Sunday, February 6, 2011

Z Gallerie Knock Off

Okay so I am one of those people who loves to look at accessories in magazines and on line and dream. I rarely buy because well we wouldn't eat if I did. Of course the first time I saw the the Z Gallerie pillow it was full price, but it has been way marked down since then, but still more than what I paid to make my own.

First I must say that I saw a tutorial on this by Cluck Cluck Sew and it is very easy to follow. Instead of using different fabric for mine like she does I used felt for the whole pillow. So the petal and the form are made of the same material (more like Z Gallerie). Of course I over estimated how much fabric that I would need so I bought 2 yards. Good thing I did because I already have a friend who wants me to make one for her.

I also hand sewed the petals on because I find that it was rather relaxing for me. So it for sure took me about four hours longer than it took her. Plus my sewing skills on a machine are nowhere like hers. (For some reason I was having serious issues.)

This little beauty is looking a little limp right now because I only had a 16" x 16" pillow, when I really need an 18" x 18" form. I will either pick one up or I might just leave it like it is. This little girl will be going into the window seat of my craft room whenever I get that finished....hopefully this month.

I am surprised at how much I have accomplished this weekend, I hope that I can continue that through the week. I hope that everyone has a wonderful safe week.

Check Me Out!!! I am in the running for the best knock off piece over at Seven Thirty-Three.


Fishtail Cottage said...[Reply to comment]

Super Cute! I miss having a ZGallery close by! They have wonderful eclectic house decor! xoxo

Brook said...[Reply to comment]

Great pillow. It turned out adorable.

kirwin said...[Reply to comment]

OMG... you made that?! Wow. It looks awesome.

Erin said...[Reply to comment]

Your pillow looks FANTASTIC!!! I'm not a sewer either, well not on a sewing maching anyway, so the fact you did this by hand is super impressive. :)

Claire said...[Reply to comment]

I love your pillow-so cute-I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit! Claire

Dawn said...[Reply to comment]

Thanks for the great comments!!!

Kirwin - I had to do a double check to make sure you weren't one of my "real" life friends because that is totally something they would say.

I am working on the sewing skills so be prepared, you will see lots of pillows and additions to baskets. Stay tuned.

Rene said...[Reply to comment]

It is beautiful! Good call on using the same color.


Patti's Artful Design said...[Reply to comment]

This is just beautiful....and I like your pillow better! Great job!

Jess ( said...[Reply to comment]

Very cute! Does it count if I'm inspired by your inspiration? :)

Katie said...[Reply to comment]

Great job! So cute!!!


Anne said...[Reply to comment]

That looks great! Nice job : )

Rachael said...[Reply to comment]

It's gorgeous!! I so have to make one now :) I'd love to see it on my linky party this weekend.

Liberty said...[Reply to comment]

You did FABULOUS!!! I have been wanting to make something similar to this for my new bedroom set. Yours is BY FAR the most elegant pillow I've seen. :)


Allison@FabRehab said...[Reply to comment]

That is SOOOO pretty! I might have to try this!

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Lisa said...[Reply to comment]

Love this! It looks great and I'm sure it was much more fun (and much cheaper) to make it!

Stephanie Smith said...[Reply to comment]

Real Cute. Saw this over at Blue Cricket Design.

WobiSobi said...[Reply to comment]

This is beautiful. what a wonderful job you did!! Bravo!! Anne

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...[Reply to comment]

Great job! Very Beautiful!!!

Shannon said...[Reply to comment]

Oooh - I'm loving your flower pillow!! It's absolutely beautiful. You must be very patient to have sewed it on by hand - the details are lovely.

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...[Reply to comment]

Hey great job!!!!
I love it!
I just became your 12th follower!
Stop by and say hi!!

Alison said...[Reply to comment]

This is adorable! You should totally post this on my Fridays Unfolded linky tomorrow!

Brandi said...[Reply to comment]

beautiful pillow!

Autumn said...[Reply to comment]

Love your pillow! I want one! Maybe one day I'll try my hand at one! Congrats on your knock off running! Good luck!
Autumn @ Graceful Rantings of a Clutz (

Amanda said...[Reply to comment]

This looks amazing, thanks for sharing

Lauren @ YoungNester said...[Reply to comment]

This is adorable!

oneinspiredhand said...[Reply to comment]

Its awesome! You did a great job!

Rachael said...[Reply to comment]

Thanks so much for linking up, I really love this!!

Kristyn @ Good Gravy Crafts said...[Reply to comment]

You do a great job, I too am lacking in the sewing skills on a machine.

Love it!


Nancy said...[Reply to comment]

Great job! So inspiring!

Nancy said...[Reply to comment]

I had to blog about your it!

Leslie A. Hawkins said...[Reply to comment]

Love this how much fabric did you use total to make it? I would love a pink one, I think I'm gonna try my hand at it. Leslie

Dawn said...[Reply to comment]

Thanks Nancy!!

Leslie - I bought two yards but I have about a little less than a yard and a half left over. You could probably get away with 3/4 of a yard.

Holly said...[Reply to comment]

So pretty. I love the look of this. I am tickled pink!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...[Reply to comment]

Oh, this is a pretty one, for sure! I love its feminine look and the chic fabric you used so it doesn't look too sweet. Beautiful! Now I'm off to see the instructions.
Thanks for this creative, and just in time for spring project!

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