Thursday, April 8, 2010

Pillowy goodness

My boys napped at the same time today (the oldest doesn't usually nap at all, so this was a bonus day!), which meant I got a few minutes in my sewing room. It's still a disaster in there, since I've been so discouraged with the mess and lack of space due to adding the quilt frame, so I spent the first little bit of time putting things away. Of course touching my fabric made the urge to clean pass very quickly, so I took a quick look at what I was holding -- a piece of faux suede, and decided to make a pillow cover. Not terribly ambitious, but I wanted something I could finish rapidly. I'm really into instant gratification with crafty stuff lately.

The faux suede is a little tricky because you can't pin it. My solution is one of my best friends in the sewing room: low-tack painters' tape. Perfect!

This was meant to be a quick and dirty project, so there's no zipper or piping on this pillow cover, just overlapped edges that were topstitched for stability. The line is a little hard to see. I could not for the life of me get a decent photo.

Anyway, I just overlapped the edges and then straight stitched the sides. Stuffed in one of the free (ugly) cushions that came with our sofa a decade a go, and tada!



This last photo also shows the rocking chair I scored at Salvation Army for $40. I originally went in to buy some wooden stuff to refinish...I've been reading a lot of DIY re-do blogs and have a bad case of the I-can-do-it-toos. More on that later.

1 comment:

  1. Cool pillow, great job! And I love the chair! If you're going to redo it you most definitely can do anything you set your mind to. It may be a little challenging though (there's just a lot of nooks and crannies and the stripper stuff gets goopy and hard to get out of the said nooks and crannies). I'm curious to see what you end up doing with it, good luck!!