This is the before pillow. It's actually a pillow from my living room set. I was never a fan of these pillows and my plan is to eventually cover them all.
With some left over burlap from other projects, I sewed three edges of my new pillowcase, and placed the old pillow in it's entirety inside. Then I sewed the fourth edge closed right along the old pillow edge with the sewing machine. I will fold over the last outter edge and sew a button for detail. This is probably not the correct pillow making method..but it worked out well for me.
Since I was free handing the writing on the pillow, I did a few practice numbers and letters on a scrap piece of burlap. Breathing deep, I went for it, and am quite happy with the result. Why the number 60? It's our street address. The stripes were made using the measuring stick.
Initially I made this pillow to go back to it's original home on my living room sofa, but instead I think I really like it in my bedroom.
I've always been a little timid with the sewing machine. I think I have a secret fear of ruining fabric, so I pine over all the beautiful things that I think should be simple to make and that I'd love to make, but never take the plunge to try. It also doesn't help that my old sewing machine can't decide whether it wants to sew fabric or eat it! But I DID IT!
As Nike says "just do it". I'm trying to instill that into many aspects of my life. I'm tired of complaining of the things in life I'd like to do. Time to break free and instead of "just talking".... I'm "just doing".
Cheers to doing it ... did I just say that right now? oh yes I did!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!