Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Grommets as Decoration

Here is a clever pillow idea, use grommets to create a modern embellishment.  For this pillow a front center panel was added using micro welt cord as a detail on each side.

The plastic, snap together grommets were added to the center panel.  This style of grommet is sleek,  smooth and easy to use.  They have a 2 1/8" outside diameter and a 1 3/8" inside diameter and are available in eight colors; Antique Brass was used for this pillow.

Iron-on polyester batting was added to the center panel to provide a little more thickness for the grommets without making the fabric look stiff or bulky.

After the grommets were added a separate lining was cut with a center strip of contrasting fabric which shows from behind the grommet.  Welt cord was added around the edges and the back piece applied for the finished pillow.

Other creative ideas include creating an entire pillow front with grommets spaced in vertical or horizontal patterns and adding a fun print, metallic or even fur behind the grommets for an added surprise!

Products Used:  
Micro Welt Cord #WC84
Polyester Iron-On Batting #PA20
1 3/8" ID Plastic Grommets #GP10/R
1/4" #2 Polyester Welt Cord #WCP2
18" Polyester Cluster Pillow Insert #PJ18

Customer Creations:
The following knife edge and boxed Grommet Embellished Pillow designs were created by Beginning to End Interiors, Sarasota, FLA

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