Thursday, April 8, 2010
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.