October 4, 2011

Quick and easy pillows

This past week I dusted off the ol' sewing machine to tack a few long procrastinated chores.  Mostly mending and such.  Sewing can be a dangerous thing for me.  Months can go by without sewing a single thing, but once I start it's hard to stop.  I find myself sewing anything and everything I can get my hands on.  I drop everything else and become completely immersed in it.
This time around is no exception.  Just to procrastinate a little longer I decided to make something fun before tackling the boring mending.  After scrounging through my leftover fabric, I decided to make a couple pillow covers in order to add a little more red to my fall decorating.  I picked out one striped fabric and one floral.

The first slipcover was made with a cheerful red and white stripe.  I boxed the corners of the pillow much like I did on my sofa slipcover.  It worked out fine but personally think it looks silly with the striped fabric.  Oh well,  you live and learn I guess.  LOL.

For the next slipcover I used a red and white floral - a personal favorite of mine.  I love this fabric.  It's so cheerful and I love the off white background color with the slightly faded looking red print.  I wish I could remember where I bought this fabric since I would love to get my hands on more of it.

All in all, both slipcovers took me less than an hour to finish.  Not nearly enough time to procrastinate properly if you ask me!
Enjoy your day and I'll talk to you soon,

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  1. You know me and red! I love it to accent, great pillows!

  2. Love your color combinations! Stripes with some floral is my favorite. Have a happy day!

  3. Beautiful red and white floral fabric: just the thing to mix with stripes.


  4. Less than an hour?! That would've taken me the whole day. They turned out beautiful!


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