I made this pillow from leftover scraps from an alteration job I do for a restaurant. I cut out basically 7″ from the sleeves to shorten the arms length on Chef coat. This is what is left over, and I can never bring myself to throw these scrap out. I am always looking for ways to repurpose them. Here’s one way…..
I cut 5″ squares and then pieced them together to make a base fabric about 15″x 30″. I re-sized and reworked a purchased embroidery design and embroidered them randomly to cover the fabric with flowers. I wanted a 12″ pillow so I cut the top and back about 13″ square. I also wanted to trim it out but, nothing matched or was the right color…….. but I have yarn!!! I found a lovely Rowan Cotton tape in this lovely sea foam green. It was one lone ball waiting in my stash for it’s day to be used!! I knitted this trim as follows:
no real gauge here so anything goes. I used size 9 needles.
cast on 3
row 1 knit 2 wrap yarn 3 time around needle (3-yarn overs) knit last stitch.
row 2 purl 1 slip off three yarn overs purl remaining 2
repeat until the length you need.