Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Pillow Talk

Having this long President's weekend off has been nice.  A chance to catch up on some projects that I normally don't have time for during the week.  I found this material at Joann Fabrics for 30% off, it was the end of the bolt, and I couldn't resist.  It looks very "retro" and I thought it would make a great pillow cover.
Love the geometric design - especially for cutting!

First, I brought out my machine that I purchased last summer here.  They were oh so helpful as I hadn't even looked at machines in a long time and didn't know what I wanted.  This one embroiders as well.

Then I measured the pillow insert (18 x 18), and began ironing the seams I would later sew.  Love that this is a geometric design with lines and circles because following the lines made life a little easier!

Next, I began sewing the seams...until a little "commercial interruption".

Oops!  My needle broke!  No worries...

Back in business!  As you can see, I made the cover like an envelope - zippers and I don't see "eye to eye" if you know what I mean:)

And there she is in all her splendor...Maybe needs a button?

Here are some other projects I've attempted in the last 6 months:

The runner and the curtains I did on my own and that fabric came from Joann's as well.  I did take a class here for quilting, and there are always new classes posted on their website. You can bring your machine, or use one of theirs, and they will walk you through the steps of a project.  

Happy Crafting!!


  1. Mom, I'm so impressed!! You even sewed in piping! Hm... I may have to trade you my blog assistance for some new pillow covers... :)

  2. Will do....just don't look too closely...ha! ha!