Aug
17

IKEA Hack: Linen Broomstick Lace Embellished Pillow

Linen Broomstick Lace

As I’m settling into our beautiful new YarnYAY! studio space, I’m working on adding little handmade details to make otherwise store-bought home decor pieces feel like my vibe. This week on Ask Me Monday, I show you one of those pieces and IKEA pillow hack of sorts. Using beautiful, crisp linen yarn, and an old-school technique, I create a Broomstick Lace panel to add texture and dimension to a velveteen pillow. Watch the tutorial, then make it your own.

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IKEA. HACK: Sanela Pillow with Linen. Broomstick Lace, by Vickie Howell

Broomstick Lace Embellished Pillow

MATERIALS

Flax & Twine Daytime Linen (100% Egyptian linen; 130 yds) —yardage will vary; I used 1 1/2 hanks for my oversized pillow.

Size G/4 mm Knitter’s Pride Ginger Hook

1 Size 30 mm Jumbo Birch Needle

Sharp Tapestry Needle

Sewing Pins or Clips

Pop Color Pillow,  in your desired size. — I used the 26″ version of this one.

GAUGE

Not important for this project. See the instructions below.

DIRECTIONS

Ch a multiple of 5, that measures the width of the front of your pillow. For my pillow, I chained  85.

Row 1: Place loop from hook onto knitting needle; *using hook pull loop up from the next ch and place onto knitting needle; repeat from * to end. Turn.

Row 2:  *Holding knitting needle in the left hand, slip 5 loops from needle to crochet hook; [YO, pull through loops, YO pull through rem loop to close], 5 sc in center of hole just created; repeat from * to end. Turn.

Rep Rows 1-2, until piece measures approximately 2/3 of the height of your pillow. For my pillow, it was twelve times more.

Fasten off leaving a very long tail for seaming.

Linen Broomstick Lace

FINISHING

Using sewing pins or clips, center the piece, and secure it at both sides.

Sewing Broomstick lace to fabric

Using the tail, a sharp tapestry needle, and either the blanket stitch or whip stitch, sew piece to the side seams of pillow.

Tie. Off. Weave in ends.

Linen Broomstick Lace Pillow: IKEA Hack

 

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