My Little Sewing Project

I have been busy this week!  I haven't had much time to post because the flu had found it's way into our home.  However, while taking care of sick children I managed to sew some pillows for my family room sofa and my husband's office.  Just to be clear... I do not sew.  I once took a sewing class in the 7th grade, but if I remember correctly, my teacher wasn't very impressed with my work.  Even so, if I had to describe myself in one word, determined would be me! So I dusted off an old sewing machine stored in the basement and I got to work.  Lord help me! I could not even remember how to thread the machine and the bobbin! YouTube my friends can get you through anything! Ha Ha (true story). 
So here are the pillows I made.  I am pretty happy with them.  If someone was to look closely, they would see my amateur work.  I did have a lot of fun though and I think I may have been bit by the sewing bug.  I am going to take some classes soon!
The brown pillows were made from a shower curtain that I found at TJ Maxx.
The black prints were stenciled on.




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14 comments:

  1. Love it. I just made some pillows recently and I love that I sewed them.

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  2. These look outstanding...hop over and share them at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY. Hope everybody starts feeling better at your nest. I’m having a giveaway...be sure to come by and check it out…it starts Monday March 7.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  3. Love the pillows and you sound just like me. I forget how to thread the machine since I rarely sew and I wasn't good in Home Ec at sewing either. Not my thing. Our names are close and our blog names both have Savvy in them. Thanks for coming by.

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  4. The pillows are fabulous!

    I find, at this stage of my life, they are making thread thicker and needle eyes smaller.;-)
    Thanks so much for stopping by the Back Porch and for following.

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  5. Hope your family is feeling well. Your post reminds me of my sewing attempts! Heaven help me if the bobbin ever runs out of thread! I love your choice of fabrics - they look great on the sofas!

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  6. WOW! They look great! And thanks for following me at Richmondthrifter! Makes my day to get a new follower!

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  7. Oh, your pillows turned out wonderful! they look great!

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  8. Great fabric choice! You wouldn't even know you were an amateur!

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  9. I love this idea! I found your blog at the DIY Showoff. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back: http://stillwaterstory.blogspot.com/
    Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)

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  10. Thanks for coming over to my site. It's nice to have a fellow animal print friend. I am going to attempt your pillows. Yikes. Check out the pillows at prudently painted village. Wowza. I am your newest follower.

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  11. If your sewing skills are limited.pillows are a good place to start. Looks like you did a good job with just right fabrics.

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  12. Wow, cool stencils! I love the fabric you chose, it's one of my favorite patterns. You did an excellent job! I'm hosting a sewing series on my site for newbies...our first project is a pillow case! How much easier can it get? I'd love for you to join! Starts Thursday and ends in 3 weeks. You link up your finished project and we pick some winners for some cool prizes. Ok, I'm done with my schpiel. ;)
    alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

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  13. Your pillows turned out wonderful. Fun peeking over here from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia! xoox
    ~tracie

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  14. They look great! I might need to make some now too. :) I am not a great sewer either but I try! I figure no one is going to come over and really inspect my sewing on my pillows and if they do, oh well!

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