Smocked Gingham Fabric Pillow Instructions – VTNS Fan Freebie

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I found this great little Coats and Clark give away sheet from 1962. It’s instructions on how to make Smocked Gingham Pillows.

Vintage Crafts and More - Smocked Gingham Pillow InstructionsThey have a pretty effect and are easy to do. You just smock the gingham fabric, assemble and stuff.

They aren’t meant to be slip covers. With no iron cottons and Dacron stuffing, you should be able to throw the entire pillow in the washing machine and have it come out good as new.

Use wash n’ wear gingham with 1 inch checks. It takes one yard of fabric for each pillow.

Vintage Crafts and More - Smocked Gingham Pillow Instructions 1

Just follow the easy directions and before you know it you’ll have pretty accents for your home.

Vintage Crafts and More - Smocked Gingham Pillow Instructions 2The complete instructions to smock and sew the pillows is in a 2 page PDF file you can download and keep for later:

Smocked Gingham Pillows Instructions

You’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer to view the file. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

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