design by Amanda Carestio.

Surprising Spins has unusual shaped pillows such as a cunning pillow box hideaway perfect for storing your sewing supplies out of sight.

Other contributors include Elizabeth Hartman, Aimee Ray, Ruth Singer, Jennifer Cooke, Yvonne Eijkenduijn and many others.

It is a book that gets you thinking outside the box when it comes to pillows. Even if some of the pillows might not be to your taste the creativity behind them will certainly spark off your own ideas.

Stay tuned to find out how you might be able to win a copy of this book for yourself. In the meantime let us know are you a pillow lover, are you taking part in the pillow swap, what type of pillows do you like to make?


  1. I love their books, I have potholder and just love it!

  2. Wow great book, i make square 50 x 50cm cushions with different cotton and linens.

  3. All I have made are pillowcases so far... great ideas from the swap pictures though, very inspiring!

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