Pillow's....made by me....ON A SEWING MACHINE!

Hey people! So if any of you read my Stumped by sewing post about a week ago I expressed my frustration about wanting to learn how to sew and not knowing how. Well I bought a sewing machine (Brother...from Walmart....great deal!) a couple days ago and sat down during Liam's nap today to learn how to use it. Well after spending seriously about an hour trying to thread my needle and watching the extremely helpful instructional DVD I felt fairly confident that I could sew something without impailing myself with the sewing needle. So I had this super cute black and white Ikea fabric that I wanted to cover my HIDEOUS couch pillows with. These are the "Oh so cute" pillows that "come with the couch". They are microfiber on one side and some funky looking print that I hate on the other. They've been needing to be recovered for over a year now and I just now got around to doing it. OK...without further adeu.....


These pillows are so much fun to make! The first one that I did took me seriously about an hour. I did it about as wrong and backward as you can make something. I truly made it way harder on myself then it had to be. The second one took me about 20 mins to make and came out so much better. The ruffle is from the second one...the first one's ruffle is so messy looking that I didn't want to show that up close. lol. Regardless of how much I messed these up...I had a blast and broke my fear and apprehension with sewing!

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  1. Great job! I think your pillows came out lovely - from one novice sewer to another! =)

  2. Loving them!!! (I still have a hard time with ruffles.)

  3. Great Job! Once you do the first one....from now on it'll be easy! Great inexpensive way to make a change for the seasons too!

  4. Pillows are so fun and make such a difference! Great job!