I have a fun new fabric line to show off you to you today! It’s called Wonderland and it’s by Josephine Kimberling from Blend Fabrics. It’s all made up of of sweet florals, cards, teacups and of course fun Alice in Wonderland images! There are several bloggers making up projects for a Wonderland Blog Hop and it’s my turn today! This fun Time for Tea Wonderland Fabric Pillow is easy to make up and such a cute way to show off your love for all things Alice – or just your love for tea!
I’ve used the Mad Tea Party fabric as the main fabric on the front, and I had to add in a little embroidery and some fun stacked teacups! The lettering is done with hand embroidery and the teacups are stitched on with a free motion sketchy look. I think they go great with the Mad Tea Party fabric!
I had to add in some pom poms too of course, because most pillows just need them. It’s a truth universally acknowledged. Oops, wrong book.
This would be a great gift for someone who loves tea too! So let’s get started!
Time for Tea – Wonderland Fabric Pillow Tutorial
- Wonderland Fabrics: Mad Tea Party in Green – 16″ x 6″ piece (for right front)
- Garden of Wonder in Blue – two 16″ x 12″ pieces (for back)
- Garden of Wonder in Red – 8″ x 10″ piece for teacups on front
- Linen fabric – 16″ x 11″ piece
- small scraps of Black fabric for tea on cups
- 16″ length of 1″ cotton lace
- embroidery stabilizer or lightweight interfacing
- 2 yards pom pom trim
- lightweight fusible webbing
- 16″ x 16″ pillow form
- DMC pearl cotton floss – size 5 – in black
- marking pen
- Time for Tea embroidery and teacup patterns
Print out all your patterns. Trace the Time for Tea embroidery pattern onto the linen piece. Make sure you leave enough room below it for the teacups to fit.
Embroider the text by outlining each letter with a back stitch. Fill in the open spaces with a sketchy satin stitch- doing your stitching at a diagonal and leaving spaces between some stitches.
Cut out the fabrics for the teacups and tea. Iron fusible webbing to the back side of the fabrics, then cut out the shapes. Cut out the tea shape from the black fabric. Cut out each teacup, then cut an oval at the top slightly smaller than the oval of the tea. Remove the paper backing. Stack the teacups according to the layout on the linen fabric below your embroidery. Make sure you leave room for the steam curls. Iron the cups and tea in place.
Iron the stabilizer to the back of the linen piece. Put your free motion foot on your sewing machine and lower the feed dogs. Stitch around the cups and handles with a sketchy stitching, going over the outlines three times. Don’t worry too much if the lines are exact, it looks great that way!
Draw out the steam curls with a marking pen and “sketch” those in place too with two runs of stitching.
To finish the pillow:
- Sew the linen piece to the Mad Tea Party fabric to create the front of the pillow. Sew the 1″ lace over the seam.
- Sew pom pom trim around the edge of the front panel, with the seam 3/8″ from the edge. The pom poms should point in towards the center of the pillow.
- For the back pieces, hem the top of one of the pieces and the bottom of the other. Overlap the pieces so the fabric with the hem on the bottom is on top of the other, then adjust them to make a 16″ square. Pin or baste the sides.
- Place the front and back of the pillow, right sides together and sew around all four sides. Clip the corners and turn right side out.
- Press and insert the pillow form – and you’re all finished!
Even the back is cute!
Make sure you check out all the other projects in the blog hop – they are all so cute!
- Veronica – SewVery – Chair Pocket Tutorial
- Tina – Emily Ann’s Kloset – Heart Quilt
- Jen – Tie Dye Diva – Heart Pocket Tutorial
- Caroline – Sew Can She – Patchwork Bench Cushion
- Amanda – Jedi Craft Girl – Alice’s Crossroads Quilt
- Bev – Flamingo Toes – Time for Tea Pillow
- Andy – A Bright Corner – October 7
- Charlie – CapturedThreads – October 14
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I think I would add a solid stripe across and make a lattice quilt for my the shelter. I love your pillow. So sweet.
What an adorable idea! I love the mix of the printed pillow with the one that you embroidered. They both look so cozy together! The fat quarter bundle gives so many choices and all of them would mix so well with your tea time embroidery design.
Beth T. says
I am a quilter, so of course I would say a quilt…but that’s too easy. Let’s say that it would be a quilt that would have some kind of an appliqué component. Maybe birds in a tree? Or perhaps a row of dishes on a shelf? Kind of like the bookshelf quilts that have been so popular…Hmmm…now I’m getting excited, thinking of my grandmother’s china and how I loved to play with it as a child. Wouldn’t it be fun to replicate some favorite patterns with fabric?
Gilda McCain says
I love your pillow and would definitely give it a try with the fat quarters. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I have been thinking of pillows for Christmas gifts and who wouldn’t love those cute cups?
I think it would make a fun tote or zip pouches.
Carol San Diego says
Oh my gosh- so many cute things could be made with this fabric! Little girl dresses, pillows, pillowcases, baby quilts, the list could go on and on!
I think,I would love to make a lap quilt and pillow for a sick friend do mine. I know she would
vicki dunn says
I would make some aprons and maybe some kitchen towels , It would go so well with all the tea cups I have .
Christine Wilkins says
I love the cushion!
I’d use the fabrics to make a nice roomy book bag
Janis Silberman says
Those fabrics are adorable…I could see them being used to make vintage style aprons!
Susan Spiers says
Love your pillow-just too cute! I need a new apron, and one made with these fabrics would be too much fun!
MaryEllen Reimers says
Darling fabric! I’m a new(er) sewist, so I’ll probably make it a simple project like a pillow top!
Shelley Davis says
I would love to try my hand at making this cute pillow. Those are such great choices in fabric combinations.
My best friend and I always give each other tea themed gifts. I think I will try your darling pillow. Where does one get the fabric?
Love the colors and patterns. The first thing I’d use it for would be a pillow such as the one you made.
I’m thinking I’d use it to make a play purse for my niece.
Oh, I’d use the fabric to make sandwich holders and some placemats for when eating in the spring time.
Lynn F. says
THanks for the giveaway! Love the pillow and the fabrics and I am stuck between several of the projects. I think I am down to 2- the heart pocket and pinafore idea from Tie Dye Diva and the bar quilt and pumpkin idea from A Bright Corner. Lots of GREAT projects. Thanks! :)
Anne Marie says
I would make a pillow – love this fabric.
jo wyrosdick says
Too many ideas! Maybe a pillowcase dress and a pillow.
The pillow is so cute, I’d probably make that. Possibly a table runner too!
Brenda Sanderson says
This pillow is so much fun, what a great gift to give someone you love.
Soooooooooooo cute!!!! My oldest daughter is a pastry chef, I think I would make her daughter an apron, chef hat and chair covers for her little table & chairs. She loves to bake like mommy on her own toy oven! I adore our blog and idea, you are so very clever!!! Keep it coming as you are the highlight of my day!! Thank you for all that you share! :- )
I’d love to make a pillow, matching apron and pot holders for my kitchen. Thank you for such a thoughtful and sweet giveaway opportunity!
Mary C says
I am making tea towels for Christmas gifts. I think the fabric would be perfect for some of the bands of fabric across the bottom of the towels. Thank you for the inspiration!
I love your pillow & fabric! Thanks for the free pattern. I’d make a few makeup bags with this cute fabric.
Genia Petty says
My daughter is a tea-aholic! This pillow would be perfect for her new apartment!!!
Brenda Hague says
I am crazy for pillows! I can see this one in my little upstairs bedroom. So cute!
Pamela Graham says
Love love love
I would make pillows or curtains or a hair pad cover for a bedroom I am decorating in a wonderland style.
Sally Heilinger says
I’d love to make the pillow (so cute) or a baby quilt for my youngest granddaughter.
Patricia Davis says
I love the fabric and the pillow. I think if I win I will make the pillow as it is so cute! Thanks for the chance to win!
laura davis says
Joan M says
I’d make the pillow and a little pouch. Beautiful fabric! Thank you for the chance to win.
Vicki H says
I would like to make pillows with the florals.
Sandy K says
I would make a lap quilt for my mom and add some solids in with the bundle.
Roben Gamble says
I collect all things “Alice” and I have an entire China tea set. I would love to make some pieced placemats and a table runner, maybe some appliquéd napkins as well. Wouldn’t that be Wonder(land)ful?!?!
Susan Grancio says
I think a table topper for tea parties would be fun, could help my granddaughters make some goodies to share while sipping.
Love the pillow. I am always in need of kitchen towels and they always make a wonderful housewarming gift.
Love this fabric!! I’d make pillow covers for my besties for Christmas
Vunda V says
ive been looking for a new sewing project! I want to make new throw pillows too!
Thank you for a fun giveaway. I would like to make some bags and pouch with this fabric. I love the stacking teacups idea, it would be fabulous on the front of a tote. x
Sarah C says
Love the pillow I shall to make one this fabric collection is so pretty thanks for sharing
Monica A says
I’m not sure if I’d make a pillow or a quilt from the fat quarters, but I have a friend who really loves all things Wonderland so I’d definitely use them to make a present for her! :)
Carol G says
I’m adding this pillow to the tea cosy and snack mat I’m making my best girl for Christmas! Darling as always, Bev!
Liz R. says
Oh, you know, add it to my stack of “but this fabric is so cute!” to wait for the perfect project. haha. Would make for an adorable tea towel. Or kitchen curtain!
Jennifer L. says
I think I might make a small little “lovey” quilt for my grandaughter.
Vera K says
I would like to make some cute little bags.
Debi M says
I would love to use this fabric to make burp cloths.
Mary Ann says
A quilt for my baby girl…Alice :-)
replace the lining of my favorite black winter coat!
I would love to make your pillow or maybe a little tea time wall hanging!
I would love to make some cute throw pillows for my bed.
That pillow is awesome. I think I might make something like that. I have recently made some pillows for my couch and they need adorable covers!! Also, I’m pretty sure a doll would need a dress from that fabric!!
Thank you for the giveaway!!
Tonia Jeffery says
I think they would make darling skirts.
Julie Sharp says
I would make this pillow!!
Kelly Christerson Aubert says
I would make that adorable pillow in your tutorial!!
First I would make a new shopping tote; then some dinner napkins and placemats! Thanks ofr sharing!
There are so many possibilities pillows fabric flowers, aprons, applique;s. Beautiful fabrics.
I am trying to improve my embroidery skills, so I would start with that pillow, and maybe a throw to go with it.
Chloe Morales says
I’d love to make some pillows for my new born girl and my living room! Haven’t started a project since I moved to my new place but this makes me want to start something up again!!
Tina King says
I’d love to make cushion covers & kitchen curtains. I love tea too
Gammy T says
I need to make a sewing tools organizer–so maybe the #10 can organizer– or my other need–a purse organizer. Both (or either) would be fabulous in this line, it’s so playful and bright!
Margaret Utt says
I’d love to make my five-year-old granddaughter, who loves Alice in Wonderland, a skirt for her 6th birthday. I love these fabrics!
The fabric would make lovely pillows.
I would like to make a quilt. Thank You for this great giveaway.
I love these fabrics. A quilt would be nice to make with them. Thanks for this giveaway.
These fabrics are so nice. I would love to make a quilt with them.
Kathy E. says
You are so creative! I totally agree that every pillow yearns for pom poms. Not every one gets them—just the lucky ones. I would make a nice big square table topper with this fabric for afternoon snacks.
I love this pillow! Definitely would try this and maybe a mug rug if I have enough fabric left.
I love your cushion….and the fabric and Tea!! I would make the cushion…Thanks for sharing!!
I’d love to make some mug rugs, or a runner.
Rose Ann Moon says
I would make something for my tea swap buddy! A towel or a pillow, likely.
Karen Payton says
Oh I love tea cups and hot tea! I would make some mug rugs and a tea pot cozy! Thanks for a chance to win.
Nancy Bailey says
I would love to make some special pillows as Christmas gifts for the girls in our orphanage. I love your pillow and the fabric!
Mary Wolf says
I am absolutely an “Alice” fan..,, your pillow is very sweet! I’d maybe make a book bag…. Alice liked books too! Great give-a-way!!
Kelly O. says
I think this would make a darling mini for my sewing room wall!
teri c says
Lovely fabrics for a special table runner. Tea with my grandma is among my favorite memories.
Andi M says
I absolutely love Alice in Wonderland and your pillow is gorgeous. I would probably use the fat quarter bundle in a quilt. Something that I could use them all together anyway.
Such a qute pillow! Happy and fun! I would love to make one myself too!
I’d make your pillow for a friend and one for me!
Terri/Houston lady says
I love your pillow!! I would like to try and make one for me ; )
Hi! The first thing that came to my mind was a vest. Yes, a bit quirky, but if it is well sewn, a tailored vest would look awesome!
Linda Bick says
The pillow and a cute basket! ❤️
Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum says
I make pajama shorts for my kids. This fabric would make great appliques!
Lori Morton says
Ooooh my goodness!! Love Love LOOOOOOVE your Pillow!! Thank you for the Tutorial!! & for chance to win your Give-a-way too!! :)
I would LOVE to make a Pillow like this!!!! It is AWESOME!
Catherine Mclarty says
This fabric is so cute and so many things it could be made into. Gorgeous little girls clothes, some fabulous fussy cut EPP project, some cute table linens, more cute cushions the list is endless!
I would make a zippered pouch assortment for my sister who has a fondness for Alice. Also some cloth napkins!
I would make the pillow and with the scraps I would make potholders as gifts! Thanks for the chance to win the fabric – I love it and I love your design for the pillow!
I’ve been experimenting with a reversible knitting project bag with one side in a print and the other in a coordinating appliqué/free form embroidered motif. Sort of like what you just did with the teacups.
Erin McSweeney says
i think these would make a very fun baby quilt..thanks for the giveaway
I love the pillow. I’d have to make a few for my tea drinking friends! I think the appliqué would be great on a tea towel, too!
Kelly Delaney says
This fabric looks perfect for an apron or pillowcase, but I would like to try a quilt. It looks really cute!
Jennifer hodges says
I would make something for my daughter–I love the pillow, though! Great fabric!
Kate B says
I love the Wonderland Pillow. I’m a big Alice fan!
Brianna P says
These would make really cute pjs! Or at least pj shorts. Love the fabrics and the way you used them in the pillow!
The pillow is so cute! Love the fabrics! I would love to try making the teacups for my sister (we joke about the amount of tea we drink!!)
Congratulations! You’re the winner of the Fabric Bundle! I’ll be sending you another email with instructions in just a second. Thanks for entering!!
I’m thinking I would use the fat quarters to try my hand at making the pillow you have shown us and then make napkins for my Alice in Wonderland table setting.
Linda Williamson says
There’s always room for more pillows! Especially ones with pompoms. I really love this new collection. The clocks would make an interesting top. Thanks for the giveaway. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com
Christina M says
Love the pillow, so cute!! So many things I could do with the fqb but really I would make this pillow for my daughter, she is all about tea time,lol she’s only six so tea parties are one of her favorite things to do, so many different tea sets I’ve bought just because she thinks everyone she sees, she just has to have! Lol thanks for the giveaway!
I would love to have the material for mug rugs and quilts! Always love applique.Thanks.
Kathleen Emde says
I have my first grandbaby coming in January, so I would make a diaper holder (for cloth diapers) then incorporate the fabric theme into bibs, changing table ruffle and a quilt and crib bumper pad with the scraps and other coordinating scraps! Maybe even a rocking chair seat cushion with scraps for grandma to rock the baby comfortably!
Jennifer chambers says
Ooh! I would make your pillow for my m-i-l and a tea cozy for my mom. Beautiful!
Cheryl Foley says
I would love to make a pillow like yours! It’s so fun!
Annie R says
I would love to make an apron with that stack of fabric
My favourite story as a child, this brings back lovely memories for me! I would love to make my newborn daughter, Alice(!), her very first quilt.
Somè pillow covers for my daughters. They would love them. Great Christmas gifts.
Pam @Threading My Way says
What a beautiful cushion, Bev. I especially love the embroidery and the appliquéd tea cups. At first glance I thought the text was printed and was intrigued as to how you’d done it – very effective and oh, so simple. I’d love you to add this tutorial (and any others), to our Ongoing Themed Sewing link parties. There’s one just for pillows and cushions…
What a beautiful pillow. Thank you for the detailed tutorial. I would also make a pillow.
Rebekah Crocker says
Going along with your lovely tea theme I would make a tea party picnic set for two- two napkins, place-mats, bunting and a small picnic blanket to create a magical Wonderland themed atmosphere at the end of a great day out!
WOW !!!! I really like the pillow , I would enjoy making some hand towels & a tote with a matching coin purse & pouch.Thanks
Create With Joy says
This is SO adorable! These fabrics are perfect for aprons, pillows, potholders – anything to add cheer!
Laura V says
I would love to use these fabrics to make some fancy and cute looking cloth diapers. A nice family quilt would be lovely too I think. So many projects could be done, these are beautiful.
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Such absolutely adorable pillows. The appliqued tea cups really make the pillow special. Congrats, you’re featured this week at the #ThisIsHowWeRoll Link Party.
Jenny H. says
I would love to make a cover for the cushions on my daughter’s chair in her room. And a tea cup pillow for me! What a lovely pattern!
Ramona Putnam says
I saw your pillow on Hawthorne Threads newsletter and had to come see! I just love it and want to make one for myself. so fun! So I’m going to say I would make your pillow. Also our quilt guild has planned a day sewing Laura Heines collage patterns. I definitely need that floral for that!!
Karen Hillier says
I am a big tea drinker! I have always wanted to make a teacup quilt. Thesis my chance!
Barbara MACEY says
I love your pillow & since I enjoy embroidery I am looking forward to beginning the project.
I am on a mission & am making lap quilts for the “so alone” aged women & men in our area who’ve been forgotten. I love these “joyful” fabrics of yours–wouldn’t they make someone so happy?
Thank You ever so much for this chance.
Those fabrics are wonderful. First I would have to make that delightful pillow. Next I would make a throw with soft, cuddly fabric on back… perfect for curling up in a chair with a great book and a hot cup of tea on a wintry day.