Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pillows Galore!

I sewed for the very first time on Saturday! 

Plus, I don't think it looks like a 1st grader's work which is what I was worried about. 
I made two matching pillow covers based off of the tutorial by Marissa over at Rae Gun Ramblings.  I found the tutorial by scoping out Pinterest.  Not only is this my first sewing project, but it's my first copied Pinterest pin.

This is an envelope cover which was really needed to cover up the satiny (sp?) pillows that had drool marks from my precious 2 yr. old boy that would.not.wash.out.  Why does he feel like he needs to lick pillows?

 I love that I can pull these covers off and wash them to get rid of the inevitable stains that will happen.

I honestly didn't trust the claim that these were super easy to make.  However, this was pretty true considering this first timer had limited trouble whipping these up!

I had so much fun doing it, I might have to make more that I can change out with the seasons!

I then figured I could use the accent fabric that I had chosen for guest room accessories and turn it into pillow covers.

These were a bit more challenging because the fat quarters I had weren't quite big enough for the pillows I needed to cover.  I did some mental gymnastics and figured out how to sew a border and rework the original tutorial so I could get the following...

The pink flowery one is a bit big and I may fix that someday.  MIGHT!

All in all, I'm loving my first sewing projects and am excited to do even more!

On a side note, I had a 31 week ultrasound on boy #4 today and we discovered that he IS-NOT head down.  This little bugger needs to turn before he's due.  It would be just my luck to have a cesarean section on my fourth and final pregnancy.  Huh!

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Between Naps on the Porch 
Not Just a Housewife 
Today's Creative Blog 
A Diamond in the Stuff 
Savvy Southern Style 
Blue Cricket Design 
Handy Man, Crafty Woman 
House of Hepworths 
Delightful Order 
Fingerprints on the Fridge 
Jane Deere Blog 
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating 
Addicted 2 Decorating 
Just a Girl 
Tatertots and Jello 
The Shabby Nest 
The DIY Showoff 
Dittle Dattle 
The DIY Home Sweet Home Project 
The Shabby Creek Cottage 
Tidy Mom 
Beneath My Heart


  1. Nice job! I love that fabric on the first one. I have some too and have been waiting for the perfect thing to use it for. I may make some pillow covers like you did!

  2. Heather- my son was transverse at 34 weeks, I had acupuncture on my toe the next day and he flipped to the head down position that night! My chiropractor does acupuncture & after that experience I'm a huge fan of chiropractic care!!

  3. I think I can do this! I love how it just brightens everything up. Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower from Blue Cricket Design. Vicky @ www.messforless.net

  4. Love your blog! You have great style and I love all those gorgeous pillows! Pop over for a visit sometime!

  5. this was your first attempt at sewing?! these look great!!

    Jenni x

  6. Love the pillow AND especially the fabric choice for the one on the couch!!! Thanks so much for the comment on my ruffle pillow. I'm your newest follower!

  7. This looks great! LOVE it!


  8. I love the fabric on the couch pillows! Do you remember where you got it? Its just what I've been looking for. Great job!

  9. I got this fabric from my local Joann's I was told it has been a pretty popular one!

  10. Very cute! I make over a couple chairs with the first flower fabric and I love them! www.spruceyournest.blogspot.com


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