Thursday, April 12, 2012

Slip Cover Throw pillow

I am three weeks in to my Introduction to Sewing class. This week we pinned our patterns to our fabric and cut out the fabric.  I am making a skirt for the class. We also learned how to put thread on the bobbin and thread our sewing machines. Unfortunately my teacher went very quickly and ended up just doing this for me in class. It wasn't very helpful. So the day after class, I brought out my machine and taught myself how to thread my machine and thread the bobbin, which turned out to be pretty easy.  I'm glad I got to see my teacher do it, so I could find of figure it out.  That night I got overly ambitious and thought to myself, "now that I can sew a straight line, I can make a pillow!"  I don't let fear get in my way! 

SO I stitched up this slip-covered throw pillow for the living room! 


Crazy huh? I don't even know what I'm doing. I just followed this tutorial online.  It was pretty easy.  I was so proud of myself I was giddy with excitement.  This is the back of the pillow that shows the slip cover part where you stuff the pillow form into it. Somehow I even managed by luck to line up the pattern. BTW, this fabric is from fabric.com from Amy Butler's home decorator fabric line called Lark River Shine Cinder. It was extra fabric from my Mom who used it to make big bean bags. More on that later.


One shot of the pillow on the couch with another pink and navy floral pillow that my mom sewed several years ago. I think they look great together.


I am so excited to tackle more sewing projects once I finish this sewing class and have some more skilz under my belt.

xo
Cathleen

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