Fluff

February 28, 2009

Pillow. Seems easy enough. Only thing is, I’ve never made one. My mom helped me (read: did all the hard work) make some for my made-over room when I was about 12 and that was my last experience. Funny how today’s pillow brought me back to that day over and over 🙂 Also funny was how I made mistakes and realized WHY my mom did certain things the way she did.

Warning: the fabric is eggplant (ok, a little lighter), not red. Please forgive the color shifts in the photos.

four pieces cut, ironed and placed pretty-side-facing

four pieces cut, ironed and placed pretty-side-facing

Lesson 1: do not measure and mark fabric while sitting on carpeted floor…

measure twice

measure twice

pinning and trimming
pinning and trimming

Lesson 2: consider how your material will be going through the sewing machine when pinning fabric together

If I had pinned with my left hand, I would have had an easier time pulling out the pins as I sewed.

trim again

trim again

Lesson 3: unless you’re making a placemat, make sure you leave an opening to stuff your pillow

I got so carried away in the excitement of actually sewing, I had to go back and undo about 20 stitches to create my hole.

snip corners close and carefully flip inside out

snip corners close and carefully flip inside out

Lesson 4: another lesson about that hole…put it in the middle of a side, not on the corner…will make your life easier once you have to close it by hand

stuff, fluff, close hole by hand

stuff, fluff, close hole by hand

All and all, I’m quite proud of myself. Even with the small challenges, I just kept moving along. Go me!

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One Response to “Fluff”

  1. kari & kijsa Says:

    Great job and easy instructions to get anyone started!! Perfect for our fun Pillow Parade Tuesday inspiration!!

    blessings,
    kari & kijsa


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