I've jumped on the pillow bandwagon and have made one for my living room. Surprisingly, this is the first pillow that I've made for myself since I started sewing again almost two years ago...I'm not sure why...I think I may have a problem committing to fabric choices, really. What if it doesn't look good and I spent all that money on fabric? :) Well, I stumbled upon a solution at one of my second hand shops this week. Voila!
Spending $.99 on fabric that I love is the BOMB! And of course, if it doesn't look good in my living room, no harm done to the budget, right?
The goal was to turn this:
into something suitable for the decor in my living room (which is a constant work in progress, let me tell ya). The purple cover isn't bad - it's actually quite nice, but it no longer matches what style I'm going for. So, really, all that pillow had going for it was the beautiful down-filled form beneath all that purple!
Wash and cut fabric. Add zipper, topstich, measure back again, line front, sew seams. Done!
|covered zipper ends|
I'd love to show you a pic of my living room but I couldn't bring myself to post it yet. It's not near done and I have a LOT more work to do. I guess that's okay, right? :) Actually, one of the reasons I really like this fabric is because it kind of ties my other couch into the room with that strange orangey-brown colour. Yep, sounds hideous, but I think it's finally starting to come together. Maybe I'll show you soon...
I hope you're all having a fantastic, down-filled day!
**be sure to stop by tomorrow for a very special Valentine's Day surprise...it just might be a giveaway!**