Decorative cushion-knot with your own hands
Knots have been knitting for thousands of years, using them not onlyfor business, but also for decorating clothes and at home. Today we offer to your attention unusual pillows for the interior, made in the technology of weaving knots. The decorative cushion knot looks very stylish and modern, favorably differing from the standard rectangular models. In online stores, these designer pillows cost a lot of money, and making them with your own hands is not as difficult as it might seem at first glance. Content
How to make a base for a pillow-knot
In order to make a pillow, you need to sewmaterial from which we will weave macrame. You can, of course, take a thick rope or rope, but the pillow of such material will be stiff and wearing a purely decorative character. If you want to have a soft pillow, which can be put under your head or back, you need to sew "tubules". Take these materials:
- cut of knitted fabric or cotton (woolen) tights
- sintepon or batting
- cardboard roll from paper towels or toilet paper
- long stick for ramming the synthepon
- needle and thread
Tubes are easiest to make from children's (oradult) pantyhose. Cut socks and top with an elastic band. The two stockings obtained are stitched together into one. Instead of pantyhose, you can use long socks, sleeves of unwanted sweaters or knitted sweaters. If there are no old things or you need a tube much longer, you will have to sew the cover yourself and fill it with filler. Take a cut of knitted fabric, cut into strips with a width of 20-30 cm. The length of the finished tube should be 3-4 m, so if you have, for example, a fabric cut of 1.5 meters wide by 50 cm, cut it into two strips with a width of 25 cm, then sew them together to get a strip 3 m long. It is desirable to combine the pattern, if it is. Then sew a strip on the sewing machine with the front side inward, turn it out. Insert into the resulting knitted tubulecardboard roll from paper towels. Instead, you can roll a magazine, newspaper or several A4 sheets. We begin to fill the tube with a sintepon or other filler. To push through and compact the sintepon, use a stick (a long wooden spoon, a ruler, a small metal pipe). Remember that later you will be able to weave macrame from this "boa constrictor", so fill tightly and tightly so that it is not offensive for obvious excesses and folds in the most inappropriate places. Sew open ends. Instead of sintepon as a filler,use batting, an old blanket, towels or other dense fabric. In this case, the order of work is slightly different. First cut the filler into strips of 30-50 cm (depending on the density), sew together into one strip 3-4 cm long and fold it into a tight roll. Only then wrap the roll with a knitted fabric, thus making a "cover". This method is more laborious, since you will not use the sewing machine and will have to sew 3 meters manually. For an example, watch the video, where the tubules dofrom children's tights and weave a pillow by a Celtic knot. There can be a situation when you made a tube 3 meters long, and for the selected node you need more. Then we advise or make a simpler knot, or have enough material in stock, make another synthetone tube and sew them together.
Pillow knot: weaving options
For weaving the pillow, we advise you to choose some kind ofbeautiful complex pattern, purely decorative or quite practical in the marine business. To not immediately experiment with a large tube of knitwear, practice doing the selected knot on a rope or lace. In the video above you could already familiarize yourself with the Celtic knot. Let's see what other beautiful and simple options you can try. By the way, with the help of these instructions you can do not only cushion knots, but also rug mats, coasters for cups and dishes, decorative pendants and ornaments. "Flat knot" "Head of a Turk" Chinese or "For luck" This is just four examples of weaving macrame-shaped pillows, but in open sources you can find a lot of knots that you can take as a basis.