I don’t think I’ve shared this project with you. I am not a sewer. I can do basic sewing, hem pants etc. I occasionally sew on my handmade cards. I did make a basic rag quilt for each of my grandchildren. You can view them HERE and HERE. They turned out pretty good. I’ve decided I want to start making a few things for my home. I know! One more thing to add to my many lists of projects. I guess the main goal I have is to make a few quilts. I am obsessed and love homemade quilts!
A couple of months ago, I purchased a new sewing machine. I purchased my old one back in the early 80’s and used it to make a few clothes for my children when they were young. It has mended quite a few things. It basically has two stitches. Straight and zigzag. Very basic. The new one is a little fancier but I wasn’t about the spend $4000 for the new Bernina that I continue to drool over. Maybe some day one will show up on my door step. LOL!
My first project was basic envelope pillow covers for my couch. I probably should have taken pictures of the process but that didn’t happen. The pillows are made out of the same fabric as the couch. I really wanted to add a little color to the room. My favorite colors are shades of red and green. It was hard to find fabric in these colors that didn't look like Christmas. I went to the Home Fabrics store and found this fabric. It is a heavier drapery type of fabric. I love it!
They are very basic and easy, I found a few ideas from Pinterest before making them. If you want to know the basic idea, you can look HERE. I love Pinterest. I have so many fun sewing projects pinned that I can’t quite figure out what to do next. I was thinking maybe something like these cute towels for the holidays.
Maybe I can squeeze them in between all of my Photography, Card Making, Digital Scrapbooking, Art Journaling and Christmas Painting projects. Speaking of Christmas painting…. It’s that season and I have several orders for projects so I really need to get busy. You know I’ll be sharing some of them in the future.
Here is another picture of the pillows. Wide angle lens attached.